Music in the 19th. Century. The Oxford History of Western Music.

In Music in the Nineteenth Century , Richard Taruskin offers a panoramic tour of this magnificent century in the history music. Major themes addressed in this book include the romantic transformation of opera, Franz Schubert and the German lied, the rise of virtuosos such as Paganini and Liszt, the twin giants of nineteenth-century opera, Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi, the lyric dramas of Bizet and Puccini, and the revival of the symphony by Brahms. Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this book will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand this rich and diverse period.

2009. 928pp. Idioma: inglés. Encuadernación: rústica.

Music in the Nineteenth Century


  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 Real Worlds, and Better Ones
  • Chapter 2 The Music Trance
  • Chapter 3 Volkstümlichkeit
  • Chapter 4 Nations, States, and Peoples
  • Chapter 5 Virtuosos
  • Chapter 6 Critics
  • Chapter 7 Self and Other
  • Chapter 8 Midcentury
  • Chapter 9 Slavs as Subjects and Citizens
  • Chapter 10 Deeds of Music Made Visible (Class of 1813, I)
  • Chapter 11 Artist, Politician, Farmer (Class of 1813, II)
  • Chapter 12 Cutting Things Down to Size
  • Chapter 13 The Return of the Symphony
  • Chapter 14 The Symphony Goes (Inter)National
  • Art Credits
  • Further Reading