The Cambridge history of eighteenth-century music / edited by Simon P. Keefe.

Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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The eighteenth century arguably boasts a more remarkable group of significant musical figures, and a more engaging combination of genres, styles and aesthetic orientations than any century before or since, yet huge swathes of its musical activity remain under-appreciated. This History provides a comprehensive survey of eighteenth-century music, examining little-known repertories, works and musical trends alongside more familiar ones. Rather than relying on temporal, periodic and composer-related phenomena to structure the volume, it is organized by genre; chapters are grouped according to the traditional distinctions of music for the church, music for the theatre and music for the concert room that conditioned so much thinking, activity and output in the eighteenth century. A valuable summation of current research in this area, the volume also encourages the readers to think of eighteenth-century music less in terms of overtly teleological developments than of interacting and mutually stimulating musical cultures and practices.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Prelude. The musical map of Europe c. 1700 / Stephen Rose
  • Music for the church. Catholic church music in Italy, and the Spanish and Portuguese Empires / Paul R. Laird ; Catholic sacred music in Austria / Jen-Yen Chen ; Catholic church music in France / Jean-Paul C. Montagnier ; Lutheran church music / Stephen Rose ; Protestant church music in England and America / Charles E. Brewer
  • Interlude. Listening, thinking and writing / David Schroeder
  • Music for the theatre. Italian opera in the eighteenth century / Margaret R. Butler ; Opera in Paris from Campra to Rameau / Lois Rosow ; An instinct for parody and a spirit for revolution : Parisian opera, 1752-1800 / Michael Fend ; German opera from Reinhard Keiser to Peter Winter / Claudia Maurer Zenck, translated by Anke Caton Simon P. Keefe ; The lure of aria, procession and spectacle : opera in eighteenth-century London / Michael Burden ; Music theatre in Spain / Rainer Kleinertz ; Opera in Sweden / Greger Andersson
  • Interlude. Performance in the eighteenth century / John Irving
  • Music for the salon and concert room. Keyboard music from Couperin to early Beethoven / Rohan Stewart-Macdonald ; The serenata in the eighteenth century / Stefanie Tcharos ; Private music in public spheres : chamber cantata and song / Berta Joncus ; Handel and English oratorio / Eva Zöllner ; The overture-suite, concerto grosso, ripieno concerto, and Harmoniemusik in the eighteenth century / Steven Zohn ; Concerto of the individual / Simon McVeigh ; Eighteenth-century symphonies : an unfinished dialogue / Richard Will ; The string quartet / Cliff Eisen
  • Postlude. Across the divide : currents of musical thought in Europe, c. 1790-1810 / Simon P. Keefe
  • Appendixes. Chronology ; Institutions in major European cities ; Personalia / David Black.
  • 9781139056038 ((ebook))
  • 1139056034 ((ebook))
  • 10.1017/CHOL9780521663199
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