The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony

The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony
Author: A. Peter Brown
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 832
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780253334879
ISBN 13: 025333487X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony Book Review:

More than 170 symphonies from this repertoire are described and analyzed in The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony, the first volume of the series to appear.

The Symphonic Repertoire The first golden age of the Viennese symphony Haydn Mozart Beethoven and Schubert

The Symphonic Repertoire  The first golden age of the Viennese symphony  Haydn  Mozart  Beethoven  and Schubert
Author: A. Peter Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780253348975
ISBN 13: 0253348978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Symphonic Repertoire The first golden age of the Viennese symphony Haydn Mozart Beethoven and Schubert Book Review:

The Symphonic Repertoire The first golden age of Viennese symphony Haydn Mozart Beethoven and Schubert

The Symphonic Repertoire  The first golden age of Viennese symphony   Haydn  Mozart  Beethoven  and Schubert
Author: A. Peter Brown
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: LCCN:98047949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Symphonic Repertoire The first golden age of Viennese symphony Haydn Mozart Beethoven and Schubert Book Review:

The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony

The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony
Author: A. Peter Brown
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 716
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780253334886
ISBN 13: 0253334888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony Book Review:

Volume II considers some of the best-known and most universally admired symphonies by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, who created what A. Peter Brown designates as the first golden age of the Viennese symphony during the late 18th and first three decades of the 19th century. The last two dozen symphonies by Haydn, half dozen by Mozart, and three by Schubert, together with Beethoven's nine symphonies became established in the repertoire and provided a standard against which every other symphony would be measured. Most significantly, they imparted a prestige to the genre that was only occasionally rivaled by other cyclic compositions. More than 170 symphonies from this repertoire are described and analyzed in The First Golden Age of the Viennese Symphony, the first volume of the series to appear [Publisher description].

The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony

The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony
Author: Julian Horton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2013-05-02
ISBN 10: 1107469708
ISBN 13: 9781107469709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony Book Review:

Few genres of the last 250 years have proved so crucial to the course of music history, or so vital to public musical experience, as the symphony. This Companion offers an accessible guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding this major genre of Western music, discussing an extensive variety of works from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book complements a detailed review of the symphony's history with focused analytical essays from leading scholars on the symphonic music of both mainstream composers, including Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and lesser-known figures, including Carter, Berio and Maxwell Davies. With chapters on a comprehensive range of topics, from the symphony's origins to the politics of its reception in the twentieth century, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the history, analysis and performance of the symphonic repertoire.

Mozart in Vienna

Mozart in Vienna
Author: Simon P. Keefe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2017-09-30
ISBN 10: 1107116716
ISBN 13: 9781107116719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart in Vienna Book Review:

Comprehensive and engaging exploration of Mozart's greatest works, focussing on his dual roles as performer and composer in Vienna.

The Viennese Minor Key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart

The Viennese Minor Key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart
Author: Matthew Riley
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-05-08
ISBN 10: 0199349681
ISBN 13: 9780199349685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Viennese Minor Key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart Book Review:

In late eighteenth-century Vienna and the surrounding Habsburg territories, over 50 minor-key symphonies by at least 11 composers were written. These include some of the best-known works of the symphonic repertoire, such as Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550. The driving energy, intense pathos and restlessness of these compositions demand close attention and participation from the listener, and pose urgent questions about meaning and interpretation. In response to these questions, The Viennese Minor-Key Symphony in the Age of Haydn and Mozart combines historical perspectives with recent developments in music analysis to shed new light on this distinctive part of the repertoire. Through an intertextual, analytical approach, author Matthew Riley treats the minor-key symphony as a subgenre of several strands, reconstructing the compositional world it occupied. His work enables signals to be understood, puts characteristic strategies in clear relief, and ultimately reveals the significance this music held for both composers and listeners of the time. Riley gives us a fresh picture of the familiar masterpieces of Haydn and Mozart, while also focusing on lesser known composers.

Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition

Sourcebook for Research in Music  Third Edition
Author: Allen Scott
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 518
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 0253014565
ISBN 13: 9780253014566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sourcebook for Research in Music Third Edition Book Review:

Since it was first published in 1993, the Sourcebook for Research in Music has become an invaluable resource in musical scholarship. The balance between depth of content and brevity of format makes it ideal for use as a textbook for students, a reference work for faculty and professional musicians, and as an aid for librarians. The introductory chapter includes a comprehensive list of bibliographical terms with definitions; bibliographic terms in German, French, and Italian; and the plan of the Library of Congress and the Dewey Decimal music classification systems. Integrating helpful commentary to instruct the reader on the scope and usefulness of specific items, this updated and expanded edition accounts for the rapid growth in new editions of standard works, in fields such as ethnomusicology, performance practice, women in music, popular music, education, business, and music technology. These enhancements to its already extensive bibliographies ensures that the Sourcebook will continue to be an indispensable reference for years to come.

Beethoven 1806

Beethoven 1806
Author: Mark Ferraguto
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 0190947195
ISBN 13: 9780190947194
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beethoven 1806 Book Review:

Between early 1806 and early 1807, Ludwig van Beethoven completed a remarkable series of instrumental works. But critics have struggled to reconcile the music of this banner year with Beethoven's "heroic style," the paradigm through which his middle-period works have typically been understood. Drawing on theories of mediation and a wealth of primary sources, Beethoven 1806 explores the specific contexts in which the music of this year was conceived, composed, and heard. As author Mark Ferraguto argues, understanding this music depends on appreciating the relationships that it both creates and reflects. Not only did Beethoven depend on patrons, performers, publishers, critics, and audiences to earn a living, but he also tailored his compositions to suit particular sensibilities, proclivities, and technologies.

Pleasure and Meaning in the Classical Symphony

Pleasure and Meaning in the Classical Symphony
Author: Melanie Lowe
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2007-02-07
ISBN 10: 0253000068
ISBN 13: 9780253000064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pleasure and Meaning in the Classical Symphony Book Review:

Classical music permeates contemporary life. Encountered in waiting rooms, movies, and hotel lobbies as much as in the concert hall, perennial orchestral favorites mingle with commercial jingles, video-game soundtracks, and the booming bass from a passing car to form the musical soundscape of our daily lives. In this provocative and ground-breaking study, Melanie Lowe explores why the public instrumental music of late-eighteenth-century Europe has remained accessible, entertaining, and distinctly pleasurable to a wide variety of listeners for over 200 years. By placing listeners at the center of interpretive activity, Pleasure and Meaning in the Classical Symphony offers an alternative to more traditional composer- and score-oriented approaches to meaning in the symphonies of Haydn and Mozart. Drawing from the aesthetics of the Enlightenment, the politics of entertainment, and postmodern notions of pleasure, Lowe posits that the listener's pleasure stems from control over musical meaning. She then explores the widely varying meanings eighteenth-century listeners of different social classes may have constructed during their first and likely only hearing of a work. The methodologies she employs are as varied as her sources -- from musical analysis to the imaginings of three hypothetical listeners. Lowe also explores similarities between the position of the classical symphony in its own time and its position in contemporary American consumer culture. By considering the meanings the mainstream and largely middle-class American public may construct alongside those heard by today's more elite listeners, she reveals the great polysemic potential of this music within our current cultural marketplace. She suggests that we embrace "crosstalk" between performances of this music and its myriad uses in film, television, and other mediated contexts to recover the pleasure of listening to this repertory. In so doing, we surprisingly regain something of the classical symphony's historical ways of meaning.

A History of the Symphony

A History of the Symphony
Author: Jeffrey Langford
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-11-08
ISBN 10: 1351125222
ISBN 13: 9781351125222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Symphony Book Review:

A History of the Symphony: The Grand Genre identifies the underlying cultural factors that have shaped the symphony over the past three hundred years, presenting a unified view of the entire history of the genre. The text goes beyond discussions of individual composers and the stylistic evolution of the genre to address what constitutes a symphony within each historical period, describing how such works fit into the lives of composers and audiences of the time, recognizing that they do not exist in a vacuum but rather as the products of numerous external forces spurring their creation. In three parts, the text proceeds chronologically, drawing connections between musical examples across regions and eras: The Classical Symphony The Romantic Symphony The Symphony in the Modern Era Within this broad chronology—from the earliest Italian symphonies of the 18th century to the most experimental works of the 20th century—discussion of the development of the genre often breaks down along national lines that outline divergent but parallel paths of stylistic growth. In consideration of what is and is not a symphony, musical developments in other genres are presented as they relate to the symphony, genres such as the serenade, the tone poem, and the concert overture. Suitable for a one-semester course as well as a full-year syllabus, and with illustrative musical examples throughout, A History of the Symphony places composers and works in sociological and musical contexts while confronting the fundamental question: What is a symphony?

Instrumental Music in an Age of Sociability

Instrumental Music in an Age of Sociability
Author: W. Dean Sutcliffe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 110701381X
ISBN 13: 9781107013810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instrumental Music in an Age of Sociability Book Review:

Interprets an eighteenth-century musical repertoire in sociable terms, both technically (specific musical patterns) and affectively (predominant emotional registers of the music).

The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory

The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory
Author: Danuta Mirka
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 683
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199841578
ISBN 13: 9780199841578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Topic Theory Book Review:

Consolidates the research field of topic theory by clarifying its basic concepts and exploring its historical foundations.

Beethoven

Beethoven
Author: Jan Swafford
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 1077
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 061805474X
ISBN 13: 9780618054749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beethoven Book Review:

Provides a detailed overview of the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, from Enlightenment-era Bonn to the musical capital of Vienna, describing the composer's career, ill health, and romantic rejections.

Musical Prodigies

Musical Prodigies
Author: Gary E. McPherson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-11-17
ISBN 10: 0191509264
ISBN 13: 9780191509261
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Prodigies Book Review:

Child prodigies have been observed in a range of disciplines - particularly music, mathematics, chess, and art. The question of what makes a prodigy has long been controversial. Some have dismissed the notion of giftedness, arguing that most famous prodigies had strong parental, cultural, and environmental influences that helped them develop their extraordinary abilities. One recent theory suggested that anyone could achieve outstanding success in whatever endeavour they wanted with a minimum of 10,000 hours of practice. Nevertheless, many studies of prodigies have suggested that there might be strong underlying cognitive differences, regarding their use of short-term versus long-term memory, spatial memory, imagery, and language. Whatever the arguments - for those interested in child development - prodigies remain a fascinating subject of study when considering questions about creativity, intelligence, development, and the impact of nature versus nurture. This books breaks new ground in presenting the first scientific exploration on the topic of musical prodigies. It brings together research from a range of disciplines, including psychology, neurobiology, and genetics, to provide a thorough exploration of prodigious talent. In addition, the book includes fascinating case studies of prodigies and also looks at their long-term development into adulthood - many child prodigies have had problems making the transition into adolescence and adulthood. Musical prodigies will be required reading for anyone interested in child development, music, and the arts

Haydn

Haydn
Author: DavidWyn Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351564064
ISBN 13: 9781351564069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haydn Book Review:

This volume brings together a selection of the most stimulating and influential writing on Haydn and his music in the English language. Written by a range of established and younger scholars it probes a variety of aesthetic, biographical, compositional, performance and reception issues. A specially written introduction summarizes the significance of each essay, directs the reader to appropriate complementary material and seeks the common ground between the essays; to assist with consistent referencing the individual essays retain their original pagination. This representative compendium of Haydn research provides the opportunity to explore the intellectual diversity of recent scholarship and is an indispensable publication for students of Haydn, whether new or old, amateur or professional.

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship
Author: Olivia Bloechl,Melanie Lowe,Jeffrey Kallberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2015-01-08
ISBN 10: 1107026679
ISBN 13: 9781107026674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship Book Review:

This major essay collection takes a fresh look at how differences among people matter for music and musical thought.

Experiencing Beethoven

Experiencing Beethoven
Author: Geoffrey Block
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN 10: 1442245468
ISBN 13: 9781442245464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Beethoven Book Review:

Experiencing Beethoven, music historian Geoffrey Block explores in layman’s terms a highly representative body of about two dozen Beethoven instrumental and vocal works, offering listeners who know him well, or are just discovering him, an opportunity to grasp the breadth and depth of his musical genius. Experiencing Beethoven places the composer’s works within the evolving context of his personal and professional life and social and cultural milieu. Block sheds light on the public and private audiences of Beethoven’s music, from the concerts for the composer’s own financial benefit to the debut of the “Eroica” Symphony at the palace of Prince Lobkowitz to the historic public premiere of his Ninth Symphony. Experiencing Beethoven paints a portrait of the composer’s youth in Bonn, his early triumphs and artistic maturation in Vienna, and—despite the challenges his music posed to his contemporaries— the recognition he received during his lifetime as the most acclaimed composer of the era. Block conveys the range and scope of Beethoven’s achievement, from his heroic style to his lyricism, grappling throughout with the composer’s power to communicate his idealistic musical vision to listeners in both his time and ours. Finally, Experiencing Beethoven explores why Beethoven’s music continues to enjoy an unwavering appeal in an age saturated with a range of musical styles.

Playing Before the Lord

Playing Before the Lord
Author: Calvin Stapert
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2014-01-30
ISBN 10: 0802868525
ISBN 13: 9780802868527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Before the Lord Book Review:

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 1809) has been called the father of the symphony and the string quartet. A friend of Mozart and a teacher of Beethoven, "Papa" Haydn composed an amazing variety of music -- symphonies, string quartets, concerti, masses, operas, oratorios, keyboard works -- and his prolific output celebrates both the heights and depths of life. In this fascinating book Calvin Stapert combines his skills as a biographer and a musicologist to recount Haydn's steady rise from humble origins to true musical greatness. Unlike other biographers, Stapert argues that Haydn's work was a product of his devout Catholic faith, even though he worked mainly as a court musician and the bulk of his output was in popular genres. In addition to telling Haydn's life story, Stapert includes accessible listening guides to The Creation and portions of other well-known works to help Haydn listeners more fully appreciate the brilliance behind his music.

A Sonata Theory Handbook

A Sonata Theory Handbook
Author: James Hepokoski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 0197536832
ISBN 13: 9780197536834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sonata Theory Handbook Book Review:

Sonata form is the most commonly encountered organizational plan in the works of the classical-music masters, from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven to Schubert, Brahms, and beyond. Sonata Theory, an analytic approach developed by James Hepokoski and Warren Darcy in their award-winning Elements of Sonata Theory (2006), has emerged as one of the most influential frameworks for understanding this musical structure. What can this method from "the new Formenlehre" teach us about how these composers put together their most iconic pieces and to what expressive ends? In this new Sonata Theory Handbook, Hepokoski introduces readers step-by-step to the main ideas of this approach. At the heart of the book are close readings of eight individual movements from Mozart's Piano Sonata in B-flat, K. 333, to such structurally complex pieces as Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" String Quartet and the finale of Brahms's Symphony No 1 that show this analytical method in action. These illustrative analyses are supplemented with four updated discussions of the foundational concepts behind the theory, including dialogic form, expositional action zones, trajectories toward generically normative cadences, rotation theory, and the five sonata types. With its detailed examples and deep engagements with recent developments in form theory, schema theory, and cognitive research, this handbook updates and advances Sonata Theory and confirms its status as a key lens for analyzing sonata form.