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Music in Chopin's Warsaw

Halina Goldberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195130737
eISBN:
9780199867424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130737.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book examines the rich musical environment of Fryderyk Chopin's youth and places Chopin's early works in this milieu. It provides a historiographic perspective that allows a better understanding ... More


 Great Tradition, Grand Manner, Golden Age

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/9780195178265.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter uncovers the roots of the myth of a pianistic golden age in the 19th- and early 20th-centuries, along with offering a preliminary discussion of national performance styles, and the ... 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


Carnaval des analyses

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter analyzes movements or works by Schumann and other composers, using the terminology and concepts developed in the preceding chapters. The works are: Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique (“Un ... More


Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Jonathan Bellman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chopin's Second Ballade, op. 38, composed in the late 1830s and published in 1840, is a well‐known yet poorly understood work. Not only was the piece rumored to exist in an alternate version and to ... More


“ The Shaggy Maestro”

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The pianist whose American visit was by far the most spectacular was Anton Rubinstein (1829-94), whose tour in 1872-3, in conjunction with the Polish violinist Henryk Wieniawski (1835-80), was ... 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


Two Versions, Two Keys, and “Certain Poems of Mickiewicz”

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chopin's Second Ballade, op. 38, is a strangely anomalous work that has an entirely unique formal outline, ends in a different key from that in which it began, and is an intriguing mix of attractive, ... More


Genesis of a Narrative Process

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Since the latter part of the eighteenth century, a variety of musical strategies had evolved for telling stories in tones. The most basic of these was depiction; drawing on traditions reaching back ... More


Op. 38 and the Genre Issue

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

In Paris of the 1820s and ’30s, opera was one of the most influential forms of entertainment and popular art. Chopin, who had loved opera since his youth in Warsaw, was involved with the Parisian ... More


Martyrdom and Exile: The Narrative of Chopin's F Major Ballade

Jonathan D. Bellman

in Chopin's Polish Ballade Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195338867
eISBN:
9780199863723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338867.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Chopin's Second Ballade, Op. 38, appeared in a culture in which operatic styles and strategies were well understood, and at a time when Poland's desperate political situation was on minds of many and ... More


Chopin and His World

Jonathan D. Bellman and Halina Goldberg (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691177755
eISBN:
9781400889006
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691177755.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Fryderyk Chopin (1810–1849), although the most beloved of piano composers, remains a contradictory figure, an artist of virtually universal appeal who preferred the company of only a few sympathetic ... More


Rethinking White Female Silences: Kate Chopin’s Local Color Fiction and the Politics of White Supremacy

Sandra Gunning

in Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter sets forth a review of the recently canonized white woman writer Kate Chopin as an attempt to expand the assumed record of American women's responses to lynching. Chopin has always been ... More


The Awakening: Tradition and the American Female Talent

Elaine Showalter

in Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. The Clarendon Lectures 1989

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123835
eISBN:
9780191671616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123835.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Awakening broke new thematic and stylistic ground as Kate Chopin went boldly beyond the work of her precursors in writing about women's longing for sexual and personal ... More


A Polish Prelude

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter deals with the reason for the book’s curious subtitle: the presence of eleven Antilleans at the service held in the Warsaw church to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Fryderyk ... More


Geniuses of the Right Hand

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter follows on from the previous one discussing the work of the pianist/composer the author had seen in concert. It discusses how Curacaoans admired Chopin’s left hand – it pranced and ... More


As Melancholic as a Sunset

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is a discussion at greater length of the migration of the mazurka from Poland to Russia and of Chopin’s mazurka and its appeal to Caribbean composers and dancers as well as the fact that ... More


End of an Era

Jan Brokken

in The Music of the Netherlands Antilles: Why Eleven Antilleans Knelt before Chopin's Heart

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461855
eISBN:
9781626740914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461855.003.0031
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter describes through the eyes of Wim Statius Muller the end of an era of Dutch Antillean composers writing pieces based on classical music in creolized forms with local rhythms. A new more ... More


Audacious Euphony: Chromatic Harmony and the Triad's Second Nature

Richard Cohn

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772698
eISBN:
9780199932238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772698.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Many nineteenth-century theorists viewed triadic distance in terms of common tones and voice-leading proximity, rather than root consonance and mutual diatonic constituency. Audacious Euphony ... More


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