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An Age of Liberalism, Brahms and the Chronicler Hanslick

Michael Haas

in Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154306
eISBN:
9780300154313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154306.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the conditions of Jewish composers during the age of liberalism, Johannes Brahms, and music critic Eduard Hanslick, discussing Brahms's association with the Liberal Party and ... More


• Other Instruments

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, Western

There are several accounts describing Felix Mendelssohn's ability to play other musical instruments. According to F. Max Müller, Mendelssohn played almost every instrument in the orchestra and was ... More


Return to Paris (1855)

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/9780195181296.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Gioachino Rossini’s journey from Florence to Paris took the best part of a month. There was agreeable spring weather and a stopover in Nice, where Rossini was serenaded by local musicians in the ... More


• String Playing

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0028
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Several accounts attest to Felix Mendelssohn's string playing. One of the earliest is his own self-effacing comment in Paphlëis, “Flix scratches the fiddle” (Flix kratzt die Geige). Mendelssohn ... More


• The Final Years in Leipzig

Clive Brown

in A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300095395
eISBN:
9780300127867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300095395.003.0024
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Despite his involvement with Berlin, Felix Mendelssohn continued to entertain the idea of a return to Leipzig. When he realized that he would be fully occupied as Prussian Generalmusikdirektor, ... More


Schumann’s Dramatic Works

Eric Frederick Jensen

in Schumann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737352
eISBN:
9780190268145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Robert Schumann’s interest in German opera. In February 1840, at the time when he had turned away from the piano and was beginning to write songs, Schumann became interested ... More


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