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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


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