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By Bryan Magee

ISBN-10: 0141929375

ISBN-13: 9780141929378

Title note: substitute identify, The Tristan Chord: Wagner and Philosophy

Wagner used to be one of many few significant composers who studied philosophy heavily. Bryan Magee areas the composer's inventive improvement within the context of the philosophy of his age, and provides us the 1st designated and complete learn of the shut hyperlinks among Wagner and the philosophers - from the pre-Marxist socialists to Feuerbach and Schopenhauer.

Magee explores the connection among phrases and tune, among the unsleeping and the subconscious brain, among paintings and philosophy. It tackles soberly and judiciously the Wagner whose paranoia, egocentricity and anti-semitism are repugnant, in addition to the Wagner of creative genius.

The ensuing textual content illuminates Wagner and the music-dramas in altogether new methods.

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Speziell sein Verhältnis zu den Kompositionen Coltranes wird aus seinen folgenden Worten deutlich: »Ich arbeite heute mit vielen Kompositionen Coltranes. Mehr und mehr betrachte ich diese Werke Coltranes von einem technischen Standpunkt aus. Damit meine ich natürlich sein komplettes Werk, nicht nur die Kompositionen, die in einer maßgebenden Periode entstanden, Wie auch Parker, Hawkins, Young und andere, sehe ich Coltrane als einen bedeutenden musikalischen Erneuerer des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er ist einer der großen Vereiniger in unserem Beruf.

U 28 Die Lebensgeschichte von John Coltrane Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman Um die Jahreswende 1959/60 Coltrane mit verschiedenen Quartett-Formationen. Er arbeitet mit den Pianisten Wynton Kelly, Tommy Flanagan und Cedar Walton, bis er endlich McCoy Tyner verpflichten kann, dem sein Konzept ja schon vertraut ist. Am Baß wechseln Steve Davis, Reggle Workman, Art Davis und Jim Garrison, ein Indiz für die rastlose rhythmische Suche Coltranes. Ähnlich problematisch war auch die Wahl des Schlagzeugers: Auf Pete La Rocca folgen Higgins und schließlich Elvin Johes, der mit sollte.

Sofort ins Ohr fallen nur der geniale »Valse Hot« von Sonny Rollins und das vielleicht noch publikumswirkTimmons. Coltrane spielte alle Walzerstücke samere »This Here« von - Zo B. »Chim-Chim-Cheree« - immer nur auf dem Sopransaxophon, weil er mit dessen beschwingter Eleganz den Themen eine exotische Färbung geben konnte, Die Erfolge des Jahres 1960 ermöglichen es Coltrane, noch einmal die Plattenfirma zu wechseln. 1961 kommt er zu einem speziell für den Jazzmarkt Label von ABC-Paramount. Außer der finanziellen Verbesserung hat er hier auch Einfluß auf die Grafik und die Liner N otes seiner Albeno Impulse war eine der ersten Firmen, die aufwendig gestaltete Plattencover herstellte.

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