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Modern German Music
Recollections and Criticisms

Volume 1

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108001595

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  • 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: July 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108001595
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    Henry Fothergill Chorley

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