Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Reclaiming Late-Romantic MusicSinging Devils and Distant Sounds$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter Franklin

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520280397

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520280397.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 26 June 2022

The Bitter Truth of Modernism

The Bitter Truth of Modernism

A Late-Romantic Story

(p.140) Chapter 6 The Bitter Truth of Modernism
Reclaiming Late-Romantic Music

Peter Franklin

University of California Press

The fragmentation of Weimar culture, in which “advanced” modernism, or “new music,” criticized late-romantic indulgence across a gulf filled with many new, more popular and contemporary forms of musical entertainment, is presented as the backdrop to the story of Franz Schreker, whose late-romantic operas, from the widely popular Der ferne Klang in 1912 to Der Schmied von Gent in 1932, trace a course that is simultaneously heroic and tragic. Schreker's later accommodation of new musical manners is seen less as a capitulation to stylistic “progress” than as a complex negotiation with the increasing politicization of aesthetic values in a culture that increasingly was openly hostile to those whose “decadent” stylistic manner (as in Schreker's case) was directly associated with their Jewishness.

Keywords:   Weimar culture, new music, Franz Schreker, Der ferne Klang, Der Schmied von Gent, Jewishness

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.