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Strunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Nineteenth Century (Revised Edition) (Vol. 6),9780393966992

Strunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Nineteenth Century (Revised Edition) (Vol. 6)

Format: Textbook Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/17/1997
Publisher(s): W W NORTON
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When music of the nineteenth century is subsumed, as it often is, under the label "Romantic era," our attention is focused on the "genius" composer, the creative process, and its fruits. But the period itself witnessed great concern for social, intellectual, and cultural matters as they affected music. From the many perceptive writings of the time, Ruth A. Solie has chosen works by--among others--writers Jean Paul, George Eliot, and E. T. A. Hoffmann; journalists and critics Margaret Fuller, J. S. Dwight, and Eduard Hanslick; music theorist A. B. Marx; scientist Hermann Helmholz; pianist Amy Fay; abolitionist Frederick Douglass; and composers from Berlioz to Dvorak. Whether dealing with gender metaphors or "music of the future," these thoughtful readings illuminate the wide-ranging ideas of a remarkable age in music history. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Notes and Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 3
The Romantic Artist
from Elementary Course in Aestheticsp. 13
"The Remarkable Musical Life of the Musician Joseph Berglinger"p. 19
from "Lives of the Great Composers"p. 30
from Daniel Derondap. 34
The Music of the Future
from Philosophy of Musicp. 43
from The Artwork of the Futurep. 52
from The Music of the Nineteenth Centuryp. 70
Music Criticism
"The Concert of Monsieur Chopin from Warsaw"p. 81
"Rossini's William Tell"p. 83
from Davidsbundlerblatterp. 99
from Berlioz and His "Harold" Symphonyp. 116
"The National Peace Jubilee"p. 133
Musical Meaning and Expression
"Beethoven's Instrumental Music"p. 151
An Exchange of Lettersp. 156
from Vom Musikalisch-Schonenp. 160
from The Power of Soundp. 169
Music Theory and Pedagogy
from The Theory of Musical Compositionp. 181
from On the Sensations of Tonep. 189
from Music-Study in Germanyp. 198
Musical Encounters
"Music in America"p. 207
from My Bondage and My Freedomp. 216
from Primitive Musicp. 220
Indexp. 229
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