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    A Community of the Imagination: Seóirse Bodley’s Goethe Settings (Acknowledgements, Biographies, Editorial Note and Introduction: Crossing Thresholds)


    Byrne Bodley, Lorraine, ed. (2013) A Community of the Imagination: Seóirse Bodley’s Goethe Settings (Acknowledgements, Biographies, Editorial Note and Introduction: Crossing Thresholds). Carysfort Press. ISBN 9781909325319

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    Abstract

    An analysis of Seóirse Bodley's musical settings of Goethe's poetry. The book explores very different but radical musics that can be traced back to Bodley’s Darmstadt period. Mignon and the Harper belongs to the avant-garde, the experimental, with all the challenges to which this has given rise. The more recent song cycle, Gretchen, is a fine example of how Bodley’s style continues
to change and go into unexpected and unseen places. And yet while it is difficult to imagine two more contrasting pieces from the one composer, there is a convergence in the need to create a unique context of meaning through the act of composing. 
Just as Byrne Bodley's reading of these heterogeneous works as both object and process emphasizes the idea of historical transmission of materials as a living tradition, these settings compel us to experience again the relationship of modernity to tradition in both poetry and the music it has here inspired.

    Item Type: Book
    Keywords: Seóirse Bodley; Goethe Settings;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
    Item ID: 7450
    Depositing User: Dr. Lorraine Byrne Bodley
    Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2016 14:50
    Publisher: Carysfort Press
    Refereed: Yes
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