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Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

Katharine Ellis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195365856
eISBN:
9780199867738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365856.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

What did it mean for French musicians to sing Handel's choral music in the 1870s, to defend the operas of Lully and Rameau against hostile criticism, or to vote for Palestrina, alongside plainchant, ... More


1846–1878

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/9780195365856.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on a period when the expansion of early music activity began to cause adverse comment: was it a reactionary threat to living composers? Developments in music publishing attest to ... More


La musique française at the Crossroads

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/9780195365856.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Three interrelated case studies demonstrate how revivalists sought to convince a war-torn society of the importance of their stage-music heritage: a periodical (La chronique musicale, 1873-6); a ... More


The Ramellian Paradigm

Peter van der Merwe

in Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198166474
eISBN:
9780191713880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198166474.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The orthodox view is that melody is based on harmony, at least in Western classical music. But this ‘Ramellian paradigm’ (so called because it was given classic expression by Rameau in the early 18th ... More


The Laughing Philosopher: Diderot

WALTER REDFERN

in French Laughter: Literary Humour from Diderot to Tournier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237579
eISBN:
9780191696749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237579.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter presents Diderot's LeNeveu de Rameau and Jacques le fataliste as dependent on cross-talk acts and needle-matches. Jacques le fataliste shows cross-talk multilogues, especially in wayside ... More


Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Thomas Irvine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From bell ringing to fireworks, gongs to cannon salutes, a dazzling variety of sounds and soundscapes marked the China encountered by the West around 1800. These sounds were gathered by diplomats, ... More


Paradox of the Idler: Diderot

Pierre Saint-Amand

in The Pursuit of Laziness: An Idle Interpretation of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149271
eISBN:
9781400838714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149271.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores how Diderot makes the idler into a figure of modernity. Diderot's idler appears in urban space. In the title character of Le Neveu de Rameau (Rameau's Nephew), he offers an ... More


Rouseau on Rameau and Revolution

Robert Wokler and Christopher Brooke

Bryan Garsten (ed.)

in Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147888
eISBN:
9781400842407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter re-examines the controversy over the nature and extent of Rousseau's influence on the French Revolution of 1789. It does so against the background of the Lettre sur la musique françoise ... More


The Generous Turk: Captive Christians and Operatic Comedy in Paris

Larry Wolff

in The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter considers Paris as an operatic perspective on the Ottoman empire, conditioned both by the relative remoteness of Paris from Istanbul and the longterm French solidarity with the Ottomans ... More


Conclusion

Larry Wolff

in The Singing Turk: Ottoman Power and Operatic Emotions on the European Stage from the Siege of Vienna to the Age of Napoleon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804795777
eISBN:
9780804799652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795777.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion argues that the singing Turk, beginning with the figure of Bajazet in captivity, participated in a discourse of absolute power and political abjection, exploring issues of sovereignty ... More


Music and the French Enlightenment: Rameau and the Philosophes in Dialogue

Cynthia Verba

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199381029
eISBN:
9780199381043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381029.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This revised edition sustains its original goal of reconstructing the musical dialogue in which Rameau was engaged with some of the leading thinkers of the French Enlightenment. It was a prolonged ... More


Euler: From Sound to Light

Peter Pesic

in Music and the Making of Modern Science

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262027274
eISBN:
9780262324380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027274.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Beside his enormous achievements in mathematics, Leonhard Euler was deeply involved in many areas of physics. His early work on music had a direct bearing on his contemporary study of sound, which in ... More


The Marvels of Nature in Buffon and Rameau

Tili Boon Cuillé

in Divining Nature: Aesthetics of Enchantment in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613362
eISBN:
9781503614178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613362.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Taking Fontenelle’s famed comparison of nature to the opera somewhat literally, Chapter 1 considers the representation of natural phenomena in the Comte de Buffon’s Histoire naturelle and ... More


Choral Lament and the Mourning Public

Olivia Bloechl

in Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226522753
eISBN:
9780226522890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522890.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on the collective nature of ancien régime mourning as this was imagined in the choral laments and fictional onstage funerals in tragédies en musique. It begins by contextualizing ... More


The Tormenting Orchestra

Olivia Bloechl

in Opera and the Political Imaginary in Old Regime France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226522753
eISBN:
9780226522890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522890.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses scenes of supernatural punishment that foreground the dramatic power of the eighteenth-century opera orchestra. It argues that instrumental music increasingly represented the ... More


From Lully to Rameau

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the evolution of French opera from Jean-Baptiste Lully to Jean-Philippe Rameau. It discusses the origins of opéra-comique and the emergence of the so-called tragédies en musique ... More


The Age of Rameau

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the evolution of French opera under the Régence, explaining that while the basic structure of the tragédie en musique remained unchanged, it gradually accommodated vocal forms ... More


The Nature of Music: Rameau, Rousseau, and ‘Natural Theology’ 1

Jeremy Begbie

in Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199292448
eISBN:
9780191747007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292448.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

The enterprise known as ‘natural theology’ has been at various times a conspicuous feature of the intellectual landscape of modernity. Recent years have witnessed a flurry of writing on the topic, ... More


Rousseau: Music, Language, and Politics

Tracy B. Strong (ed.)

in Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251384
eISBN:
9780823253029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251384.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

While Rousseau's cultivation of music is well known, as is the importance he gave the relationship between music and language, there is still much that can be learned about what it is to communicate ... More


The Attractions of Instability: Diderot’s Rameau’s Nephew

Genevieve Lloyd

in Enlightenment Shadows

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669561
eISBN:
9780191757013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669561.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Diderot’s work Rameau’s Nephew is a fictional exploration of a form of consciousness dominated by mental fluidity rather than stability. The chapter discusses Hegel’s interpretation of the character ... More


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