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Gustav Holst: A Great Composer

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0072
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gustav Holst was a great composer, a great teacher, and a great friend. These are really different aspects of the same fact. It was his intense human sympathy that fostered his musical invention. In ... More


Instrument Production

Halina Goldberg

in Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Like elsewhere in Europe, the rise of the middle class in Poland at the start of the 19th century encouraged the growth of the instrument industry. The new forces of industrialization resulted in the ... More


Constructing a Voice

Julian Johnson

in Mahler's Voices: Expression and Irony in the Songs and Symphonies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195372397
eISBN:
9780199870844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372397.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Mahler's music draws attention to its own artifice, as the product of musical construction. As such it is a self‐conscious musical style, aware of the historicism of its own materials and forms. This ... More


The Siciliana of the G-minor Sonata

Joel Lester

in Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195120974
eISBN:
9780199865406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195120974.003.04
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Siciliana lightens the tone of the G-minor Sonata with its dance-like rhythms (a siciliana being a dance related to the gigue) and with its looser construction into a series of parallel sections ... More


Back from the Shadows:: Matilde di Shabran and Zelmira

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0035
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In their differing ways, Matilde di Shabran and Zelmira show a composer taking stock. Both are rich in musical invention; both were rapturously received. However, down the years, tales about ... More


Petrucci's Privileges

Stanley Boorman

in Ottaviano Petrucci: Catalogue Raisonne

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195142075
eISBN:
9780199850549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142075.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Ottaviano Petrucci applied to the Venetian Signoria in 1498 for a privilege to protect his right to print music. The responsible members of the council approved the petition on 25th May of that year. ... More


Mozart at Play

Karol Berger

in Bach's Cycle, Mozart's Arrow: An Essay on the Origins of Musical Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250918
eISBN:
9780520933699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250918.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter starts with Mozart's instrumental music. At some point between the early and late eighteenth century, between Bach and Mozart, musical form became primarily temporal, and the center of ... More


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