Music in the Nineteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0195384830
ISBN-13: 9780195384833
Edition: 2009
Authors: Richard Taruskin
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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 3.564
Language: English

The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial five-volume survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Now this renowned work is available in paperback--both as a set and (for the first time) individually. This volume examines the music of the nineteenth century, ranging from Schubert and Berlioz to Wagner, Verdi, and Brahms. Taking a critical perspective, Taruskin sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. He combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understood it. He also describes how the context of each stylistic period--key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events--influenced and directed compositional choices. Attractively illustrated and laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this volume is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand nineteenth-century music.

Real Worlds, and Better Ones
Beethoven vs. Rossini
Bel Canto Romanticism
The Music Trance
Romantic Characterstucke
Schubert's Career
Volkstumlichkeit
The Romantic Lied
Mendelssohn's Career
the Two Nationalisms
Nations, States, and Peopl
Romantic Opera in Germany (Mozart, Webter), France (Auber, Meyerbeer), and Russia (Glinka)
Virtuosos
Paganini and Liszt
CriticsSchumann and Berlioz
Self and Other
Chopin and Gottschalk as Exotics
Orientalism
Midcentury
The New German School
Liszt's Symphonic Poems
Harmonic Explorations
Slavs as Subjects and Citizens
Smetana, Clinka, and Balakirev
Deeds of Music Made Visible (Class of 1813, I)Wagner
Artist, Politician, Farmer (Class of 1813, II)Verdi
Cutting Things Down to Size
Russian Realism (Musorgsky, Chaikovsky)
Opera Lyrique
Operetta
Verismo
The Return of the Symphony
Brahms
The Symphony Goes (Inter)National
Bruckner, Dvorak, beach, Franck, Saint-Saens, Borodin, Chaikovsky
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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