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Initiation and Communion

Roger Pearson

in Unfolding Mallarmé: The Development of a Poetic Art

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159179
eISBN:
9780191673535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159179.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Poetry

Mallarmé's early works are notable for the poet's concerted endeavour to learn his craft. Not for him the gush and turpitude of adolescent introspection, nor self-indulgent posturing before the ... More


Plans Gone Awry, 1935–1938

Simon Morrison

in The People's Artist: Prokofiev's Soviet Years

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195181678
eISBN:
9780199870806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181678.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter chronicles Prokofiev's relocation to Moscow in the spring of 1936, his reaction to the denunciation of Shostakovich in Pravda; the composition of the ballet Romeo and Juliet and the ... More


The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Richard D. P. Jones

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book gives an account of the individual works of one of the greatest composers. This first volume, the first of a two-volume study of the music of J. S. Bach, covers the earlier part of his ... More


The Weimar cantatas

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Bach's cantatas for the Easter season, Christmas season, Lent-Easter, Trinity season, and Advent. Bach was exposed to much new Italian music at the Weimar court, guiding his own ... More


The early cantatas

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach Volume 1: 1695-1717: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780198164401
eISBN:
9780191713781
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198164401.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter focuses on Bach's early cantatas. The musical style Bach employs in his early cantatas is rooted in Lutheran tradition, though he takes full advantage of the immense range of formal and ... More


Martin Shaw

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/9780195182392.003.0061
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Martin Shaw has devoted himself to the cause of church music from the time he met Percy Dearmer, and they worked together to rescue English church music from the slough of despond into which the ... More


Bach Cantatas

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/9780195182392.003.0095
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The policy of performing the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with a chorus of 300 in a hall capable of holding over 2,000 may seem to some to be hazardous. Truly, the ideal way to give such music ... More


Sacred and secular: the vocal works

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696284
eISBN:
9780191761102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696284.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the following works: Secular cantatas (BWV 134a, 173 a, 249 a, 36c, 205, 207, 198, 204, 210a); sacred cantatas; Magnificat and Passion; sacred cantatas: chorale cantatas; St ... More


Choral Music versus Congregational Singing

Joseph Herl

in Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism Choir, Congregation and Three Centuries of Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195365849
eISBN:
9780199864263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365849.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The style of music appropriate for church was a constant topic of debate. The 16th century saw Lutherans pitted against followers of the Swiss Reformation. Later in the century, an increase in ... More


“The Finest Voice of the Century” 1: Clara Butt and Other Concert-Hall and Drawing-Room Singers of Fin-de-siècle Britain

Sophie Fuller

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter uses the British contralto Dame Clara Butt as a case study through which to critique notions of celebrity, as well as definitions of the prima donna. Drawing attention to venues in which ... More


Bach Perspectives, Volume 10: Bach and the Organ

Matthew Dirst (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040191
eISBN:
9780252098413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040191.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

A publication of the American Bach Society, this book pioneers new areas of research into the life, times, and music of the master composer. This volume is a collection of groundbreaking essays ... More


Sacred and secular: vocal works II

Richard D. P. Jones

in The Creative Development of Johann Sebastian Bach, Volume II: 1717-1750: Music to Delight the Spirit

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199696284
eISBN:
9780191761102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696284.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the following works: secular cantatas (BWV 201, 213–15, 206, 211, 209, 30a); sacred cantatas (BWV 117, 192, 51, 112, 29, 140, 36, 177, 97, 100, 14, 80, 9, 197, 30); St Mark ... More


Desire and Pleasure in Seventeenth-Century Music

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520247345
eISBN:
9780520952065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247345.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In this book, Susan McClary examines the mechanisms through which seventeenth-century musicians simulated extreme affective states—desire, divine rapture, and ecstatic pleasure. She demonstrates how ... More


‘Sympathie mit dem Tode’: Thomas Mann, Hans Pfitzner, and the further reflections of a non-political man

Nicholas Attfield

in Challenging the Modern: Conservative Revolution in German Music, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780197266137
eISBN:
9780191865206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266137.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Perhaps the most infamous of the Weimar musical ‘anti-modernists’, Hans Pfitzner is well known for his polemics against Paul Bekker and Busoni and his opera Palestrina, products of the First World ... More


Saturday Soirées and a New Mass

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/9780195181296.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Over the next ten years, artists, scientists, politicians, diplomats, and the pick of Parisian society attended the Rossinis’ salon in the rue de la Chaussée d’Antin to mingle with and hear a galaxy ... More


Vocal and Piano Music:: Early Songs, Giovanna d’Arco, Les soirées musicales, Péchés de vieillesse

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/9780195181296.003.0040
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In addition to the Petite messe solennelle and a number of brief public pieces d’occasion, Gioachino Rossini composed, and later collected into 13 meticulously ordered volumes, the 150 songs and ... More


Parodies and Publications

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines decline in the compositional productivity of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig after 1729 and his decision to engage in musical parodies. After 1729, only one of Bach's extant ... More


Leipzig (1742–50)

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines developments in the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig during the period from 1742 to 1750. During this period, Cantatas 34 and 191 were only his contributions ... More


Music for the Leipzig Liturgy

Malcolm Boyd

in Bach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195307719
eISBN:
9780199850785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307719.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the church music composed by Johann Sebastian Bach for the Leipzig liturgy. More than half of the volume in the Bachgessellschaft edition of Bach's work are devoted and his most ... More


1874–1875 Trial by Jury

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

On Maundy Thursday, March 25, 1875, at the Royalty Theatre, Dean Street, the evening's entertainment came with the first performance of Trial by Jury. A novel and entirely original Dramatic Cantata, ... More


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