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Afterword

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Opera

The Afterword opens with a letter of 1791 in which Mozart relates an experience he has while attending a performance of Die Zauberflöte. He represents the episode as a recognition narrative in ... More


Tonality and Transformation

Steven Rings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This book employs transformational theory to illuminate the experience of tonal music. In addition to providing an accessible primer on transformational theory, the book introduces new theoretical ... More


The Sum of All Heresies: The Image of Islam in Western Thought

Frederick Quinn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195325638
eISBN:
9780199869336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325638.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Current global tensions and the spread of terrorism have resurrected a largely negative perception of Islamic society in the West, an ill will fueled by centuries of conflict and prejudice. Shedding ... More


GERMAN MUSIC IN AN AGE OF POSITIVISM

Kevin C. Karnes

in Music, Criticism, and the Challenge of History: Shaping Modern Musical Thought in Late Nineteenth Century Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195368666
eISBN:
9780199867547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368666.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers the nationalist underpinnings of late-century musicology by examining the diverse and even contradictory cultural associations that Adler forged through the medium of his work. ... More


Music, Motion, and Subjectivity

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the ways in which sounds can specify motion, and the significance of this motion in music. Rather than considering motion in music to be metaphorical in nature, the chapter ... More


Reading Opera for the Plot

Jessica Waldoff

in Recognition in Mozart's Operas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151978
eISBN:
9780199870387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151978.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter takes up the question of how an individual event, such as a recognition scene, functions with respect to the operatic plot as a whole. It explores the notion of plot in critical works ... More


Op. 50 (1787)

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Dedicated to Friedrich Wilhelm II and known as the “Prussian” quartets, these difficult works were clearly designed for connoisseurs. Their sale and early publication history involved complex, ... More


Alan Walker Tyson 1926–2000

Oliver Neighbour

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0019
Subject:
History, Historiography

Alan Tyson was a musicologist who made an outstanding contribution to understanding issues of authenticity and chronology in the works of Mozart and Beethoven often based on detailed study of the ... More


Music as a cognitive skill

John A. Sloboda

in The Musical Mind: The Cognitive Psychology of Music

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521280
eISBN:
9780191706257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521280.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that mental representation is the core psychological concept that underlies all psychologically interesting musical skills, from the emotional reactions of untrained listeners ... More


Tuba Concerto

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/9780195182392.003.0091
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The form of the Tuba Concerto is nearer to the form of Johann Sebastian Bach than to that of the Viennese School, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven, though the first and last ... More


Introduction

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For the subjects investigated, this introduction describes: origins, instruments, makers, music, and performers of a subset of the clarinet family, called here large size clarinets. Along with an ... More


Basset Horn Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter three is devoted to basset horn music grouped in the categories: opera, sacred, and stage works; orchestral; chamber music; and wind band music. Other sections cover virtuosi and concert ... More


The Idea of National Opera, c. 1800*

Silke Leopold

in Unity and Diversity in European Culture c.1800

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263822
eISBN:
9780191734960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263822.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of many composers who, during the last quarter of the eighteenth century, thought more and more about a German-language opera. The idea of a German national opera was ... More


Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Andrew Steptoe (ed.)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Taking as examples the lives of creative individuals through history, this book considers the nature of creativity and genius from a psychological standpoint. Eleven chapters, contributed by leading ... More


Viotti's Achievement Thus Far

Warwick Lister

in Amico: The Life of Giovanni Battista Viotti

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372403
eISBN:
9780199870820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372403.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses and evaluates Viotti's immediate influence on violin playing in Paris and elsewhere, chiefly through his compositions, especially his violin concertos, and his playing and that ... More


Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Roger Parker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Opera performances are often radically inventive. Composers' revisions, singers' improvisations, and stage directors' re-imaginings continually challenge our visions of canonical works. But do they ... More


Liberty in the Theater, or the Emancipation of Words

Kristina Muxfeldt

in Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782420
eISBN:
9780199919154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782420.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

The opening study begins by recalling memorable moments in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, and Beethoven’s Fidelio when words projected through music pierce the imaginary fourth wall of the ... More


Epilogue

Ellen Rosand

in Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249349
eISBN:
9780520933279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249349.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter places Monteverdi, the dramatist, within the context of the history of opera, as initiator of and participant in the grand tradition that links him with such figures as Handel and ... More


Cadenza

Aaron L. Berkowitz

in The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter takes the Mozart-style cadenza as a case study. Just as a cadenza in the Mozart style interweaves themes from the concerto movement preceding it, the chapter interweaves the themes from ... More


Mozart, “Un’aura amorosa” from Così fan tutte

Steven Rings

in Tonality and Transformation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195384277
eISBN:
9780199897001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384277.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chapter 5 presents an analysis of Ferrando's aria “Un’aura amorosa,” from Act I of Mozart's opera Così fan tutte. After an overview of Da Ponte's text, the chapter presents a partial Schenkerian ... More


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