Music in the Eighteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0393929183

ISBN-13: 9780393929188

Edition: 2013

Authors: John A. Rice, Walter Frisch

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John Rice's Music in the Eighteenth Century takes the reader on an engrossing Grand Tour of Europe's musical centers, from Naples, to London, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and St. Petersburg —with a side trip to the colonial New World. . Against the backdrop of Europe's largely peaceful division into Catholic and Protestant realms, Rice shows how "learned" and "galant" styles developed and commingled. While considering Mozart, Haydn, and early Beethoven in depth, he broadens his focus to assess the contributions of lesser-known but significant figures like Johann Adam Hiller, Francois-André Philidor, and Anna Bon.Western Music in Context: A Norton History comprises six volumes of moderate length, each written in an engaging style by a recognized expert. Authoritative and current, the series examines music in the broadest sense—as sounds notated, performed, and heard—focusing not only on composers and works, but also on broader social and intellectual currents.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Anthology Repertoire
Series Editor's Preface
Author's Preface
The Encyclopedic Century
The Grand Tour
The "Fish-Tail"
Demographics and Religion
A Musicological Grand Tour
For Further Reading
Learned and Galant
Old and New Musical Styles
Binary and Da Capo Form: Musical Common Ground
Coexistence and Interaction of Styles
Teaching and Learning
For Further Reading
Naples
Musical Education
The Musico and Vocal Improvisation
Theaters
The Austrians in Naples, Vinci, and the Emergence of the Galant Style
Pergolesi and the Comic Intermezzo
For Further Reading
Carnival Opera in Rome and Venice
Metastasio and Opera Seria
Theatrical Transvestism and the Roman Carnival: Latilla's Lafinta cameriera
Venetian Ospedali
"I Boast of My Strength": The Life and Music of Caterina Gabrielli
For Further Reading
Instrumental Music in Italy and Spain
The Operatic Sinfonia, the Symphony, and the Orchestra
The Piano
Domenico Scarlatti
Boccherini and the Music Publishing Business
For Further Reading
Paris of the Aacien R�gime
Trag�die Lyrique at the Op�ra
Opera Comique
Instrumental Music in Parisian Salons
Public Concerts and the Chevalier de Saint-Georges
For Further Reading
Georgian London
Metropolis on the Thames
Ballad Opera
Italian Opera
Public Concerts
"Ancient" and Modern Instrumental Music
For Further Reading
Vienna under Empress Maria Theresa
The Court Theater and the Theater at the K�rntnertor
Crisis, Reform, and a New Court Theater
Maria Theresa as Musician and Patron
Gluck and Viennese Op�ra Comique
Operatic Reform and Orfeo ed Euridice
Church Music: Vanhal's Missa Pastoralis
Women at the Keyboard
For Further Reading
Leipzig and Berlin
Leipzig in
Hiller as Organizer of Concerts and Composer of Singspiele
A Musician-King's Violent Coming of Age
Frederick's Opera Company and Graun's Montezuma
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
For Further Reading
Courts of Central Europe: Mannheim, Bayreuth, and Eisenstadt/Eszterh�za
Carl Theodor and Stamitz at Mannheim
Margravine Wimelmina and Anna Bon at Bayreuth
Joseph Haydn in Vienna and Eisenstadt
Haydn at Eszterh�za and the Farewell Symphony
For Further Reading
Galant Music in the New World
The Gold Cities of Minas Gerais
An Italian Musician in Mexico City
The Slave Colony of Jamaica and Samuel Felsted's Jonah
Music for the Moravian Lovefeast
For Further Reading
St. Petersburg under Catherine the Great
Catherine the Great as Operatic Patron
Music and the Nobility: Nicholas and Prascovia
Giuseppe Sarti, Dmitry Bortniansky, and Russian Church Music
The Russian Horn Band
John Field's Forward-Looking Piano Music
For Further Reading
Foreigners in Paris: Gluck, Mozart Salieri, Cherubini
Gluck at the Op�ra
Mozart in Paris's Salons and Concert Rooms
Antonio Salieri and Les Dana�des
Luigi Cherubini and the French Revolution
For Further Reading
Mozart's Vienna
Joseph as Enlightened Monarch
New Patterns of Patronage
Public Concerts
Music in the Home
Opera Buffa
For Further Reading
Prague
In the Shadow of White Mountain
Italian Opera
Mozart in Prague
Don Giovanni
A Coronation Opera for the "German Titus"
For Further Reading
London in the 1790s
Rival Concert Series
Haydn's First Visit to England
Haydn's Second Visit
For Further Reading
Vienna in the Napoleonic Era
Beethoven in Vienna: The 1790s
Gottfried van Swieten and Haydn's The Seasons
The Triumph of Cherubini's Les Deux Journ�es
Church Music as Counter-Revolutionary Symbol
Beethoven's Heroic Style
The Pastoral Symphony as Celebration of the Enlightenment
For Further Reading
Glossary
Endnotes
Credits
Index
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