The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music, Pages 151-177

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Jim Samson
Cambridge University Press, Dec 3, 2001 - Music - 772 pages
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The most informed reference book on nineteenth-century music currently available, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on the most recent scholarship in the field. Essays investigate the intellectual and socio-political history of the time, and examine topics such as nations and nationalism, the emergent concept of an avant garde, and musical styles and languages at the turn of the century. It contains a detailed chronology, and extensive glossaries.
  

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Contents

The musical work and nineteenthcentury history
3
The opera industry
4
The great composer
10
Nations and nationali
20
The profession of music
55
The construction of Beethoven
118
6 Musicand the poetic
165
The great composer
259
Opera and music drama
371
the symphonic tradition
424
Chamber music and piano
500
Nations and nationalism
568
Chronology
621
Institutions
659
Personalia
689
Index
747

Progress modernity and the concept of an avantgarde
287
The structures of musical life
343

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About the author (2001)

Jim Samson is Stanley Hugh Badock Professor of Music at the University of Bristol.

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