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The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music

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  • Editor: Jim Samson, Royal Holloway, University of London
Jim Samson, Andrew Bowie, John Rink, Roger Parker, K. M. Knittel, Julian Rushton, John Irving, John Butt, Derek Carew, John Williamson, Max Paddison, Katharine Ellis, Thomas Grey, James Hepokoski, Susan Youens, Jonathan Dunsby, Derek B. Scott, Anthony Pople
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  • Date Published: January 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511038938

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  • The most informed reference book on nineteenth-century music currently available, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on the most recent scholarship in the field. Essays investigate the intellectual and socio-political history of the time, and examine topics such as nations and nationalism, the emergent concept of an avant garde, and musical styles and languages at the turn of the century. It contains a detailed chronology, and extensive glossaries.

    • A new approach to nineteenth-century music
    • Written in an accessible style with no technical analysis or music examples
    • Detailed chronology and glossaries make superb reference material for students
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    "...highly recommended to advanced students, scholars, and (fairly sophisticated) readers in general. With its interesting viewpoints and wealth of information, it will make a valuable addition to the bibliography of surveys of the period." Journal of Musicological Research

    "After more than three decades of discovery and controversy about Western at music of the 19th century, Samson ... has put together a collection that articulates contemporary understanding of that era's major issues.... Bringing together material heretofore dispersed in journals and hard-to-find collections, this volume is recommended for academic, professional, and public collections at all levels." Choice

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    • Date Published: January 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511038938
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology
    Part I. 1800–1850:
    1. The musical work and nineteenth-century history Jim Samson
    2. Music and the rise of aesthetics Andrew Bowie
    3. The profession of music John Rink
    4. The opera industry Roger Parker
    5. The construction of Beethoven K. M. Knittel
    6. Music and the poetic Julian Rushton
    7. The invention of tradition John Irving
    8. Choral music John Butt
    9. The consumption of music Derek Carew
    10. The great composer Jim Samson
    Part II. 1850–1900:
    11. Progress, modernity, and the concept of an avant-garde John Williamson
    12. Music as ideal: the aesthetics of autonomy Max Paddison
    13. The structures of musical life Katharine Ellis
    14. Opera and music drama Thomas Grey
    15. Beethoven reception: the symphonic tradition James Hepokoski
    16. Words and music in France and Germany Susan Youens
    17. Chamber music and piano Jonathan Dunsby
    18. Choral culture and the regeneration of the organ John Butt
    19. Music and social class Derek B. Scott
    20. Nations and nationalism Jim Samson
    21. Styles and languages around the turn of the century Anthony Pople.

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    Jim Samson, Royal Holloway, University of London
    Jim Samson has been a Professor of Music at the Universities of Exeter and Bristol and is now Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published several books on Chopin including The Cambridge Companion to Chopin (1992), as well as books on Szymanowski, late Romantic music, and music of the early twentieth century.

    Contributors

    Jim Samson, Andrew Bowie, John Rink, Roger Parker, K. M. Knittel, Julian Rushton, John Irving, John Butt, Derek Carew, John Williamson, Max Paddison, Katharine Ellis, Thomas Grey, James Hepokoski, Susan Youens, Jonathan Dunsby, Derek B. Scott, Anthony Pople

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