The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto / Edition 1

by Simon P. Keefe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052154257X

ISBN-13: 9780521542579

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

No musical genre has had a more controversial critical history than the concerto, but has simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume is one of a very few to deal with the genre in its entirety. Setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, it examines the concertos that have

Overview

No musical genre has had a more controversial critical history than the concerto, but has simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume is one of a very few to deal with the genre in its entirety. Setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, it examines the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and reviews performance-related topics.

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ISBN-13:
9780521542579
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

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Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; The concerto: a chronology Simon P. Keefe; Introduction Simon P. Keefe; Part I. Contexts: 1. Theories of the concerto from the eighteenth century to the present day Simon P. Keefe; 2. The concerto and society Tia DeNora; Part II. The Works: 3. The Italian concerto in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries Michael Talbot; 4. The concerto in northern Europe to c. 1770 David Yearsley; 5. The concerto from Mozart to Beethoven: aesthetic and stylistic perspectives Simon P. Keefe; 6. The nineteenth-century piano concerto Stephan D. Lindeman; 7. Nineteenth-century concertos for strings and winds R. Larry Todd; 8. Contrasts and common concerns in the concerto 1900-1945 David E. Schneider; 9. The concerto since 1945 Arnold Whittall; Part III. Performance: 10. The rise (and fall) of the concerto virtuoso in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Cliff Eisen; 11. Performance practice in the eighteenth-century concerto Robin Stowell; 12. Performance practice in the nineteenth-century concerto David Rowland; 13. The concerto in the age of recording Timothy Day; Notes; Selected further reading; Index.

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