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19th-Century Music. 2015; 383243–271 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.38.3.243
Published: 01 March 2015
... were being improvised, created on the spot through a mysterious fusion of Joachim himself with the mind and spirit of the composer. In the later nineteenth century, as the practice of improvisation began to disappear from the concert stage, improvisation could represent a lost ideal of spontaneous...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 43286–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.2.86
Published: 01 November 2019
...Nikita Braguinski Quadrilles were a popular genre of group dancing in the nineteenth century. Existing melodies were normally used to accompany the dancing sessions, but the monotony of their repetition and the cost of a professional piano player capable of improvising were an issue. Thus, the idea...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 412121–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.41.2.121
Published: 01 November 2017
..., register, interval, and duration, music stenographers endeavored to record in real time instrumental improvisations and fleeting inspirations that would otherwise have been lost forever due to a lack of recording technology. To advocates of such methods, more efficient technologies of musical writing were...
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19th-Century Music. 2011; 35134–71 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2011.35.1.34
Published: 01 July 2011
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19th-Century Music. 2008; 32152–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2008.32.1.052
Published: 01 July 2008
... metamorphosis from virtuoso to composer. As a work borne expressly of improvisational acts, the ““Dante”” Sonata exhibits paradoxical traits that bind it to both performance and compositional traditions. Through a study of Carl Czerny's influence on Liszt, and the latter's own improvisational practices, I take...
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19th-Century Music. 2009; 33281–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2009.33.2.081
Published: 01 November 2009
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 422123–154 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.42.2.123
Published: 04 December 2018
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 42130–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.42.1.30
Published: 01 July 2018
... undoubtedly em- bodied in Mickiewicz himself, as the real-life counterpart to Konrad Wallenrod. For the aris- tocratic audiences in Russia, that embodiment included first-hand experience with the grain of the poet s voice, since Mickiewicz was known to read his works aloud and even improvise poetry in salons...
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 42153–70 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.42.1.53
Published: 01 July 2018
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 413206–224 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.41.3.206
Published: 01 March 2018
... of a controlled alternation of artists and genres, in long programs that might include single or paired movements of longer works, improvisations, bravura works, and isolated arias from operas or oratorios. The move away from such concerts to the programming of a small number of complete works was...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 403283–300 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.40.3.283
Published: 01 March 2017
... Viorica Ursuleac.9 And then there is the pres- ence of the composer as pianist and conductor. While the mature Strauss on the podium came across as relatively undemonstrative, he was notorious for improvising accompaniments and interludes between songs in recital, destabiliz- ing notions of his scores...
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19th-Century Music. 2016; 40281–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2016.40.2.81
Published: 01 November 2016
... eighteenth- and nineteenth-century musi- cians privileged as a mode of instruction and regarded as a sure means to musical knowl- edge. The variations ground understanding in the practice of repetition and elaboration that owes its spirit to improvisation. The music is, José tells us, luxuriantly green, the...
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19th-Century Music. 2016; 393223–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2016.39.3.223
Published: 01 March 2016
... institutional framework for the standardization of the kujawiak as a national dance, even as ethnomusicologists sought to nuance the un- derstanding of local musical traditions in Kujawy, highlighting issues of rhythmic idiom, metric accent, phrase length, ornamentation, rubato, and improvisation. In...
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19th-Century Music. 2015; 392167–183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.39.2.167
Published: 01 November 2015
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19th-Century Music. 2015; 392142–166 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.39.2.142
Published: 01 November 2015
... possible between the practise and composing of mu- sic and tinkering on my Telegraph.17 One published account suggested that Hughes developed his telegraph in order to contrive a machine for copying extempore music, so that his melodious improvisations might not be lost. 18 Hughes himself denied this...
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19th-Century Music. 2015; 39299–124 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.39.2.99
Published: 01 November 2015
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19th-Century Music. 2015; 383303 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.38.3.303
Published: 01 March 2015
... Early Twentieth Century 169 Knust, Martin Music, Drama, and Sprechgesang: About Richard Wagner s Creative Process 219 Larkin, David Dancing to the Devil s Tune: Liszt s Mephisto Waltz and the Encounter with Virtuosity 193 Leistra-Jones, Karen Improvisational Idyll: Joachim s Presence and Brahms s...
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19th-Century Music. 2015; 383193–218 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.38.3.193
Published: 01 March 2015
... of this article, and especially to Dana Gooley and the other reader for this journal for their many thought-provoking comments. The epigraph above represents the reaction of the pub- lisher, Giovanni Ricordi, on hearing Liszt improvising in his shop in 1837. Quoted in Alan Walker, Franz Liszt: The...
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19th-Century Music. 2015; 383272–301 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2015.38.3.272
Published: 01 March 2015
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19th-Century Music. 2014; 382115–144 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2014.38.2.115
Published: 01 November 2014