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Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass, and Contra Alto Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter five is dedicated to bass clarinet music grouped in the categories: early reported works; notation practice; a chronological description of works from 1834 to 1860 listed by composer; band ... More


Nineteenth‐ and Twentieth‐Century Theories of Metrical Conflict

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/9780195116236.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins by describing the 19th-century origins of some of the basic ideas that underlie the book's approach: the first metaphorical application of the terms “consonance” and “dissonance” ... More


Reviving Idiosyncrasies

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/9780195169454.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Since the 1960s, John Eliot Gardiner has spent much of his career conducting two groups he founded in his native England, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Chorus. It has become ... More


Shakespeare and Opera

Adrian Streete

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports that both Hector Berlioz and Giuseppe Verdi were dominant presences in the European obsession with opera in the nineteenth century. An analysis of some complex confluences of ... More


The Lion Tamed

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/9780195148831.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During his second season in America, Leopold de Meyer came under attack for his manipulation of the press, the staging of ovations by claques, and the filling of concert halls with deadheads as well ... More


Prophets and Precursors: Paris 1830–1848

David Roberts

in The Total Work of Art in European Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450235
eISBN:
9780801460975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450235.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the recreation of the union of art, religion, and politics in Athenian tragedy in music drama, just as the modern synthesis of the arts, in which the orchestra takes the place ... More


Paris Imagines Gluck

Mark Everist

in Genealogies of Music and Memory: Gluck in the 19th-Century Parisian Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546000
eISBN:
9780197546031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546000.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The promotion of Gluck’s music between c1830 and c1870 was supported by interlocking networks of impresarios, publishers and vocal artists. The efforts of these agents overlapped directly with the ... More


The Diorama, Apparitions, and Dream Image in Robert le diable

Gabriela Cruz

in Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190915056
eISBN:
9780190915087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915056.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

The far-reaching transformation of grand opera into a modern medium of spectacle was inaugurated by Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable. In the Act III ballet, with the theater darkened, the dead ... More


Gluck in the Theatre

Mark Everist

in Genealogies of Music and Memory: Gluck in the 19th-Century Parisian Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546000
eISBN:
9780197546031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546000.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The 1859 revival of Gluck’s Orphée at the Théâtre-Lyrique is well known, the revival of Alceste at the Opéra in 1861 less so. Taken together with the 1867 production of the composer’s L’arbre ... More


Gong

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

First imported to Europe in the 1780s, Chinese gongs (or tam-tams) are shown in this chapter to have migrated between commerce, science, theater, orchestra, technology, and stage prop. Their novel ... More


Passing the flame

Robert Adelson

in Erard: A Passion for the Piano

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197565315
eISBN:
9780197565346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197565315.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For more than fifty years, the Erard firm had enjoyed relatively stable management in the hands of Sébastien and Jean-Baptiste. Sébastien’s death in 1831, however, ushered in a volatile period of ... More


After Beethoven

Mark Evan Bonds

in The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190068479
eISBN:
9780190068509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068479.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Beethoven’s style, composers and critics agreed, could not be imitated. But his subjectivity—or, more precisely, his perceived attitude of subjectivity—could be emulated quite readily, and it became ... More


Genealogies of Music and Memory: Gluck in the 19th-Century Parisian Imagination

Mark Everist

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546000
eISBN:
9780197546031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546000.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The history of music is most often written as a sequence of composers and works. But a richer understanding of the music of the past may be obtained by also considering the afterlives of a composer’s ... More


• General Appraisals During Mendelssohn's Lifetime

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/9780300095395.003.0046
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During the last decade of his life, Felix Mendelssohn and his works began to be appraised with increasing regularity in biographical encyclopedias and journals. These critical appraisals articulated ... More


Towards ‘Rediscovery’

Mark Everist

in Genealogies of Music and Memory: Gluck in the 19th-Century Parisian Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546000
eISBN:
9780197546031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546000.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Throughout the period c1830-c1870, there were plans of various sorts to bring Gluck back into the theatre but none were successful. Gluck’s compositions for the stage found their way back to the ... More


Gluck in Performance: Paris, c1770 to c1870

Mark Everist

in Genealogies of Music and Memory: Gluck in the 19th-Century Parisian Imagination

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780197546000
eISBN:
9780197546031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197546000.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although Gluck’s works for the French theatre were absent from the stage after 1830, Gluck’s music was widely known through various forms of concert: the concert historique, the concert series and ... More


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