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19th-Century Music. 2002; 262113–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2002.26.2.113
Published: 01 November 2002
... on her eventual publication of her music oversimplifies the larger historical situation for women composers, replacing the manifold issues surrounding gender and class with a single male villain. The difficulties encountered in telling the story of Hensel's life reveal a need for a feminist biography...
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19th-Century Music. 2008; 313193–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2008.31.3.193
Published: 01 March 2008
...: The Forties, pp. 27 28. 29Judith Tick, American Women Composers before 1870 (Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1983), p. 33. 30For a discussion of private teachers available at season s start, see the New York Post, 27 October 1852, p. 3. Ad- vertisements, for instance, in the New-York Times, 22...
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19th-Century Music. 2016; 4017–19 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2016.40.1.7
Published: 01 July 2016
... the war. The article goes on to examine a battle piece by a female composer and to consider amateur women's performances of battle repertoire during the war years. Finally, drawing inspiration from the accounts in fiction of Kotzwara's Battle of Prague , it concludes by imagining a woman's performance...
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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
...- teurs who formed the principal market for pub- lished piano music 3 purchased the sheet mu- sic for chamber works, pieces for solo keyboard, and songs for voice and accompaniment. Many works were marketed specifically to British women amateurs who could play them at home; often composers and publishers...
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19th-Century Music. 2012; 36124–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2012.36.1.024
Published: 01 July 2012
... phrases associated with flow- ers and other objects were commonly under- stood, as accounts of the practice implied, then using them to compose secret missives would have been far too risky. Instead, he proposed that women living in the harem invented the language as either an amusement or a cipher for...
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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
... critics were quick to emphasize women's putative obsession with romances while downplaying (or altogether neglecting to comment on) the extensive participation of men in the same musical venture. Men composers and poets who sought to pen marketable romances capitalized on aesthetic idioms and values that...
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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
..., failing to perform masculinity. As Rachel Cowgill and Hilary Poriss note, the modern study of female singers of this histori- cal period is hampered by the fact that these women rarely wrote about themselves. Their stories come to us filtered through the male music critic s pen.5 The male singers dealt...
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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
... and His World, ed. Christopher H. Gibbs and Dana Gooley (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006), 75; or Gazette musicale 1/15 (13 April 1834): 124: en Allemagne, ce ne sont plus que les femmes sans esprit et sans talent qui goûtent la musique de M. Henri Herz ( In Germany, it is only the women...
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19th-Century Music. 2006; 302097–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2006.30.2.097
Published: 01 November 2006
... only reason why my argument may at first appear far-fetched. Music composed by women was often treated with hostility in the early nineteenth century, so the use of the female heroine to represent transcendent male author- ship appears illogical. In the context of bour- geois women s social roles 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
... abuse for insight into Brahms s adult psycho-sexual profile, par- ticularly his bachelorhood and attitudes toward women; Jan Swafford, in his psychoanalytic Brahms biography, crafts his portrait of the composer largely based on this information.2 In contrast, earlier versions of the story, which omit...
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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
... the film. Alongside this unsteady valorization, the film scenes also offer audiences opportunities to think about the particular social benefits or obstacles that could have inflected women s amateur music-making in the nineteenth cen- tury in particular. This interpretive angle gains depth when...
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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
... of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Liter- ature and Cinema (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013); Suzanne Clark, Sentimental Modernism; Women Writers and the Revolution of the Word (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991), and the essays collected in Mary Chapman and Glenn Hendler...
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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
..., Journal of the Folk- Song Society 2/6 (1905): 67. 82 19TH CENTURY MUSIC embodiment of fin-de-siècle feminism, Lee spoke not only at the Society s inaugural con- versazione, but also at the 1899 International Congress of Women, where she gave an amusing account of the difficulties she expe- rienced in...
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 4213–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.42.1.3
Published: 01 July 2018
..., and Instrument Mak- ers in Nineteenth-Century Germany (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006), 183 97. 24On Scheibler, ibid., 151 81. 25On such pedagogical devices, invented by Henri Herz, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Johann Bernhard Logier, and Casimir Martin, among others, see Arthur Loesser, Men, Women, and...
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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
... with its cinematic adaptation by Roman Polanski. Chopin's Ballade is featured prominently in the two movies under consideration, while the remaining works are either influential for the composer ( Konrad Wallenrod ) or develop themes common to the Ballade. Study of narration in these works reveals that...
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19th-Century Music. 2018; 413225–251 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.41.3.225
Published: 01 March 2018
... compositional history has led scholarship to rely almost exclusively on Leoncavallo s Appunti, an incomplete eighty- page autobiography that the composer dictated in 1915 to Giuseppe Andriulli, a journalist work- ing for Sonzogno s daily Il secolo.3 Throughout his life, Leoncavallo frequently felt wronged and...
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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
... new forms of musical writing promised to fastidiously pre- serve a composer s most transient musical in- spirations and to capture improvisations in real time. Thanks to stenography, melodies could be jotted down as quickly as the composer in- vented them; the new notation rival[ed] the rapidity of...
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19th-Century Music. 2017; 412151–179 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2017.41.2.151
Published: 01 November 2017
... that Busoni s vision of Faust gradually became intertwined with other liter- ary characters that were of special interest to him, especially Ahasuerus (the eternal seeker), Don Juan (the conqueror of women), and Leonardo da Vinci (the artist and intellectual).6 Through analyses of autobiographical...
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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
... nineteenth century, however, composers began to use the ombra topic in instrumental music. Current scholarship per- ceives ombra in early-nineteenth-century in- strumental music as undergoing a crisis of sig- nification.8 This perplexity is not surprising: topics generally are unstable, and as Kofi Agawu and...
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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
...Mark Seto Ernest Chausson made two major aesthetic decisions in the mid-1880s: he resolved to “dewagnerize” himself and declared that he would no longer write program music. These developments were coeval with Chausson's revisions of Viviane (composed 1882–83, revised 1887 and 1893), a symphonic...