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Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

John Daverio

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores the connections between art and life in the works of three giants of musical romanticism. Drawing on contemporary critical theory and a wide variety of 19th-century sources, it ... More


Bach and Schumann

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/9780195182392.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, Western

There are at present very few musicians who think that Johann Sebastian Bach is merely learned, or that learning and emotion cannot go hand in hand. Nevertheless, even now, the whole nature of Bach's ... More


Romanticism

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter deals with those strains in 19th-century music that would seem to be furthest removed from the vernacular discussed in the previous chapter. It begins with a general discussion of ... More


 Conclusion

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Disagreeing with contemporary scholarship that posits an aesthetic break c.1800, this chapter argues that the ancient discourse on musical utility did not come to an end with end of the 18th century. ... More


VOLKSCONCERTE AND CONCEPTS OF GENRE IN BRAHMS'S VIENNA

Margaret Notley

in Lateness and Brahms: Music and Culture in the Twilight of Viennese Liberalism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195305470
eISBN:
9780199866946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305470.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By Brahms's time, elaborate metaphors — symphonies as “plain speaking”, symphonic performances as Volksversammlungen — had developed around the genre. This chapter evaluates this patently ideological ... More


Historical and Cultural Background

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/9780195130737.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the history of Poland from the final loss of independence in 1795 to the November Uprising of 1830. Cultural developments taking place during the periods of the Duchy of Warsaw ... More


Musical Education

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/9780195130737.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter presents Chopin's education at the Warsaw Conservatory and the University of Warsaw, including a reconstruction of the curriculum required of composition students. After outlining the ... More


salons: Background and Intellectual Trends

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/9780195130737.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter outlines the history of the salon tradition in Poland, focusing on the central role of the intellectual salon in the early 19th century. It shows that during the period when Warsaw ... 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


Classical Music’s Coarse Caress

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.04
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Romanticism arose along with other values that are the foundations of modern life, like human rights, democracy, the decimal system, the universal use of family names, marriage based on love, and ... More


Perpetual Revolution

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.13
Subject:
Music, History, Western

There are probably limits to how far we can go today in giving up our tastes, and they no doubt vary depending on the individual case. The most difficult examples may be the historical markers: ... More


Introduction

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.14
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Separation between compositing and performing has not always existed. Before the rise of Romanticism, improvisation and composition were normal activities for any musician. In a time when new pieces ... More


Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores

Peter Franklin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195383454
eISBN:
9780199897032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383454.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Critical theorists have noted a regressive discourse of gender running through much modernist cultural commentary; they have highlighted ways in which its value-laden language is often attached to ... More


Taking Music Off the Pedestal

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0019
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Was Ludwig van Beethoven the first great Romantic or the last great Classic? If you believe the movies or the booklet notes for certain mass-market CDs, he was the ultimate Romantic, the rebel who ... More


Introduction: Approaches, Problems, and the Great Divide

Peter Franklin

in Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195383454
eISBN:
9780199897032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383454.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Following an initial consideration of some approaches and ideas put forward in recent writing on film and music, the “Great Divide” is explained and film music historically located in a ... More


Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Dana Gooley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is the first history of keyboard improvisation in European music in the postclassical and romantic periods (c. 1815–1870). Grounded in primary sources, it documents practices of ... More


Armida and the New Romanticism

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0030
Subject:
Music, History, Western

By the autumn of l817, Naples had a new Teatro San Carlo, rebuilt and re-equipped after the fire, and a resident composer rather different from the one who had given it Elisabetta, regina ... More


Rossini and Scott:: La donna del lago

Richard Osborne

in Rossini: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181296
eISBN:
9780199851416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181296.003.0033
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the first fully fledged opera to be derived from the works of Sir Walter Scott, La donna del lago is something of a trail blazer. For over 50 years it was revived, adapted, and cannibalized. Even ... More


Liszt II: (Portraits et souvenirs, Société d’edition artistique, 15–34)

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/9780195320169.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Franz Liszt began by incarnating on the piano the panache of Romanticism; then, leaving behind a style belonging to the Middle Ages that could no longer be found in France, despite all the efforts of ... More


Introduction

Stephen Rumph

in Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Beethoven was a political composer who dedicated his art to the problems of human freedom, justice, progress, and community. The political note in his music echoes the tragic times in which he lived. ... More


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