Contextualizing Melodrama in the Czech Lands
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Judith A. Mabary
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-13 - Publisher: Routledge

The mention of the term "melodrama" is likely to evoke a response from laymen and musicians alike that betrays an acquaintance only with the popular form of the genre and its greatly heightened drama, exaggerated often to the point of the ridiculous. Few are aware that there exists a type
Ballet and Opera in the Age of
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Marian Smith
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-08-09 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Marian Smith recaptures a rich period in French musical theater when ballet and opera were intimately connected. Focusing on the age of Giselle at the Paris Opéra (from the 1830s through the 1840s), Smith offers an unprecedented look at the structural and thematic relationship between the two genres. She argues
The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Language: en
Pages: 545
Authors: Christian Thorau, Hansjakob Ziemer
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-03 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

An idealized image of European concert-goers has long prevailed in historical overviews of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This act of listening was considered to be an invisible and amorphous phenomenon, a naturally given mode of perception. This narrative influenced the conditions of listening from the selection of repertoire to
Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Thomas Christensen
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-14 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis explores the concept of musical tonality through the writings of the Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis (1784–1867), who was singularly responsible for theorizing and popularizing the term in the nineteenth century. Thomas Christensen weaves a rich story in which tonality emerges as
The Music of Berlioz
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Julian Rushton, West Riding Professor of Music Julian Rushton
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first full-length musical study of Berlioz to take into account the rediscovered Messe solennelle. Julian Rushton discusses all aspects of his work, without undue emphasis on a few more popular pieces. The first section consists of a comprehensive biography of Berlioz's musical works, tracing shifting patterns of