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The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music

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Simon P. Keefe, Stephen Rose, Paul R. Laird, Jen-Yen Chen, Jean-Paul C. Montagnier, Charles E. Brewer, David Schroeder, Margaret R. Butler, Lois Rosow, Michael Fend, Claudia Maurer Zenck, Anke Caton, Michael Burden, Rainer Kleinertz, Greger Andersson, John Irving, Rohan Stewart-MacDonald, Stefanie Tcharos, Berta Joncus, Eva Zöllner, Steven Zohn, Simon McVeigh, Richard Will, Cliff Eisen, David Black
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  • Date Published: July 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107643970

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  • The eighteenth century arguably boasts a more remarkable group of significant musical figures, and a more engaging combination of genres, styles and aesthetic orientations, than any century before or since, yet huge swathes of its musical activity remain under-appreciated. The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music provides a comprehensive survey, examining little-known repertories, works and musical trends alongside more familiar ones. Rather than relying on temporal, periodic and composer-related phenomena to structure the volume, it is organised by genre; chapters are grouped according to the traditional distinctions of music for the church, music for the theatre and music for the concert room that conditioned so much thinking, activity and output in the eighteenth century. A valuable summation of current research in this area, the volume also encourages readers to think of eighteenth-century music less in terms of overtly teleological developments than of interacting and mutually stimulating musical cultures and practices.

    • Combines different methods of scholarly enquiry: stylistic, aesthetic, historical and theoretical, suggesting directions in which eighteenth-century music studies will evolve in the future
    • Broad in coverage of eighteenth-century works and trends, and international in scope
    • Provides new insights for scholars and music lovers, opening up numerous avenues for further research and study
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    'This must have been a very difficult book to edit, and Simon Keefe (together with David Wyn Jones, who planned the volume) deserves unqualified congratulations for having engaged the work of so many gifted contributors and for having lurked in the detail (as it were) to such good effect … one cannot doubt the immense significance of this volume in its authoritative engagement with a repertory that speaks at every turn to the central importance of music as a vital expression of eighteenth-century thought.' Music and Letters

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107643970
    • length: 818 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.29kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 4 tables 11 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface Simon P. Keefe
    Prelude:
    1. The musical map of Europe c.1700 STEPHEN ROSE
    Part I. Music for the Church:
    2. Catholic church music in Italy, and the Spanish and Portuguese Empires PAUL R. LAIRD
    3. Catholic sacred music in Austria JEN-YEN CHEN
    4. Catholic church music in France JEAN-PAUL C. MONTAGNIER
    5. Lutheran church music STEPHEN ROSE
    6. Protestant church music in England and America CHARLES E. BREWER
    Interlude
    7. Listening, thinking and writing DAVID SCHROEDER
    Part II. Music for the Theatre:
    8. Italian opera in the eighteenth century MARGARET R. BUTLER
    9. Opera in Paris from Campra to Rameau LOIS ROSOW
    10. An instinct for parody and a spirit for revolution: Parisian opera, 1752–1800 MICHAEL FEND
    11. German opera from Richard Keiser to Peter Winter CLAUDIA MAURER ZENCK, translated by Anke Caton and Simon P. Keefe
    12. The lure of aria, procession and spectacle: opera in eighteenth-century London MICHAEL BURDEN
    13. Music theatre in Spain RAINER KLEINERTZ
    14. Opera in Sweden GREGER ANDERSSON
    Interlude
    15. Performance in the eighteenth century JOHN IRVING
    Part III. Music for the Salon and Concert Room:
    16. Keyboard music from Couperin to early Beethoven ROHAN STEWART-MACDONALD
    17. The Serenata in the eighteenth century STEFANIE TCHAROS
    18. Private music in public spheres: chamber cantata and song BERTA JONCUS
    19. Handel and English oratorio EVA ZÖLLNER
    20. The Overture-Suite, Concerto Grosso and Harmoniemusik in the eighteenth century STEVEN ZOHN
    21. Concerto of the individual SIMON MCVEIGH
    22. Eighteenth-century symphonies: an unfinished dialogue RICHARD WILL
    23. The string quartet CLIFF EISEN
    Postlude:
    24. Across the divide: currents of musical thought in Europe, c.1790–1810 SIMON P. KEEFE
    Appendix 1: Personalia DAVID BLACK
    Appendix 2: Chronology DAVID BLACK
    Appendix 3: Institutions in major European cities DAVID BLACK.

  • Editor

    Simon P. Keefe, University of Sheffield
    Simon P. Keefe is James Rossiter Hoyle Chair and Head of Music at the University of Sheffield.

    Contributors

    Simon P. Keefe, Stephen Rose, Paul R. Laird, Jen-Yen Chen, Jean-Paul C. Montagnier, Charles E. Brewer, David Schroeder, Margaret R. Butler, Lois Rosow, Michael Fend, Claudia Maurer Zenck, Anke Caton, Michael Burden, Rainer Kleinertz, Greger Andersson, John Irving, Rohan Stewart-MacDonald, Stefanie Tcharos, Berta Joncus, Eva Zöllner, Steven Zohn, Simon McVeigh, Richard Will, Cliff Eisen, David Black

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