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The Domestic Muse

Richard Stites

in Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108897
eISBN:
9780300128185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108897.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the relation between music and serfdom in imperial Russia, discusses the role of serfs as musicians, and describes serf-made music. It considers criticisms of serf-owners who ... More


Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks

David Yearsley

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226617701
eISBN:
9780226617848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617848.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

After leaving her parents' home to take up a court post as a professional singer, Anna Magdalena Bach née Wilcke (1701–60) would go on to become, through her marriage to the older Johann Sebastian ... More


Magdalena Mania

David Yearsley

in Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226617701
eISBN:
9780226617848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617848.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Soon after her death in 1760 Anna Magdalena Bach was quickly forgotten. After fleeting mention in later nineteenth-century biographies of her husband, she emerged as a figure of real historical ... More


Death Every Day: The 1725 Notebook and the Art of Dying

David Yearsley

in Sex, Death, and Minuets: Anna Magdalena Bach and Her Musical Notebooks

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226617701
eISBN:
9780226617848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617848.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Anna Magdalena Bach's Notebook of 1725 is a heterogeneous collection containing virtuosic and profound keyboard suites, light dances, and a number of sacred songs whose theme is death. The ... More


The Wilderness at Home: Woods-Romanticism in Fanny Hensel’s Eichendorff Songs

Amanda Lalonde

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Fanny Hensel’s songs on the theme of the German Romantic forest emphasize the transportive and emotive functions of music in Waldromantik (woods-romanticism) literature. In works by Joseph von ... More


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