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Paralipomena

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines a number of issues that did not fit in to earlier chapters. These comprise the following: notation and execution of the fermata; the notation and performance (including ... More


Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Emily Wilbourne

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera

This book considers the relationship between commedia dell’arte and early operatic forms, from the court operas of the first years of the seventeenth century, through semi-private productions in ... More


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

James Bohn

in Music in Disney's Animated Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812148
eISBN:
9781496812186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812148.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The success of the Studios’ first animated feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, is built as much on its use of music as it is on any other film element. The movie is essentially an animated ... More


Piano Sonata in A♭ Major Op. 110: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 2

Heinrich Schenker

John Rothgeb (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199914227
eISBN:
9780190243623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914227.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Piano Sonata in A♭ Major, Op. 110 comprises three movements: I. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo, A♭ major; II. Allegro molto, F minor; and III. Adagio ma non troppo (Arioso dolente); Fuga ... More


Solo Keyboard Music

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/9780195172010.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

Schoenberg was no pianist, and showed no especial interest in the piano in his first mature works, except as accompaniment to the voice. His earliest pianistic attempts have little distinction. Yet ... More


Singing the Recitative

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0035
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers the recitative as a distinct vocal style. The origins and the development of the recitative as a distinct vocal style offer an intriguing historical view of the art of singing ... More


Sudden Charms: The Progress of an Aria

Roger Parker

in Remaking the Song: Operatic Visions and Revisions from Handel to Berio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520244184
eISBN:
9780520931787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520244184.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyzes the aria in the second scene of George Frideric Handel's opera Rodelinda. It explains that this scene was set in a Milanese cypress grove amid the tombs of the Lombard kings and ... More


C. P. E. Bach’s Keyboard Music and the Question of Idiom

David Schulenberg

in Bach Perspectives, Volume 11: J. S. Bach and His Sons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041488
eISBN:
9780252050084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041488.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The keyboard music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, commonly described as being for clavichord or generic “clavier,” reveals great variety of idiom, implying significant changes in players’ technical ... More


Satirizing the Congress: Ancient Balladry and Literary Taste

Philip Gould

in Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199967896
eISBN:
9780199346073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967896.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

As Congress aimed to legitimize itself as the colonial political authority, it published numerous articles and declarations written in a dignified style of eighteenth-century state papers. Loyalists ... More


Serafin's Scissors

in Divas and Scholars: Performing Italian Opera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226304823
eISBN:
9780226304885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304885.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the omitting of passages from an opera in performance and presents the history of the practice and its advantages and disadvantages. Making cuts in nineteenth-century Italian ... More


The Serious Elements of Early Comic Opera

Emily Wilbourne

in Seventeenth-Century Opera and the Sound of the Commedia Dell'Arte

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226401577
eISBN:
9780226401607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226401607.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter considers two early comic operas: the libretto to Giovan Battista Andreini’s La Ferinda (1622) and Virgilio Mazzocchi and Marco Marazzoli’s L’Egisto ovvero Chi soffre speri (1637/9), ... More


Récit Recitation Recitative

Jean-Luc Nancy and Andrew H. Clark

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/9780823251384.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Texts are often taken as static entities. However, every récit, or narrative, contains an element of recitation, which in turn entails the highly physical act of recitative.


George Frideric Handel – Messiah

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Messiah is discussed in reference to Handel’s operas, other choral works in general, and other oratorios in specific, with focus on the librettos. Additional historic information covers the premiere ... More


Joseph Haydn – The Creation

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Haydn’s employment history with the Esterházy family and its important role in his musical development and in the establishment of his fame, his introduction to Handel ... More


The Expressive Gesture

Geoffrey Burgess

in The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199373734
eISBN:
9780199373772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373734.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explains the articulation of musical structures. It defines the gesture as the basic structural element of the Rhetorical style, and stresses the importance of punctuation between ... More


Third Movement: Adagio ma non troppo (Arioso dolente); Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo); L’istesso tempo di Arioso; L’istesso tempo della Fuga

Heinrich Schenker and John Rothgeb

in Piano Sonata in A♭ Major Op. 110: Beethoven's Last Piano Sonatas, An Edition with Elucidation, Volume 2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199914227
eISBN:
9780190243623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914227.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This movement shows a fusion of a slow segment (Adagio ma non troppo) with a Fugue, which is the main part of the movement. The Adagio part is itself preludized by a section of seven bars that ... More


Musical Declamation

Ellen T. Harris

in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190271664
eISBN:
9780190271695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190271664.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

As happens in many other aspects of Dido and Aeneas, Purcell forges his style of musical declamation on the base of seventeenth-century tradition. Many before him espoused theories about English ... More


Barbara Strozzi, Appresso ai molli argenti (1659)

Richard Kolb and Barbara Swanson

in Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190237028
eISBN:
9780190237059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190237028.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores the ways in which Appresso ai molli argenti exemplifies Barbara Strozzi’s sophisticated approach to the mid-seventeenth-century cantata. On the surface, Appresso is a ... More


Giovanni Francesco Busenello 
and Claudio Monteverdi, 
L’incoronazione di Poppea (Venice, 1643)

Tim Carter

in Understanding Italian Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190247942
eISBN:
9780190247973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190247942.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

L’incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea; 1643) was Claudio Monteverdi’s last opera, and his third for the new public opera houses in Venice. His librettist, Giovanni Francesco Busenello, ... More


The Music of the 1740s

Donald Burrows

in Handel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737369
eISBN:
9780190268152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737369.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter analyses the musical compositions of George Frideric Handel during the 1740s. The decade marked the emergence of a creative period that saw oratorio-type masterworks follow each other, ... More


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