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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


Little Masters, Real Masters, and Masterpieces

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/9780190653590.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the world of apprentices, journeymen, and masters, a masterpiece was a test piece completed as part of a claim to a master’s level of skill and status. In formal guilds there could be elaborate ... More


Mozart and L’impresario

Mark Everist

in Mozart's Ghosts: Haunting the Halls of Musical Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195389173
eISBN:
9780199979202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389173.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

In 1855, Jacques Offenbach founded the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens in Paris with a repertory of one-act opérettes using no more than three or four singing characters. In order to establish an ... More


The Man Who Pretended to Be Who He Was: A Tale of Reproduction

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 2 explores the symbolic stakes in chapter 1 by examining real-life claims of generation, often male-to-male, as manifest in operatic stagings and contests (on stage and off), the fashioning ... More


Aspects of Classicism and Romanticism in Choral Music

Chester L. Alwes

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195177428
eISBN:
9780199361946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177428.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musical historiography still lacks an unambiguous classification of musical style following Bach’s death in 1750. This chapter examines the evidence for and chronology of a Classical style of music, ... More


In the Footsteps of Corelli: Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata, op. 2, no. 1 (Conclusion)

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola: A Fifty-Lesson Course Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190922696
eISBN:
9780197528662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922696.003.0020
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Technical information on the basic bow stroke of the giga and dynamic variation within it are the subject of two exercises. The sarabanda is contrasted with that of Corelli (Lesson Seventeen) and the ... More


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