Festschrift für Ernst Lichtenhahn zum 80. Geburtstag – Festschrift for Ernst Lichtenhahn’s 80th Birthday
Edited By Antonio Baldassarre and Marc-Antoine Camp
Without any exaggeration one can call Ernst Lichtenhahn a doyen of Swiss music research. As one of the few musicologists in the German-speaking sphere he has succeeded in merging different linguistic-cultural and disciplinary research traditions. In his manner of scientific understanding, historical and systematic musicology, ethnomusicology and music practice are methodologically and topically related closely to each other, entirely consistent with the holistic concept of music research as developed by Guido Adler. With the title «Communicating Music», this Festschrift for Ernst Lichtenhahn’s 80 birthday attempts to take up and to further develop the diversity of scientific issues as emerged through such an understanding. It collects papers that come from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives to deal with issues about the discursive nature of music, about mediation and transformation processes of music as well as about the discourse on music itself.
Venedig – Musik als Lebensstil
Summary: Most notably in the eighteenth century, Venice was considered as the centre for any travellers who were interested in music and the arts. They encountered a city in which music was omnipresent by day and night. Eighteenth-century contemporary accounts deliver the impression of Venetians as a people addicted to music. Music seems to have been available for everyone in one or another form and to have functioned as a general means of expression and communication. The present chapter provides considerations based on contemporary accounts since they most likely reveal observations and emotions that could said to be at least a partially accurate reflection on that period. Although music seems to be less present in nineteenth-century Venetian everyday life the city with its diversity and antagonisms continued to be perceived as a site of inspiration, sometimes even as the epitome of music. The tension between decay and “Grandezza” was a source of inspiration to composers in numerous ways.
Venedig war über Jahrhunderte eine Stadt, in der Musik zum Leben gehörte wie Essen und Trinken. Viele zeitgenössische Berichte geben einen farbigen Einblick, wie selbstverständlich die Musik im Alltag integriert war und wie sie zum eigentlichen Umgang gehörte. Damit ist hier nicht nur das Konzert- oder Theaterleben gemeint, das ebenfalls florierte, dies bis hin zu den privaten Opernhäusern. Vielmehr war Musik auf der Strasse für jedermann eine alltägliche Selbstverständlichkeit, die direkt zu den Umgangsformen...
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