Sign up for offers & news
Enter your email address to receive news and special offers.
This book is the first comprehensive study of musical form in the genre of the overture in continental Europe between 1815 and 1850. Combining historical and analytical perspectives, and discussing a broad range of German, French, and Italian operatic and concert overtures, it will appeal to both musicologists and music...
From 1500, the independent use of the feet in musical performance at the organ was unique to Germany and vital to its cultural standing in Europe. Yearsley presents an account of this mode of music-making spanning some 500 years, including reappraising J. S. Bach's crucial role in that history.
By David Conway
David Conway traces the progress of Jews in the burgeoning early nineteenth-century European music industry, analysing dynamic changes in economics, politics and technology during this time. Investigating musical biographies of the famous, the neglected and the forgotten, this study presents a radical contextualisation of Wagner's infamous 'Judaism in Music'.
his 'Advice for Young Musicians', originally created to accompany his famous 'Album for the Young', remains as relevant today as when it was written.Celebrated cellist Steven Isserlis adds his own extensive commentary to Schumann's words of wisdom.
Four of Schumann's great masterpieces of the 1830s are connected to the fiction of E. T. A. Hoffmann. John MacAuslan explores these works' musical patterns, stylistic developments and literary connections. Essential reading for musicologists, performers and listeners with an interest in Schumann and early nineteenth-century music.
Hector Berlioz was not only a composer, but a renowned writer and critic, and his Memoirs and Evenings with the Orchestra are particularly well-known and loved. This book provides new translations of his criticism in English, taking him from his student days as a participant in musical polemics over Rossini...