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Title: The Scherzo of Mahler's Second Symphony: a study of genre
Author: Peteri, Lorant
ISNI:       0000 0001 2463 2035
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is about the ways in which the construction of genre yields musical meaning in concert music during Europe's long 19th century. I see the genre of scherzo as a product of European modernity and I argue that it should be understood as the musical institutionalization of the uncanny - a category discussed in Freud. I develop the proposition that a potentiality of the scherzo is to deploy it as a distorting mirror before the ideal of the 'autonomous' instrumental work of art with its 'logic', and 'metaphysics'.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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