Romantic Music (1830-1900) Products

  • Towards a Harmonic Grammar of Grieg's Late Piano Music

    Nature and Nationalism

    By Benedict Taylor

    The music of Edvard Grieg is justly celebrated for its harmonic richness, a feature especially apparent in the piano works written in the last decades of his life. Grieg was enchanted by what he styled the ’dreamworld’ of harmony, a magical realm whose principles the composer felt remained a…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19 
    Royal Musical Association Monographs

  • The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War

    Edited by James A. Davis

    In 1864, Union soldier Charles George described a charge into battle by General Phil Sheridan: "Such a picture of earnestness and determination I never saw as he showed as he came in sight of the battle field . . . What a scene for a painter!" These words proved prophetic, as Sheridan’s desperate…

    Hardback – 2016-11-17 

  • 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 – 2016-11-07 

  • Melodramatic Voices: Understanding Music Drama

    Edited by Sarah Hibberd

    The genre of mélodrame à grand spectacle that emerged in the boulevard theatres of Paris in the 1790s - and which was quickly exported abroad - expressed the moral struggle between good and evil through a drama of heightened emotions. Physical gesture, mise en scène and music were as important in…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Playing the Cello, 1780–1930

    By George Kennaway

    This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By placing an awareness of this diversity at the centre of an historical narrative,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Bad Vibrations

    The History of the Idea of Music as a Cause of Disease

    By James Kennaway

    Music has been used as a cure for disease since as far back as King David's lyre, but the notion that it might be a serious cause of mental and physical illness was rare until the late eighteenth century. At that time, physicians started to argue that excessive music, or the wrong kind of music,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Erik Satie: Music, Art and Literature

    Edited by Caroline Potter

    Erik Satie (1866-1925) was a quirky, innovative and enigmatic composer whose impact has spread far beyond the musical world. As an artist active in several spheres - from cabaret to religion, from calligraphy to poetry and playwriting - and collaborator with some of the leading avant-garde figures…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Music and Literature

  • Tchaikovsky's Pathétique and Russian Culture

    By Marina Ritzarev

    Tchaikovskyʼs Sixth Symphony (1893), widely recognized as one of the worldʼs most deeply tragic compositions, is also known for the mystery surrounding its hidden programme and for Tchaikovskyʼs unexpected death nine days after its premiere. While the sensational speculations about the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

    By Kirsten Gibson

    Edited by Ian Biddle

    How have men used art music? How have they listened to and brandished the musical forms of the Western classical tradition and how has music intervened in their identity formations? This collection of essays addresses these questions by examining some of the ways in which men, music and masculinity…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The New Bruckner

    Compositional Development and the Dynamics of Revision

    By Dermot Gault

    The New Bruckner provides a valuable study of Bruckner's music, focusing on the interaction of biography, textual scholarship, reception history and analysis. Dr Dermot Gault conveys a broad chronological narrative of Bruckner's compositional development, interpolating analytical commentaries on…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Virtuoso Violinist

    By M.W. Rowe

    From 1840-57, Heinrich Ernst was one of the most famous and significant European musicians, and performed on stage, often many times, with Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Wagner, Alkan, Clara Schumann, and Joachim. It is a sign of his importance that, in 1863, Brahms gave two public…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Chopin

    By John Rink

    This anthology brings together representative examples of the most significant and engaging scholarly writing on Chopin by a wide range of authors. The essays selected for the volume portray a rounded picture of Chopin as composer, pianist and teacher of his music, and of his overall achievement…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28
    The Early Romantic Composers

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