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Introduction

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170160
eISBN:
9780199850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the life and career of flutist Georges Barrère. This book chronicles Barrère's training at the Paris Conservatoire in France, his ... More


Phantasy Quintet

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/9780195182392.003.0080
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Phantasy Quintet was written at the request of Mr W. W. Cobbett, as one of his series for various combinations of instruments. Cobbett was an amateur violinist, and a patron and enthusiast of ... More


Sinfonia Antartica

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/9780195182392.003.0089
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Sinfonia Antartica was suggested by the film Scott of the Antarctic, which was produced by Ealing Studios a few years ago. Some of the themes are derived from my incidental music to that film. ... More


Autobiography and publication

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks at occasions in a variety of Romantic-period texts when they consider themselves as autobiographies, or address the moment when self-writing becomes public. There is a particular ... More


‘Europe was Rejoiced’: Responses to Revolution, 1789–1791

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In The Prelude, William Wordsworth says he had ‘looked upon’ events in France, but if he was ‘distanced’ he was not wholly uninformed. In 1790, he witnessed the first anniversary of the Revolution ... More


Epilogue: Daring to Hope

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In ‘Tintern Abbey’, as later in The Prelude, the fructifying treason of memory ‘augurs well’ for times to come, enabling William Wordsworth to confront human suffering and vicissitude with a ... More


Shifts in ‘Prelude’ and To the Lighthouse

Angela Smith

in Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf: A Public of Two

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183983
eISBN:
9780191674167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183983.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In an essay written in 1933, the Italian critic Salvatore Rosati celebrates what he calls Virginia Woolf’s ‘psychological impressionism’ in To the Lighthouse: ‘In the last section, in particular, the ... More


Wordsworth and the Conception of The Prelude

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The early episodes of the 1799 The Prelude are not political (nor a-political), but prepolitical. They are physical experiences, sporting activities, but with spiritual and moral awareness growing ... More


Experiencing Revolution

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Wordsworth's decision to include his French experience in The Prelude was one of the most momentous of his literary career, comparable to Milton's decision in the year of Oliver Cromwell's death to ... More


Epilogue

Howard Erskine-Hill

in Poetry of Opposition and Revolution: Dryden to Wordsworth

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121770
eISBN:
9780191671296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121770.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts. This book's aim was not aimed to explore the pure state poem, but rather to explore those more complex works in which political moments, aspects, and ... More


Wordsworth

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the interpretation and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth. In his The Prelude, Wordsworth opened the ... More


‘Strength in what Remains Behind’: Wordsworth and the Last of the Race

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

William Wordsworth has a different way of presenting the myth of the last of the race compared to James Macpherson and William Cowper. In Wordsworth's works, the myth no longer shows despair but ... More


‘A Strong Confusion’: Coleridge's Presence in The Prelude

Lucy Newlyn

in Coleridge, Wordsworth and the Language of Allusion

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242597
eISBN:
9780191697142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242597.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

Wordsworth's triumph in The Prelude rests not just on his inability to write The Recluse, but on his refusal to do so. And if he succeeds in asserting his independence, he must accept the guilt ... More


Wagner’s Treatment of the Story

ROGER SCRUTON

in Death-Devoted Heart: Sex and the Sacred in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195166910
eISBN:
9780199863938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166910.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter analyzes Wagner's opera. Wagner's three acts focus on three climactic moments: that of the first avowal of love, at the very moment when Isolde is to be given in marriage to King Marke; ... More


‘Was it for This …?’: War and Poetic Identity in the Writings of Southey and Poetic Identity in the Writings of Southey and Wordsworth, 1793–1802

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the war and poetic identity in the writings of Robert Southey and Wordsworth. In Southey's blank-verse poem, ‘History,’ he asks himself the repeated question ‘Was it for ... More


Living Theatres

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Although Wordsworth is the most influential poet of the Romantic era, his role in the development of modern concepts of virtuality has yet to be explored. Where Blake hopes to transform the actual by ... More


Debussy's Rites of Spring

Marie Rolf

in Rethinking Debussy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755639
eISBN:
9780199894932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755639.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As a student competing for the Prix de Rome and as an eventual winner of that coveted prize, Debussy was preoccupied with the subject of spring. For the Prix de Rome competitions in 1882 and 1884 he ... More


The Temple of Health and Hymen

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Taking its cue from Wordsworth's description of London in Book VII of The Prelude, this chapter places James Graham, along with the artist and scientist, within the unprecedented commercial and ... More


…and Idea

Malcolm MacDonald

in Schoenberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172010
eISBN:
9780199852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

The preceding chapters treated it as axiomatic that Schoenberg’s music possesses a significance beyond the sum of its note rows and counterpoints; in Schoenberg’s own phrase: the presentation of an ... More


The Faun, 1893–95

Nancy Toff

in Monarch of the Flute: The Life of Georges Barrère

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195170160
eISBN:
9780199850372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170160.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the career development of Georges Barrère during the period from 1893 to 1895. In 1893, Barrère started freelance at the Folies-Bergère which was the most important music hall ... More


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