Classical Music (1750-1830) Products

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach

    Edited by Robin A Leaver

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach provides an indispensable introduction to the Bach research of the past thirty-fifty years. It is not a lexicon providing information on all the major aspects of Bach's life and work, such as the Oxford Composer Companion: J. S. Bach. Nor is…

    Hardback – 2016-12-05 

  • Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain

    Edited by Susan Wollenberg, Simon McVeigh

    In recent years there has been a considerable revival of interest in music in eighteenth-century Britain. This interest has now expanded beyond the consideration of composers and their music to include the performing institutions of the period and their relationship to the wider social scene.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 

  • Routledge Revivals: In Modernity's Wake (1989)

    The Ameurunculus Letters

    By Michael Phillipson

    First published in 1988, this book attempts to tackle the problem of how to write about art, culture, and the issues of postmodernism in a style appropriate to what is being claimed. The letters are written on art’s behalf to a range of institutions and individuals, and have as their recurring…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29 

  • Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300–1918

    Edited by Kirsten Gibson, Ian Biddle

    Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918 presents a range of historical case studies on the sounding worlds of the European past. The chapters in this volume explore ways of thinking about sound historically, and seek to understand how people have understood and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-18 

  • Music as a Science of Mankind in Eighteenth-Century Britain

    By Maria Semi, translated by Timothy Keates

    Music as a Science of Mankind offers a philosophical and historical perspective on the intellectual representation of music in British eighteenth-century culture. From the field of natural philosophy, involving the science of sounds and acoustics, to the realm of imagination, involving resounding…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Companion to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, c.1760–1850

    By Derek Carew

    Intended as a supplement to The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, c.1760-1850, this Companion provides additional information which, largely for reasons of space but also of continuity, it was not possible or desirable to include in that volume. The book is laid out…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Musical Listening in the German Enlightenment

    Attention, Wonder and Astonishment

    By Matthew Riley

    The silent attentiveness expected of concert audiences is one of the most distinctive characteristics of modern Western musical culture. This is the first book to examine the concept of attention in the history of musical thought and its foundations in the writings of German musical commentators of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Chamber Organ in Britain, 1600–1830

    2nd Edition

    By Michael I. Wilson

    The first edition of The English Chamber Organ was published in 1968. This new, revised edition takes into account the considerable research into chamber organs that has taken place over the last thirty years. Much of the book has been completely rewritten and expanded, and it includes a number of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Painting the Cannon's Roar

    Music, the Visual Arts and the Rise of an Attentive Public in the Age of Haydn

    By Thomas Tolley

    From c.1750 to c.1810 the paths of music history and the history of painting converged with lasting consequences. The publication of Newton's Opticks at the start of the eighteenth century gave a 'scientific' basis to the analogy between sight and sound, allowing music and the visual arts to be…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Desire, Drink and Death in English Folk and Vernacular Song, 1600–1900

    By Vic Gammon

    This much-needed book provides valuable insights into themes and genres in popular song in the period c. 1600-1900. In particular it is a study of popular ballads as they appeared on printed sheets and as they were recorded by folk song collectors. Vic Gammon displays his interest in the way song…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Understanding Mozart's Piano Sonatas

    By John Irving

    Mozart's piano sonatas are among the most familiar of his works and stand alongside those of Haydn and Beethoven as staples of the pianist's repertoire. In this study, John Irving looks at a wide selection of contextual situations for Mozart's sonatas, focusing on the variety of ways in which they…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Identity and Locality in Early European Music, 1028–1740

    Edited by Jason Stoessel

    This collection presents numerous discoveries and fresh insights into music and musical practices that shaped distinctly localized individual and collective identities in pre-modern and early modern Europe. Contributions by leading and emerging European music experts fall into three areas:…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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