Exploring Virtuosities Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Nineteenth Century Musical Practices and Beyond

Exploring Virtuosities  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst  Nineteenth Century Musical Practices and Beyond
Author: Christine Hoppe,Melanie von Goldbeck,Maiko Kawabata
Publsiher: Georg Olms Verlag
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 3487156628
ISBN 13: 9783487156620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Virtuosities Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Nineteenth Century Musical Practices and Beyond Book Review:

Over the last decade, musicological interest in both the composing virtuoso of the nineteenth century and the phenomenon of virtuosity has increased. Moving beyond approaches to music solely in terms of works allowed for a range of perspectives on concepts of virtuosity to emerge. Such cultural theory-based approaches crucially put the traditional musicological image of the virtuoso into a broader context. Recent advances in performance studies, furthermore, emphasise the need to include factors such as staging, the audience, sound and space, and musical practices, in our understanding of the complex phenomenon of virtuosity. The present volume tries to meet the challenges raised by these multi-layered perspectives by varying the foci on virtuosity – from specific attention to individual virtuosi and considerations of virtuosity’s historical and social context to broader questions regarding innovations in the current landscape and future virtuoso phenomena. The broad range of topics centres on the composer and virtuoso Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst and his immediate sphere of influence. The contributions in the present volume not only reveal the complexity of the research field of virtuosity but also liberate Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst from the shadow of fixed, mainly non-musical, discourses on virtuosity around Paganini. The enclosed CD with recordings by Guillaume Tardif, Philippe Borer, Clive Brown and Friederike Spangenberg enriches these texts by including the dimension of sound.

Liszt and Virtuosity

Liszt and Virtuosity
Author: Robert Doran
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1580469396
ISBN 13: 9781580469395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liszt and Virtuosity Book Review:

A new and wide-ranging collection of essays by leading international scholars, exploring the concept and practices of virtuosity in Franz Liszt and his contemporaries.

Fantasies of Improvisation

Fantasies of Improvisation
Author: Dana Gooley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0190633581
ISBN 13: 9780190633585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fantasies of Improvisation Book Review:

The first history of keyboard improvisation in European music in the postclassical and romantic periods, Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music documents practices of improvisation on the piano and the organ, with a particular emphasis on free fantasies and other forms of free playing. Case studies of performers such as Abbé Vogler, J. N. Hummel, Ignaz Moscheles, Robert Schumann, Carl Loewe, and Franz Liszt describe in detail the motives, intentions, and musical styles of the nineteenth century's leading improvisers. Grounded in primary sources, the book further discusses the reception and valuation of improvisational performances by colleagues, audiences, and critics, which prompted many keyboardists to stop improvising. Author Dana Gooley argues that amidst the decline of improvisational practices in the first half of the nineteenth century there emerged a strong and influential "idea" of improvisation as an ideal or perfect performance. This idea, spawned and nourished by romanticism, preserved the aesthetic, social, and ethical values associated with improvisation, calling into question the supposed triumph of the "work."

Fantasies of Improvisation

Fantasies of Improvisation
Author: Dana Gooley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 019063359X
ISBN 13: 9780190633592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fantasies of Improvisation Book Review:

The first history of keyboard improvisation in European music in the postclassical and romantic periods, Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music documents practices of improvisation on the piano and the organ, with a particular emphasis on free fantasies and other forms of free playing. Case studies of performers such as Abbé Vogler, J. N. Hummel, Ignaz Moscheles, Robert Schumann, Carl Loewe, and Franz Liszt describe in detail the motives, intentions, and musical styles of the nineteenth century's leading improvisers. Grounded in primary sources, the book further discusses the reception and valuation of improvisational performances by colleagues, audiences, and critics, which prompted many keyboardists to stop improvising. Author Dana Gooley argues that amidst the decline of improvisational practices in the first half of the nineteenth century there emerged a strong and influential "idea" of improvisation as an ideal or perfect performance. This idea, spawned and nourished by romanticism, preserved the aesthetic, social, and ethical values associated with improvisation, calling into question the supposed triumph of the "work."

Paganini

Paganini
Author: Mai Kawabata
Publsiher: Boydell Press
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1843837560
ISBN 13: 9781843837565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paganini Book Review:

Separating fact from fiction, this book explores how the legendary violinist challenged the very notion of what it meant to be a musician.

Nineteenth Century Opera and the Scientific Imagination

Nineteenth Century Opera and the Scientific Imagination
Author: David Trippett,Benjamin Walton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 1107111250
ISBN 13: 9781107111257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteenth Century Opera and the Scientific Imagination Book Review:

Explores the rich and varied interactions between nineteenth-century science and the world of opera for the first time.

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2015-12-21
ISBN 10: 9781940771335
ISBN 13: 1940771331
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Music Book Review:

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

The Cambridge Companion to Music and Romanticism

The Cambridge Companion to Music and Romanticism
Author: Benedict Taylor
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-08-26
ISBN 10: 1108475434
ISBN 13: 9781108475433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Music and Romanticism Book Review:

A stimulating new approach to understanding the relationship between music and culture in the long nineteenth century.

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Virtuoso Violinist

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst  Virtuoso Violinist
Author: Mark Rowe
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351563920
ISBN 13: 9781351563925
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Virtuoso Violinist Book Review:

From 1840-57, Heinrich Ernst was one of the most famous and significant European musicians, and performed on stage, often many times, with Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Alkan, Clara Schumann, and Joachim. It is a sign of his importance that, in 1863, Brahms gave two public performances in Vienna of his own and Ernst's music to raise money for the now mortally ill violinist. Berlioz described Ernst as 'one of the artists whom I love the most, and with whose talent I am most sympathetique', while Joachim was in no doubt that Ernst was 'the greatest violinist I ever heard; he towered above the others'. Many felt that he surpassed the expressive and technical achievements of Paganini, but Ernst, unlike his great predecessor, was also a tireless champion of public chamber music, and did more than any other early nineteenth-century violinist to make Beethoven's late quartets widely known and appreciated. Ernst was not only a great virtuoso but also an accomplished composer. He wrote two of the most popular pieces of the nineteenth century - the Elegy and the Carnival of Venice - and he is best known today for two solo pieces which represent the ne plus ultra of technical difficulty: the transcription of Schubert's Erlking, and the sixth of his Polyphonic Studies, the variations on The Last Rose of Summer. Perhaps he made his greatest contribution to music through his influence on Liszt's outstanding masterpiece, the B minor piano sonata. In 1849, Liszt conducted Ernst playing his own Concerto Pathque, a substantial single-movement work, in altered sonata form, using thematic transformation. Soon after this performance, Liszt wrote his Grosses Konzertsolo (1849-50), his first extended single-movement work, using altered sonata form, and thematic transformation. This is now universally acknowledged to be the immediate forerunner of the sonata, which refines and develops all these techniques. Liszt made his debt clear when, three years after completi

Mozart s Music of Friends

Mozart s Music of Friends
Author: Edward Klorman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1107093651
ISBN 13: 9781107093652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart s Music of Friends Book Review:

This study analyzes chamber music from Mozart's time within its highly social salon-performance context.

The Violin

The Violin
Author: Robert Riggs
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1580465064
ISBN 13: 9781580465069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Book Review:

Provides new perspectives on the violin's beloved concert repertoire, its diverse roles in indigenous musical traditions on four continents, and its metaphorical presence in visual arts and literature.

Jean Sibelius s Violin Concerto

Jean Sibelius s Violin Concerto
Author: Tina K. Ramnarine
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 0190611561
ISBN 13: 9780190611569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jean Sibelius s Violin Concerto Book Review:

Jean Sibelius's Violin Concerto is the story of Sibelius as performer and composer, of violin performing traditions, of histories of musical transmission, and of virtuosity itself. It investigates the history and legacy of one of the most recorded concertos in the violin repertoire. Sibelius, a celebrated and influential composer of the late 19th and 20th centuries, was an accomplished violinist, whose enduring interest in the instrument has been paralleled by the broad success of the only concerto in his oeuvre: his violin concerto (premiered in 1904 and revised in 1905). Considering how violinists engage with the work, author Tina K. Ramnarine discusses technology's central role in the concerto's transmission from Jascha Heifetz's seminal 1935 recording to contemporary online performances, gender issues in violin solo careers, and nature-based musical aesthetics that lead to thinking about the ecology of virtuosity in an era of environmental crisis. Beginning with Sibelius's early training as a violinist and his aspirations as a performer, Ramnarine traces the dramatic historical context of the violin concerto. It was composed as Finland underwent a period of heightened self-determination, nationalism, and protest against Russian imperial policies, and it heralded intense political dynamics relating to Europe's East-West border that have extended to the present. This story of the violin concerto points to the notion of Sibelius - and the virtuoso more generally - as a political figure.

Notes for Flutists

Notes for Flutists
Author: Dr. Kyle Dzapo
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-06-20
ISBN 10: 0190610654
ISBN 13: 9780190610654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Notes for Flutists Book Review:

Notes for Flutists: A Guide to the Repertoire offers important historical and analytical information about three dozen of the best-known pieces written for the instrument. Its contextual and theoretical insights make it an essential resource for professional, amateur, and student flutists. With engaging prose supported by fact-filled analytical charts, the book offers rich biographical information and informative analyses to help flutists gain a more complete understanding of J. S. Bach's Sonata in B minor, Reinecke's Undine Sonata, Fauré's Fantaisie, Hindemith's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Copland's Duo for Flute and Piano, and 30 other masterpieces. Offering a faithful and comprehensive guide to understanding the contexts in which the repertoire was composed, Notes for Flutists details in clear, chronological order flute repertoire from Telemann, Mozart, and Enescu to Prokofiev, Poulenc, and Muczynski. Kyle Dzapo includes biographical information on each composer and highlights history's impact on the creation and performance of important works for flute. Intended as a starting point for connecting performance studies with scholarship, Dr. Dzapo's analysis will help flutists gain a more complete picture of a given work. Its valuable insights make it essential to musicians preparing and presenting programs, and its detailed historical information about the work and composer will encourage readers to explore other works in a similarly analytical way. Covering concertos, chamber pieces, and works for solo flute, Kyle Dzapo presents Notes for Flutists, an indispensable handbook for students and professionals alike.

Franz Liszt and His World

Franz Liszt and His World
Author: Christopher H. Gibbs,Dana Gooley
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2010-08-29
ISBN 10: 1400828619
ISBN 13: 9781400828616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Franz Liszt and His World Book Review:

No nineteenth-century composer had more diverse ties to his contemporary world than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At various points in his life he made his home in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, master teacher, and abbé, he reinvented the concert experience, advanced a progressive agenda for symphonic and dramatic music, rethought the possibilities of church music and the oratorio, and transmitted the foundations of modern pianism. The essays brought together in Franz Liszt and His World advance our understanding of the composer with fresh perspectives and an emphasis on historical contexts. Rainer Kleinertz examines Wagner's enthusiasm for Liszt's symphonic poem Orpheus; Christopher Gibbs discusses Liszt's pathbreaking Viennese concerts of 1838; Dana Gooley assesses Liszt against the backdrop of antivirtuosity polemics; Ryan Minor investigates two cantatas written in honor of Beethoven; Anna Celenza offers new insights about Liszt's experience of Italy; Susan Youens shows how Liszt's songs engage with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville looks at how publishers sustained Liszt's popularity; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's role in the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations regarding religion, the nation, and art. Franz Liszt and His World also includes key biographical and critical documents from Liszt's lifetime, which open new windows on how Liszt was viewed by his contemporaries and how he wished to be viewed by posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on these documents are provided by Peter Bloom, José Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.

Bach s Feet

Bach s Feet
Author: David Yearsley
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-01-19
ISBN 10: 0521199018
ISBN 13: 9780521199018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bach s Feet Book Review:

Yearsley explores the cultural significance of making music with hands and feet, a mode of performance unique to the organ.

The Virtuoso Liszt

The Virtuoso Liszt
Author: Dana Gooley,Associate Professor of Music Dana Gooley,Gooley Dana
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2004-09-09
ISBN 10: 9780521834438
ISBN 13: 0521834430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Virtuoso Liszt Book Review:

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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music
Author: Theodore Gracyk,Andrew Kania
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 654
Release: 2011-02-14
ISBN 10: 1136821880
ISBN 13: 9781136821882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers and debates in philosophy and music. Essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, music and musicology.

Instruments for New Music

Instruments for New Music
Author: Thomas Patteson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN 10: 0520288025
ISBN 13: 9780520288027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instruments for New Music Book Review:

Listening to instruments -- "The joy of precision" : mechanical instruments and the aesthetics of automation -- "The alchemy of tone" : Jörg Mager and electric music -- "Sonic handwriting" : media instruments and musical inscription -- "A new, perfect musical instrument" : the trautonium and electric music in the 1930s -- The expanding instrumentarium

Keys to Play

Keys to Play
Author: Roger Moseley
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2016-10-28
ISBN 10: 0520291247
ISBN 13: 9780520291249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keys to Play Book Review:

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. How do keyboards make music playable? Drawing on theories of media, systems, and cultural techniques, Keys to Play spans Greek myth and contemporary Japanese digital games to chart a genealogy of musical play and its animation via improvisation, performance, and recreation. As a paradigmatic digital interface, the keyboard forms a field of play on which the book’s diverse objects of inquiry—from clavichords to PCs and eighteenth-century musical dice games to the latest rhythm-action titles—enter into analogical relations. Remapping the keyboard’s topography by way of Mozart and Super Mario, who head an expansive cast of historical and virtual actors, Keys to Play invites readers to unlock ludic dimensions of music that are at once old and new.

The Cambridge Companion to Liszt

The Cambridge Companion to Liszt
Author: Kenneth Hamilton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005-09-22
ISBN 10: 1139825755
ISBN 13: 9781139825757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to Liszt Book Review:

This Companion provides an up-to-date view of the music of Franz Liszt, its contemporary context and performance practice, written by some of the leading specialists in the field of nineteenth-century music studies. Although a core of Liszt's piano music has always maintained a firm hold on the repertoire, his output was so vast, influential and multi-faceted that scholarship too has taken some time to assimilate his achievement. This book offers students and music lovers some of the latest views in an accessible form. Katharine Ellis, Alexander Rehding and James Deaville present the biographical and intellectual aspects of Liszt's legacy, Kenneth Hamilton, James Baker and Anna Celenza give a detailed account of Liszt's piano music - including approaches to performance - Monika Hennemann discusses Liszt's Lieder, and Reeves Shulstad and Dolores Pesce survey his orchestral and choral music.