Music in the nineteenth century / Walter Frisch.

Frisch, Walter, 1951- [Browse]
New York : W.W. Norton, c2013.
xvii, 253, 31 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.


Music19th centuryHistory and criticism [Browse]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253) and index.
Author's preface -- Nineteenth-century music and its contexts : Around 1815 ; The final decade of the century ; From 1815 to the 1890s ; The "Tristan" chord -- The romantic imagination : The reaction against classicism ; Romantic longing ; Music in the romantic imagination ; The religion of art ; Fantasy versus reality ; Romantic irony ; Romanticism and nationalism -- Music and the age of Metternich : The congress of Vienna ; Biedermeier culture ; Ludwig van Beethoven ; Franz Schubert ; Virtuosity, virtuosos -- The opera industry : Italian opera ; French opera ; German opera ; Russian opera -- Making music matter: criticism and performance : Music journalism ; Civic engagement: the case of felix mendelssohn ; Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and the musical salon ; Clara Wieck Schumann and the keyboard -- Making music speak: program music and the character piece : Absolute and program music ; Romantic piano music: the character piece ; Robert Schumann and the lied -- Beyond romanticism : The revolutions of 1848 ; Anti-romanticism and pessimism ; Ideal versus materialism ; Realism ; Historicism ; Nationalism -- Richard Wagner and Wagnerism : Wagner's early life and career ; Wagner's theories of operatic reform ; The Wagnerian artwork of the future ; Wagner's mature operas ; Wagner's nationalism and anti-semitism ; Wagnerism -- Verdi, operetta, and popular appeal : Giuseppe Verdi ; Operetta ; French opera -- Concert culture and the "great" symphony : Concert culture ; The great symphony in later nineteenth century ; Johannes Brahms and Anton Bruckner in Vienna ; Concert culture in France ; Russian concert culture and Tchaikovsky's sixth (pathétique) symphony -- Musical life and identity in the United States : Federal Boston ; Spanish colonial America ; New Orleans and Louis Moreau Gottschalk ; Stephen Foster and American popular song ; America at the opera ; Classical music in the cities -- The Fin de Siècle and the emergence of modernism : Connections and contradictions ; Strauss, Mahler, and the modern world ; Italian Verismo in opera ; Color and Sonority: Claude Debussy -- The sound of nineteenth-century music : Pianos ; Chopin at the keyboard ; The romantic tenor ; Orchestras in the nineteenth century ; Instrumental color: the case of the brass ; Three works, three recordings.
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