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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
... the narrator can be just as unstable in literary texts as in musical ones. The problems of narration that have been imputed to music are problems of narration itself. Regarding the era of Chopin's Ballade, these problems also point to unstable models of subjectivity, which the logic of narrative...
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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
... as an adolescent, not to determine its veracity, but in part to reveal how this motif functions in two different narrative models of Brahms biographies to about 1933. In the first model, the composer emerges spotless from the trials of a low-income childhood; in the second, however, he remains...
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19th-Century Music. 2012; 362159–171 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2012.36.2.159
Published: 01 November 2012
...Emily Alane Erken This article approaches narrative ballet as a theatrical art created through the intersection of dance, music, and literature. Following the nineteenth century's tendency to separate ‘the Arts,’ scholars, journalists, and often the dancers themselves portray ballet as an art of...
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19th-Century Music. 2011; 35172–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2011.35.1.72
Published: 01 July 2011
...Sherry Lee A quest, a murder, and musical retribution through a dead body part that sings: these are the elements of the folktale known as “The Singing Bone,” a traditional narrative that appears in numerous versions in both oral and literary European traditions. For decades, this tale has drawn...
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19th-Century Music. 2009; 323211–234 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2009.32.3.211
Published: 01 March 2009
...J. P. E. Harper-Scott Wagner's engagement with medieval sources like the Nibelungenlied has generally been examined in relation to poetic style in his librettos. One of the defining structural features of his literary inspirations is the narrative interlace structure, which is common to literature...
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19th-Century Music. 2014; 382145–168 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2014.38.2.145
Published: 01 November 2014
... understand- ing of Beethoven as anticollaborative echoes the dynamic of perpetual resistance that characterizes both the com- positional struggles that play out in his sketches, and the narratives of struggle that have characterized analytical approaches to his music. See Nicholas Mathew, Political...
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19th-Century Music. 2004; 273263–286 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2004.27.3.263
Published: 01 March 2004
...Matthew McDonald In recent years, discussions of narrative in music seem to have fallen into decline. This circumstance might register the effects of the strong stances taken by a few influential writers in the early 1990s regarding the extent to which music can be understood as narrative. This...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 403201–222 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.40.3.201
Published: 01 March 2017
...Benedict Taylor A recurring theme in the reception of Schumann's Eichendorff Liederkreis is the question mark over its sense of narrative continuity and the presence (or otherwise) of a central protagonist. Up until now, however, scarcely any attempt has been made to view these features in the...
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19th-Century Music. 2000; 2413–20 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746870
Published: 01 July 2000
... Lord Byron 1946 Robert Schumanns Sämtliche Werke: Manfred, Drama- tische Gedicht von Lord Byron, op. 115, Klavierauszug (Leipzig, n.d.) Robert Schumanns Sämtliche Werke: Manfred, Dramatische Gedicht von Lord Byron 5 Carolyn Abbate, Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth...
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19th-Century Music. 2010; 34161–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2010.34.1.061
Published: 01 July 2010
... Brahms s construction of broad, inter-movement narratives. Another is the pos- sibility of interpreting Brahms s musical han- dling of historical reference as a reflection of his psychological orientation toward the music to which he refers. THREE Allusions in the 1854 Trio Among the most intriguing and...
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 413183–205 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.41.3.183
Published: 01 March 2018
... tastes, were closely linked to national politics in nineteenth-century Prague. As the city's population became more and more divided into ethnic Czechs and Germans, both groups appropriated Mozart for their own narratives of cultural uniqueness and cultivation. The attempts at historic authenticity...
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19th-Century Music. 1987; 112164–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/746729
Published: 01 October 1987
... Veyne, Comment on ecrit l'histoire (Paris, 1971) Veyne Comment on ecrit l'histoire 1971 Paul Ricoeur, "Narrative Time," Critical Inquiry 7 (1980), 169-90 10.2307/1343181 169 Temps et récit, 3 vols. (Paris, 1983-85) Temps et récit 1985 4 Seymour Chatman, "Reply to Barbara Hermstein...
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19th-Century Music. 2007; 303213–229 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2007.30.3.213
Published: 01 March 2007
... better viewed as an example of an apocalyptic narrative; after the event, the infamous frivolity of Napoleon III's era was seen to have led, inexorably, to defeat in the War, and to steep cultural change. I argue that this narrative was retrospectively constructed by contemporary music critics...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 41295–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.41.2.95
Published: 01 November 2017
... uncanny moments when music calls attention to itself as the sensuous manifestation of the Absolute. They remark on these passages’ effacing of boundaries and sense of becoming, residues of eighteenth-century uses of the topic in operatic supernatural scenes and as part of a chaos-to-order narrative in...
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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
... Sloterdijk calls the great migration of the mind from Ionia to Jena, sound and idealism have proven kin, recalcitrantly so.9 They arguably underpin the familiar narratives of the early nineteenth century that chart the rise of musical autonomy; the separation of musical sound from those of nature and the...
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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
... to its written program and its peculiar medical context, drawing in particular on schemes of representation and mimesis to assign narrative value to the instru- mental score. 37Ibid., 224. 38Alice Bunzl Belgray, Gaetano Brunetti: An Exploratory Bio-Bibliographical Study (PhD diss., University of...
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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
... earlier with the foundation of the Paris Conservatoire, and it would continue over the entire century. Music education participates in the grand narrative of industrializing Western societies that involves standardization of production and knowledge. There are characteristic diffe- rences among the...
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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
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 4113–30 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.41.1.3
Published: 01 July 2017
... skein of Wagner-reception in the 1860s are tangled in a narrative of increasingly tense Franco-German cultural and political relationships in which Wagner, his works, and his writings, played a key role. The performance of Rienzi in 1869 was embedded in responses to the Prussian-Austrian War of 1866...
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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
... doing challenged the religious narratives that had formerly underpinned it. The Cyclorama invited the spectator to confront such destruction in this new light: the frighteningly immersive visual and aural effects and the comforting narratives offered by accompanying musical excerpts (from works by Auber...