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Modern German Music

Modern German Music
Recollections and Criticisms
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108001588

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About the Authors
  • Henry Fothergill Chorley was music critic of The Athenaeum for over thirty years, and published several books on the state of contemporary European music, including Music and Manners in France and Germany (1841) and Thirty Years' Musical Recollections (1862), both reissued in this series. In the two-volume Modern German Music, published in 1854, he revisits many of the topics and places discussed in the 1841 volume, but views them from the other side of the Year of Revolution, 1848, which, he argues, changed the cultural as well as the political atmosphere of the German states significantly and permanently. Lively descriptions of German cities, their culture and especially their music festivals are accompanied by extended essays on Spohr, Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn, but Chorley is by no means an uncritical observer, and his comments on the rise of nationalism and militarism in the German states after 1848 now seem prophetic.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108001588
    • dimensions: 252 x 325 x 67 mm
    • weight: 1.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Preface
    Part I. A North German Festival:
    1. The journey and the rehearsal
    2. First day
    3. Second day
    4. Third day
    Part II. In the Harz:
    1. A night on the Brocken
    2. Rubeland
    3. The Ross-Trappe
    Part III. Glimpses of Berlin:
    1. First impressions of Der Freischutz
    2. The court and the opera
    3. 'Comic opera' in Berlin
    4. Quartetts and amateurs
    5. The 'Huldigung' at Berlin
    6. The theatre at Berlin from 1840 to 1848
    Part IV. Glimpses at Dresden:
    1. The opera and its environs
    2. Organ-playing
    3. The opera from 1840 to 1848
    Volume II: Part I. Weimar and Leipsic:
    1. Leipsic in 1839–40
    2. Traces of Bach
    3. Musical journalism
    Part II. Dr Spohr's Music:
    1. A criticism
    Part III. A Glance at Vienna:
    1. Traditions of Vienna
    2. Down the Danube
    3. Autumn music and dancing
    4. The Leopoldstadt theatre and Mozart
    5. Austrian influences on art
    6. Schubert and his music
    Part IV. Music in the Rhineland:
    1. Rhine scenery
    2. The opera at Frankfort, 1844
    3. The Beethoven festival at Bonn, 1845
    4. Beethoven's music at Bonn
    5. Beethoven as an influence
    6. Music at Liege and Cologne
    7. Mademoiselle Lind in opera
    Part V: The Last Days of Mendelssohn
    1. The last days of Mendelssohn.

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    Henry Fothergill Chorley

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