Hans Christian Andersen and Music: The Nigthingale Revealed

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Hans Christian Andersen was the most prominent Danish author of the nineteenth century. Now known primarily for his fairy tales, during his lifetime he was equally famous for his novels, travelogues, poetry, and stage works, and it was through these genres that he most often reflected on the world around him. With the bicentennial of Andersen's birth in 2005, there is still much about the writer that is not yet common knowledge. This book explores a single aspect of that void - his interest in and relationship to the musical culture of nineteenth-century Europe.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754601401
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2005
  • Pages: 282
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The nightingale 7
Interlude 1: an excerpt from Shadow pictures from a trip in the Harz Mountains, Switzerland etc. etc. in the summer of 1831 by H. C. Andersen 35
2 The improviser 39
Interlude 2 : Wandering through the opera gallery by H. C. Andersen 67
3 The virtuoso 79
Interlude 3 : 'Liszt' from A poet's bazaar by H. C. Andersen 107
4 The poet, the pianist, and the patron 111
Interlude 4 : The pepperman's nightcap by H. C. Andersen 141
5 The patriot 149
Interlude 5 : Bulwark of the arts by H. C. Andersen 179
6 The tone-poet 189
Coda: the death of a romantic 219
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