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1800–1846

Katharine Ellis

in Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195365856
eISBN:
9780199867738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365856.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter begins with a discussion of the French museum concept, moving to an explanation of why the musical survivors from the ancien régime were all Italian or Italianate (mostly Pergolesi and ... More


Defining Palestrina

Katharine Ellis

in Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195365856
eISBN:
9780199867738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365856.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes fracture lines in attitudes toward Counter-Reformation polyphony, from its championing by Choron in the 1820s to the immensely popular performances conducted by Bordes from ... More


Boieldieu

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/9780199391950.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In Berlioz’s Memoirs, we meet Boieldieu as one of the Conservatoire professors who stood in the way of progress. This old-school Frenchman liked his music “soothing,” when Berlioz wanted music to set ... More


Music Review: Concert by the Pupils of Choron at the Hôtel de Ville

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/9780199391950.003.0026
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

When Choron died, the fate of his school remained uncertain. Hopes of its survival are rekindled, then dashed, by a concert that disappoints in all respects: the Palestrina madrigal that had ... More


Masters Take Up the Challenge: Durante, Leo, Fenaroli

Robert O. Gjerdingen

in Child Composers in the Old Conservatories: How Orphans Became Elite Musicians

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The early conservatories were trade schools. Over a period of about ten years they needed to transform orphans, then thought of as social outcasts, into skilled craftsmen who could earn a productive ... More


Tonal Imaginations

Thomas Christensen

in Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626925
eISBN:
9780226627083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226627083.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 1 begins with a historical account of Fétis’s theory of tonality, tracing its roots in earlier theoretical and philosophical traditions (in particular the writings of Alexandre Choron). While ... More


Music Review: Funeral Service for Choron (I)

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/9780199391950.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This article pays tribute to Choron, a great French pioneer of music history and early performance, founder of a choir school, and champion of early music and especially sacred music, which had ... More


Music Review: Funeral Service for Choron (II)

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/9780199391950.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This article conveys Berlioz’s dismay at the “barbarous” destruction of institutions for sacred music such as the ancien régime choir schools and Choron’s Institution of for Religious Music by the ... More


Antoine Reicha

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/9780199391950.003.0040
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz pays tribute here not only to his former Conservatoire teacher of counterpoint, the famously rigorous Reicha, but also to other recently departed musicians, including Boieldieu, Bellini, and ... More


Opéra: William Tell; Debut of Duprez

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/9780199391950.003.0044
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This article relates the epoch-making debut of the tenor Duprez, the first to sing his high notes from the chest rather than in the traditional falsetto, thus inaugurating the modern heroic tenor ... More


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