!!> Reading ➷ The Spell of the Vienna Woods: Inspiration and Influence from Beethoven to Kafka ➯ Author Paul Hofmann – Anguillais.us

The Spell of the Vienna Woods: Inspiration and Influence from Beethoven to KafkaPaul Hofmann, A Foreign Correspondent For The New York Times, Offers A Fine Meditation On The Vienna Woods, A Tract Of Gladed Forest Five Times Bigger Than The Combined Boroughs Of New York, Geographically The Last Gasp Of The Alps Before Austria Opens Onto The Great Central European Plain In Those Forests, Hofmann Tells Us, Lie The Origins Of Many Great Works Of The Imagination The Later Symphonies Of Beethoven, Several Schubert Sonatas, Mozart S The Magic Flute, And, Most Famously, Richard Strauss S 1868 Opera Tales From The Vienna Woods, Which Instilled In The Viennese A Sense That The Woods Had To Be Protected From The Growing City On Their Fringe Thanks To The Play Of Art And Memory, The Woods Thrive Today As Hofmann Remarks, No Other Major European Capital Can Boast Such A Large And Safe Recreational Area.

!!> Reading ➷ The Spell of the Vienna Woods: Inspiration and Influence from Beethoven to Kafka ➯ Author Paul Hofmann – Anguillais.us
  • Hardcover
  • 260 pages
  • The Spell of the Vienna Woods: Inspiration and Influence from Beethoven to Kafka
  • Paul Hofmann
  • English
  • 05 April 2019
  • 9780805025958

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  1. says:

    Vienna has been named most livable city in the world for a few years running Of course the art collections, gorgeous architecture, and dazzling cafes are part of the package but so is the Vienna Woods I cannot think of another city that has a green biosphere encircling it in the way Vienna has It really is surprising driving into the city or even flying into it to see the green woods unfolding around it And there are bees and animals and a fairly extensive animal preserve with boar and deerI was expecting and really hoping for a serious cultural history of the woods But this book is of a personal memoir of the author s experiences in the woods and his personal impressions about the ways that Beethoven, Kafka, Freud, Auden, Hugo Wolf, Schoenberg, and even Mozart experienced the woods And it is really poignant as a reader below said, I also didn t want the book to end It is just a must for anyone who loves Vienna.Those sweet and melancholic woods of firs, pines, birches, ashes, and famously of lindens and horse chestnuts and the taverns with their fresh wines that don t travel very well The wines from the woods are really something perfect To walk from Kahlenberg to Leopolndsberg and to drink white Austrian wine under the chestnut trees by moonlight is a magical experience And the author is right that you can hear the woods in all music from Beethoven To Mozart I thought his chapters on Auden, as well as the wonderfully told chapter on the double suicide or was it of the crow...


  2. says:

    The Vienna Woods, located just outside the city, have influenced an incredible range of people, including Beethoven, Schubert, WH Auden, Mark Twain, Hugo Wolf, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Kafka, Sigmund Freud, and Mozart, to name a few Alth...


  3. says:

    excellent, I DIDN T WANT IT TO END I almost wish that there were photographs.

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