978-0-393-09733-7 / 9780393097337

Music in the Romantic Era


Publisher:W W Norton & Co Inc



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This book is a characterization of the Romantic Movement through its center, music. A history not of musical event but of musical thought in the 19th century. In addition to the text, there are numerous illustrations included. Contents: (main headings only listed) Part 1: Antecedents, concepts & ideals ? Contrasts ? The individual & society ? Music as the center of the arts ? The supremacy of instrumental music ? The contradictions Part 2: The history ? The rise of musical romanticism ? The romantic classic: Schubert ? Romantic opera ? Symphonic & chamber music ? Church music ? Oratorio ? Song ? Universalism within the National - literature of the piano ? Universalism within the national - neo romantic opera ? Nationalism Part 3: The philosophy ? Musical aesthetics & musicology ? Conclusion ? Index

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