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The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto
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  • 37 music examples
  • Page extent: 338 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.747 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 784.2/3
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: ML1263 .C36 2005
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Concerto

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521834834 | ISBN-10: 052183483X)

No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics. A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience.

• Comprehensive coverage of the concerto - a genre rarely considered in its entirety - including examinations of compositional contexts and performance-related topics • Broad appeal to scholars, students, performers and music lovers alike, in a volume dedicated to one of the most popular of musical genres • Up-to-date scholarship presented in a user-friendly fashion, traversing the whole spectrum of work on the genre

Contents

Notes on the contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; The concerto: a chronology Simon P. Keefe; Introduction Simon P. Keefe; Part I. Contexts: 1. Theories of the concerto from the eighteenth century to the present day Simon P. Keefe; 2. The concerto and society Tia DeNora; Part II. The Works: 3. The Italian concerto in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries Michael Talbot; 4. The concerto in northern Europe to c. 1770 David Yearsley; 5. The concerto from Mozart to Beethoven: aesthetic and stylistic perspectives Simon P. Keefe; 6. The nineteenth-century piano concerto Stephan D. Lindeman; 7. Nineteenth-century concertos for strings and winds R. Larry Todd; 8. Contrasts and common concerns in the concerto 1900-1945 David E. Schneider; 9. The concerto since 1945 Arnold Whittall; Part III. Performance: 10. The rise (and fall) of the concerto virtuoso in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Cliff Eisen; 11. Performance practice in the eighteenth-century concerto Robin Stowell; 12. Performance practice in the nineteenth-century concerto David Rowland; 13. The concerto in the age of recording Timothy Day; Notes; Selected further reading; Index.

Contributors

Simon P. Keefe, Tia DeNora, Michael Talbot, David Yearsley, Stephan D. Lindeman, R. Larry Todd, David E. Schneider, Arnold Whittall, Cliff Eisen, Robin Stowell, David Rowland, Timothy Day

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