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After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Kenneth Hamilton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book dissects the oft-invoked myth of a romantic Golden Age of Pianism. It discusses the performance-style of great pianists from Liszt to Paderewski and Busoni, and delves into the ... More


 Creating the Solo Recital

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter traces the development of the piano recital from the variety concerts of the early 19th-century to the present day, along with the associated repertoire and programme planning. Many ... More


 A Suitable Prelude

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter examines the virtually universal custom before the mid-decades of the 20th-century of pianists improvising preludes and transitions between pieces, with especial attention to Chopin, ... More


 Postlude: Post‐Liszt

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter traces the evolving role of the piano in 19th- and early-20th century musical life, along with the traditions of performance of some standard repertoire works by Chopin, Schubert, and ... More


Performer

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter provides quotations that illustrate Grainger's 1926 tour around Australia and how this was a great year for him. Memories of this tour contrast strongly with those of much of the rest of ... More


Commentator

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll

in Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.003.009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents a selection of Grainger's comments about music and musicians. It begins with a discussion of the expressive potential of music, and music's inability to address more than one ... More


Two Dispatches (One Fictive and the Other Dreamed Up)

Peter Szendy

in Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267057
eISBN:
9780823272303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267057.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Reading an open letter from Busoni published as a joke as well as certain passages in Mersenne’s Universal Harmony leads to an interrogation into the relativity of organological classifications.


Atonality and the Critical Imagination

Bryan R. Simms

in The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

In a letter to Ferrucio Busoni in 1909, Arnold Schoenberg described his new style of music with which he had been experimenting for over a year. It was an outgrowth of the post-Brahmsian and ... More


Small Instrumental Works: Opp. 11, 16, and 19 and Three Pieces for Chamber Orchestra

Bryan R. Simms

in The Atonal Music of Arnold Schoenberg 1908–1923

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128260
eISBN:
9780199848843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128260.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Schoenberg's new instrumental works that he called pieces, preserved the brief dimensions and heightened expressivity of song. In February 1909, he quickly composed two atonal works for piano for Op. ... More


Frederick Loewe: Born: June 10, 1901, Berlin, Germany Born: June 10, 1901, Berlin, Germany Died: February 14, 1988, Palm Springs, California

Steven Suskin

in Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195314076
eISBN:
9780199852734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the work of Frederick Loewe. Loewe was the son of Austrian tenor Edmund Loewe, who created the role of Prince Danilo in the 1906 Berlin première of Lehar’s Die Lustige Witwe ... More


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