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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sabine Haenni Abstract Focusing on Alexander Kluge’s short film Chicago im Zeitraffer ( Chicago in Time Lapse ), this article inserts his work with moving images into a larger genealogy of the city symphony film. Elucidating his relationship with the historical cinematic avant-garde, as Kluge...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Daniel K. L. Chua Theodor W. Adorno's “theory of the symphony” is modeled on Beethoven's heroic symphonies; these works form the basis for Adorno's arguments against the broadcast of symphonies on radio. A “radio symphony,” he claims, is not the same as the real thing and fails to deliver the true...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... The second half of the article turns to several performances of the Second, or “Resurrection,” Symphony to address further contested elements in Mahler reception, namely, the role and interplay of kitsch and Jewishness. The case of Mahler's music reveals another instance not only of the problematics of post...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 91–112.
Published: 01 November 2016
... writings based on this material, such as the published essay “The Radio Symphony.” Close comparison of those texts demonstrates that the problem of phantasmagoria was never far from Adorno’s mind when considering the radio. Phenomenology, Husserlian and Otherwise In chapter 4 of “Radio...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... sounds by standard musical instrumentation (e.g., Joseph Haydn’s Clock Symphony), others are less sonically identical to their referenced extramusical sources (e.g., the “Szene am Bach” movement of Beethoven’s Pastoral or Arthur Honegger’s Pacifica 231, and so on). 9. The reason to mark...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the way from Bee- thoven’s Fifth Symphony to Three Blind Mice.1 In what follows, I corroborate Goodman’s statement that there is nothing inno- cent about the “innocent-seeming principle” that runs the risk that “all perfor- 1. Nelson Goodman, Languages of Art: An Approach to a Theory...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... an Herrn Hofrat Felix Draeseke in Dresden, bei Leipzig.” Neue Musik-Zeitung 28 , no. 2 : 249 – 57 . Muntz Maximilian . 1907 . “Gustav Mahlers ‘Tragische Symphonie.’” Deutsche Zeitung , January 6 . Neitzel Otto . 1907 . “‘Salome’ von Oscar Wilde und Richard Strauss.” Neue...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
...,” Tempo, no. 184 (1993): 35. Mark Berry 73 urged that the Bayreuth Festival, sullied by its National Socialist associations, should not reopen, Furtwängler followed Wagner’s 1872 laying of the foun- dation stone by conducting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
... him- self does in his analysis of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera (1929)— at another phenomenon from the late 1920s: the city symphony film, with its emphasis on representing simultaneous actions and cataloging typical mani- festations of city life.6 Expanding on this intuition here...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 119–135.
Published: 01 February 2006
... his friend Max Horkheimer that “philosophy should not be a symphony.”4 How can an aesthetic theory that thematizes, among other things, the dialectic of Enlightenment and the remote, yet thinkable, possibility of transgressing the requirements of the irrational and misguided mimetic struc­...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of lots of associations. Ruttmann must have had something similar in mind for his city symphony, Berlin [ Symphony of a Great City , dir. Walter Ruttmann, Germany, 1927]. But whereas the latter’s associations were purely formal (even in his sound-image films, he appears to settle for entirely external...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2020
... music become points of entry for critically rethinking both the cinematic genre of the city symphony film and transatlantic “loops” of “racial histories” in capitalist regimes of vision, sound, and erasure. Volume 6 of the Alexander Kluge-Jahrbuch brings Kluge’s reflections on the poetic power...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 53–72.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., anthropological description alone can lose sight of the medi- atic conditions grounding subjectivity. Adorno’s observations about the radio phenomenon fall under two ana- lytic categories. The first concerns the sonic characteristics of music (with a special interest in the symphony) under...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 155–164.
Published: 01 November 2012
...’ worldview and experiences deeply affected him. Although Borowski was initially positive about We Were in Auschwitz, by February 1946 he derided the book as “an unfortunate mix of encyclopedia, symphony, proclamation, and anecdote.” He added, “I’ve written two [stories] to which I will admit...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 1–39.
Published: 01 February 2021
... and particularly his Fifth Symphony had become attached. To attach a name or work to an entire way of packaging music’s production and reception was to capture a collective intentionality according to a paradigm that had sustained an increasingly authoritative way of going on in a practice. To fall under the work...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
...-scale urban essay Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003), which aims at reconstructing a portrait of Los Angeles from countless film excerpts, as a “city symphony in reverse” to account for the film’s retrospective impetus. This retrospective glance also pervades Munich as the film critic and the filmmaker...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to a mere background entertainment and marriage’s bourgeois reduction to the comforts of having wallpaper firmly glued to the four walls of one’s living room. He would have equated the la-la-la of Wagner with the da-da-da-daaaah of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, noting how these leitmotifs had become...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 65–80.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., and as such it seems to require the program to make itself fully understood.38 In this instance Straus hedges his bets, because, as musicians have known since at least Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony (1803), a program can justify all manner of timbral, formal, and aesthetic experimentation, including fragmen...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... altogether for a conservative tendency. Again, the initial images of Berlin in Bildern are revealing. In this respect, a comparison with the opening shots of Ruttmann’s Berlin: Die Sinfo- nie der Großstadt (Berlin: Symphony of a Great City), which premiered in September 1927, is telling.38...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as his sharp critique of the documentary illusion as manifest, for example, in the celebrated fi lm Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (1927), by Walther Ruttmann. In both cases, Kracauer’s criticism stresses that it does not suffi ce to arbitrarily reproduce the given to represent reality—a position...