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19th-Century Music. 2006; 302166–181 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2006.30.2.166
Published: 01 November 2006
... Musically Beautiful, 1854) with this tendency toward positivism, interpreting the treatise as an argument for musical formalism. His treatise indeed sought to revise idealist musical aesthetics, but in a far less straightforward way. Hanslick devotes considerable attention to the "material" that makes up...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 43299–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.2.99
Published: 01 November 2019
... character became co-opted within Anglo-German discourse concerning objective perception and the scientifically real, initially through the lens of Helmholtz's 1878 lecture, but later broadening this focus to include the mid-century architects of a philosophical materialism, as well as their detractors. A...
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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
... of “genius” and “work” as historical concepts regulating the production, ontology, and reception of nineteenth-century music has long been acknowledged, the material basis of these concepts has been overlooked until recently. The efforts of musical stenographers demonstrate that the inscription and...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 423225–248 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.42.3.225
Published: 01 April 2019
... Bahr’s scandalous plays, the Viennese reading public was confronted with both scientific and literary material that conflated psychology, sexuality, and personal identity, while other artists such as Max Klinger sought to explore the unconscious motivations behind behaviors. In this context, we may...
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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
.... Against the backdrop of more recent debates about material culture and aesthetics in current musicology, it traces the development of his critical ideas about musical expression and listening as presented in his published and unpublished texts, concentrating on the period from Die Geburt der Tragödie aus...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 41148–74 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.41.1.48
Published: 01 July 2017
... poem that shares musical material and subject matter with the composer's magnum opus, Le Roi Arthus (1886–95). Drawing on unpublished sketches and manuscripts of Viviane , I trace how Chausson's evolving aesthetics manifested themselves in his revisions of the work. While he suppressed evidence of...
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19th-Century Music. 2014; 38130–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2014.38.1.030
Published: 01 July 2014
... are satisfied or not in a variety of ways. These material aspects of poetry and music can be the basis for exploring how poetry and music fit together in vocal music in general and in individual works. The study of poetry in these terms came to prominence in the work of Roman Jakobson and others...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 43263–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.2.63
Published: 01 November 2019
... natural science during the period, and with it, those of philosophical and scientific materialism that engaged composers, listeners, and their art. To an extent, this approach aligns with a recent impulse within the humanities, one that led Michel Serres to declare that our body- box, strung tight, is...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 432140 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.2.140
Published: 01 November 2019
... Materialism in the Nineteenth Century. He is also the recipient of a Philip Leverhulme Prize in History. 19th Century Music, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 140 141. ISSN: 0148-2076, electronic ISSN: 1533-8606 © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for...
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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
... its musical material is presented as a set of stacks of cards, with each stack providing multi- ple variations of the corresponding bar, themusic can be changed. That is, it is an interactive format. This added possibility of carrying out ope- rations with the cards (such as sorting, shuffling, or...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 43267–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.2.67
Published: 01 November 2019
... silently for sev- enty-five measures, evincing no reaction to this mostly triadic material. Well into the second group of its sonata form, a phrase with descend- ing semitones moves him to respond with his obsession, expressed in the prevailing tempo and tonality (the dominant). The orchestra res- ponds...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 432121–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.2.121
Published: 01 November 2019
... left little to be desired in terms of artistic expression. After providing a complete range of studies for the hand positions of the player, the manual approached ornamentation, bowing tim- bre, and intensity in an equally systematic man- ner, always providing study materials for the topic in question...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 403257–282 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.40.3.257
Published: 01 March 2017
... gathering stylistically different songs. Though a credible case for narrative coherence has been advanced in numerous accounts, the cycle's peculiar amalgamation of materials might rather be read as a signal to its projection of multiple voices, which unsettle the longstanding critical tendency to map a...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 4313–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.1.3
Published: 01 July 2019
... flute line at the expense of the vocal material and its character- ization as musical speech resonate with Wagnerian views of the capacity of speech of instrumental music.7 That capacity, of course, was associated with the expression of inner feeling. Alfred Heuss, writing in 1909, was drawn to the...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 43117–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.1.17
Published: 01 July 2019
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 43138–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.43.1.38
Published: 01 July 2019
... confounds modern ethos. Scholars such as Mark Everist, Katharine Ellis, and Benjamin Walton have urged caution to avoid dismissing unfamiliar critics, journalists who were musical amateurs, or published materials that appear to lack the type of prestige we appreciate.6 We are more careful than ever to...
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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
... and materialism. The cost of a material mind was a perceived loss of contact with the “gifts of naturer … the dynamical nature of man … the mystic depths of man's soul” (Carlyle), but the concept of machine was also invested with magical potential to transform matter, to generate energy, and can be...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 423184–224 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.42.3.184
Published: 01 April 2019
... derived from the work of Hans Robert Jauss, particularly his idea of the Horizontswandel. My application of historical criteria, derived from reception materials, to my own technical analyses of musical works is influenced by the scholarship of Michael Fried. My views on historiography are particu- larly...
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19th-Century Music. 2019; 423157–183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2019.42.3.157
Published: 01 April 2019
... reception history of the song as my object of analysis: film stagings of nineteenth-century amateur parlor performances of the song. I focus on these film representations for a number of reasons. First, such film scenes contain vivid audio and visual materials, which allow for readings of individ- ual...
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 42273–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.42.2.73
Published: 04 December 2018
... quality of the material they sought than in the social experience of popular music- making during the nineteenth century. By drawing out the hitherto neglected ties between folkloric thought and imperialism, moreover, I seek to advocate a postcolonial turn of thought grounded in the work of Michel de...