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In Defence of Opéra-Comique: (“La défense de l’opéra-comique”, Portraits et Souvenirs, Société d’édition artistique, 1899, 169–176)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter holds that intolerance in art is attacking the genre of opéra-comique. As the need for action to deal with this is becoming urgent, the author takes the task upon himself to defend it. ... More


Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Stephen Rumph

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is an analysis of Beethoven's late style, demonstrating how deeply political events shaped the composer's music, from his early enthusiasm for the French Revolution to his later ... More


Une leçon de morale—German Music Drama

Mark Everist

in Music Drama at the Paris Odéon, 1824–1828

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520234451
eISBN:
9780520928909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234451.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the tradition of German music drama in Paris, considers works by Carl Maria von Weber and an abortive production of Ludvig van Beethoven's Fidelio. German music drama never had ... More


Bloch

Francesca Vidal

in Music in German Philosophy: An Introduction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226768373
eISBN:
9780226768397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768397.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter elaborates the biography of Ernst Bloch and explains his particular thoughts on musical philosophy. He was born on July 8, 1885. In 2000, a multifunctional center of science and culture ... More


Concert Society of the Conservatoire: Fourth Concert

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0027
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

A superb program of music by Beethoven and Weber inspires Berlioz to poetic heights. This is a good sample of his critique admirative, including a moment when words fail and he falls back on the ... More


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