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19th-Century Music. 2012; 362146–158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2012.36.2.146
Published: 01 November 2012
...Laura Moore Pruett The terms “sentimentalism” and “sensibility” play a central role in contemporary scholarly discourse on literature and intellectual theory in the long nineteenth century. Often used interchangeably, these words identify developments in popular culture and philosophy in which...
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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
...=reprints . 2018 Folk-Song Society fin de siècle Britain popular culture colonialism ROSS COLE In 1893 the polymath, folklorist, and eminent Jewish historian Joseph Jacobs read a paper as a stopgap to London s Folk-lore Society, which he had joined in 1889. Raised in Sydney, Jacobs journeyed...
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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
... other elements in each scene would have and can still provide audiences opportunities to think about the relationship between amateurism and Schubert’s most popular songs. In so doing, I explore the term “amateur” in a number of overlapping senses that embrace positive and, to a lesser extent...
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19th-Century Music. 2016; 40120–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2016.40.1.20
Published: 01 July 2016
... cameras on the wounded and dead; some shot close-up corpse studies of young and often notably handsome men, whose physical beauty—likewise acknowledged by Whitman—increased the affective impact of the tragedy. The youth of Civil War soldiers was likewise reflected in thousands of popular ballads produced...
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19th-Century Music. 2016; 402131–158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2016.40.2.131
Published: 01 November 2016
...Damien Mahiet Critical response to Tchaikovsky's Casse-Noisette ( The Nutcracker ), the ballet-féerie premiered in December 1892 in St. Petersburg, has historically been mixed. An aesthetic mongrel, the original production joined the highbrow expectations of Romantic ballet with the popular...
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19th-Century Music. 2014; 373211–241 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2014.37.3.211
Published: 01 March 2014
... and regional identity and was criticized from the outset for not sufficiently adopting a regionalist mandate of highlighting local history, culture, and traditions. Further tensions were generated as a result of the contrasting expectations of elite and popular audiences and the concomitant aesthetic...
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19th-Century Music. 2011; 35293–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2011.35.2.93
Published: 01 November 2011
... nineteenth-century popular culture among the people threatened to replace authen- tic folk culture. Unwittingly or not, Katz ac- cepts with his explanation the Russian cultural intelligentsia s belief that encroaching modern- ization threatened Russian identity. Embedded within Katz s explanation are a...
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19th-Century Music. 2020; 433143–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2020.43.3.143
Published: 01 March 2020
... mask became a ubiquitous item of decor for the music room, a devotional object linked with the face of Christ in the popular imagination. This mislabeled “death” mask was cast during Beethoven's lifetime, a stoic visage that put a face to the legend: that is, to the legendary 1868 account by Anselm...
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19th-Century Music. 2020; 433170–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2020.43.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
... Trivialliteratur of his day an umbrella term covering popular novels and serials with formulaic plots and characters . . . disguised identity, tales of conspiracy and piracy, or mock-medieval chivalrous romances (12). Jean Paul both assimilated and satirized popular Trivialromane; Reiman discusses the...
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19th-Century Music. 2020; 433194–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2020.43.3.194
Published: 01 March 2020
..., 2014), 61 63. MARCUS R. PYLE Rhetoric of Seduction 199 growing popularity of the femme nouvelle;22 and the centrality of women as a means for Strauss to distance himself from Wagner, whose world- view focused more on male heroes, with the woman serving as a redeeming force. 23 Salome presented a...
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19th-Century Music. 2010; 34187–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2010.34.1.087
Published: 01 July 2010
... was reconstructed in the London suburb of Sydenham in 1854. This popular attraction assumed a musical prominence in British culture when the ambitious conductor Augustus Manns established an orchestra there in 1855, and presented a series of Saturday Concerts until 1900. Central to this discussion of...
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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
... the culture of Georgian London in 1815, even as Europe was undergoing the process of restoring monarchies that had been temporarily displaced by Napoleon s empire. Often, quadril- les were adapted from other popular works.31 The names of the parts that make up the qua- drille (such as Le Pantalon and...
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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
... to turn down prestigious invitations, such as the Chemical Society s Faraday Lecture. See Cahan, Helmholtz: A Life in Science, 456 57. 3Helmholtz, The Facts in Perception, in Science and Culture: Popular and Philosophical Essays, ed. David Cahan (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995), 344...
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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
...David Larkin Despite its popularity with pianists, Liszt's first Mephisto Waltz (pub. 1862) has been largely glossed over in musicological studies. In this article, I reconsider the relationship between the piano piece and the excerpt from Lenau's Faust (pub. 1836) that inspired it, and I explore...
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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
... in the instrument's generally positive connotations and in the later trajectory of its use. Studying the discourse of ethereal mediums helps explain why certain types of sounds were thought to have privileged access to the nerves. The unusual timbres and swelling dynamics of newly popular musical...
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19th-Century Music. 2012; 36288–100 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2012.36.2.088
Published: 01 November 2012
...Elizabeth Morgan In their recent research, literary historians have discovered new information about the popular success of British women novelists at the turn of the nineteenth century. Contrary to a canonical rendition of history, which argues that, Jane Austen aside, male writers dominated this...
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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
... different ways, both by the Gazette s treatment of Berlioz and by the war it waged against the hated Henri Herz, pianist-com- poser, publisher of endless sets of variations on popular oper- atic arias, and despised symbol of the low state of Parisian piano music. Cairns, Berlioz: Servitude and Greatness...
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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
... sexes are enthralled to hear their natural pitches claimed by a foreign power. 2 Though the male falsetto has been progressing toward acceptance in both classical and popular cul- 1Wayne Koestenbaum, The Queen s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (London: Penguin Books, 1994), 164...
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19th-Century Music. 2014; 373188–210 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2014.37.3.188
Published: 01 March 2014
...Flora Willson When Don Carlos premiered at the Paris Opéra in March 1867, there was considerable excitement among critics about the prospect of a new work from one of Europe's most famous and popular living composers. In the event, the opera's reception was riddled with inconsistencies 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
... noted both the popularity of Krafft-Ebing s work and defense 41See discussion in Sander Gilman, The Jew s Body (New York: Routledge, 1991), 88 90. 42Krafft-Ebing himself presented many of the most sala- cious details in Latin, but that did not affect the popularity of his books. Mantegazza, on the other...