Formes et fonctions de la musique dans les biographies mozartiennes

  • Through the example of Mozart, this article studies the role played by music in biographies of composers. By focusing on three different works, all targeting a wide audience, but coming from different centuries and cultures ("Leben des K. K. Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart" by Franz Xaver Niemetschek, "Life of Mozart" by Edward Holmes, and "Mozart" by Jean-Victor Hocquard), it investigates both stylistic matters (how the music is described), and the concrete effect of cultural behaviors (the subordination of the work to the man, or the difficulty of talking about music). The study highlights some essential components of Mozartean mythology, as well as the close relationship between biographies, novels and the evolution of musicology as a discipline.

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Author:Christophe Schuwey
Parent Title (Latin):Musik und Emotionen in der Literatur = Musique et émotions dans la littérature = Music and Emotions in Literature / herausgegeben von Corinne Fournier Kiss. Colloquium Helveticum 48
Place of publication:Bielefeld
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2019
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2021/03/26
GND Keyword:Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Biografie; Musik; Ekphrasis
Page Number:14
First Page:360
Last Page:373
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 80 Literatur, Rhetorik, Literaturwissenschaft / 800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft / Aisthesis Verlag
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Colloquium Helveticum / Musik und Emotionen in der Literatur = Musique et émotions dans la littérature = Music and Emotions in Literature (Colloquium Helveticum ; 48.2019)
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen