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  • Page extent: 788 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 1.36 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 780/.9/034
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: ML196 .C36 2001
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Music--19th century--History and criticism

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521590174 | ISBN-10: 0521590175)

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The most informed reference book on nineteenth-century music currently available, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on the most recent scholarship in the field. Essays investigate the intellectual and socio-political history of the time, and examine topics such as nations and nationalism, the emergent concept of an avant garde, and musical styles and languages at the turn of the century. It contains a detailed chronology, and extensive glossaries.


Chronology; Part I. 1800–1850: 1. The musical work and nineteenth-century history Jim Samson; 2. Music and the rise of aesthetics Andrew Bowie; 3. The profession of music John Rink; 4. The opera industry Roger Parker; 5. The construction of Beethoven K. M. Knittel; 6. Music and the poetic Julian Rushton; 7. The invention of tradition John Irving; 8. Choral music John Butt; 9. The consumption of music Derek Carew; 10. The great composer Jim Samson; Part II. 1850–1900: 11. Progress, modernity, and the concept of an avant-garde John Williamson; 12. Music as ideal: the aesthetics of autonomy Max Paddison; 13. The structures of musical life Katharine Ellis; 14. Opera and music drama Thomas Grey; 15. Beethoven reception: the symphonic tradition James Hepokoski; 16. Words and music in France and Germany Susan Youens; 17. Chamber music and piano Jonathan Dunsby; 18. Choral culture and the regeneration of the organ John Butt; 19. Music and social class Derek B. Scott; 20. Nations and nationalism Jim Samson; 21. Styles and languages around the turn of the century Anthony Pople.


"...highly recommended to advanced students, scholars, and (fairly sophisticated) readers in general. With its interesting viewpoints and wealth of information, it will make a valuable addition to the bibliography of surveys of the period." Journal of Musicological Research

"After more than three decades of discovery and controversy about Western at music of the 19th century, Samson ... has put together a collection that articulates contemporary understanding of that era's major issues.... Bringing together material heretofore dispersed in journals and hard-to-find collections, this volume is recommended for academic, professional, and public collections at all levels." Choice


Jim Samson, Andrew Bowie, John Rink, Roger Parker, K. M. Knittel, Julian Rushton, John Irving, John Butt, Derek Carew, John Williamson, Max Paddison, Katharine Ellis, Thomas Grey, James Hepokoski, Susan Youens, Jonathan Dunsby, Derek B. Scott, Anthony Pople

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