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Music and Manners in France and Germany

Music and Manners in France and Germany
A Series of Travelling Sketches of Art and Society
3 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: February 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108002035

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  • Henry Fothergill Chorley was music critic of The Athenaeum for over thirty years. This three-volume book, published in 1841, originated in a journal written by Chorley while travelling in Europe. His aim was to 'illustrate the present state of theatrical, orchestral, and chamber music abroad', focusing on aspects that would be least familiar to an English readership. There are detailed accounts of Paris and Berlin, with prominence given to opera, theatre, art galleries and monuments. Chorley also describes visits to Brunswick, Leipzig, Dresden and Nuremburg, and performances by artists including Mendelssohn and Liszt. He intersperses anecdotes about transport, lodgings, landscapes and local customs. Chorley's incisive and entertaining eyewitness accounts will fascinate music-lovers and theatre historians, as well as others interested in the performing arts or travel writing in the nineteenth century.

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    • Date Published: February 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108002035
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 57 mm
    • weight: 1.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Part I. The Grand Opera of Paris:
    1. 'Esmeralda'
    2. The drop-curtain
    3. The 'mystery' of young France
    4. The art of opera
    5. The national opera
    6. Duprez
    7. The masterpiece of French opera
    Part II. The Brunswick Festival:
    1. The journey and the rehearsal
    2. First day
    3. Second day
    4. Third day
    Volume II: Part I. Three Days in the Harz Country:
    1. A night on the Brocken
    2. Rubeland
    3. The ross-trappe
    Part II. Glimpses of Berlin:
    1. First impressions
    2. The court and the opera
    3. Specimens of German nationality
    4. Morning hours
    5. A letter to a lady
    6. Quartetts and amateurs
    7. A Gluck pilgrimage
    Part III. Parisian authorities:
    1. French critics – the journalists
    Volume III: Part I. Parisian Authorities:
    2. French critics – the enthusiasts
    3. M. Liszt
    4. The conservatoire
    Part II. The Leipsic Fair:
    1. The concerts
    2. Traces of Bach
    Part III. Two Visits to Dresden
    1. The opera and its environs
    2. Organ-playing
    Notes on Nuremburg
    Part IV. Parisian Contrasts:
    1. Sunday morning
    2. The palace and the people.

  • Author

    Henry Fothergill Chorley

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