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- DescriptionThis magnificent survey of the most popular period in music history is an extended essay embracing music, aesthetics, social history, and politics, by one of the keenest minds writing on music in the world today. Dahlhaus organizes his book around 'watershed' years - for example, 1830, the year of the July Revolution in France, and around which coalesce the 'demise of the age of art' proclaimed by Heine, the musical consequences of the deaths of Beethoven and Schubert, the simultaneous and dramatic appearance of Chopin and Liszt, Berlioz and Meyerbeer, and Schumann and Mendelssohn. But he keeps us constantly on guard against generalization and cliche. Cherished concepts like Romanticism, tradition, nationalism vs. universality, the musical culture of the bourgeoisie, are put to pointed re-evaluation. Always demonstrating the interest in socio-historical influences that is the hallmark of his work, Dahlhaus reminds us of the contradictions, interrelationships, psychological nuances, and riches of musical character and musical life. Nineteenth-Century Music contains 90 illustrations, the collected captions of which come close to providing a summary of the work and the author's methods. Technical language is kept to a minimum, but while remaining accessible, Dahlhaus challenges, braces, and excites. This is a landmark study that one seriously interested in music and nineteenth-century European culture will be able to igre.
- Author BiographyCarl Dahlhaus was, at the time of his death in 1989, Professor of Music at Technische Universitat Berlin.
- Author(s)Carl Dahlhaus
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication12/08/1991
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleCalifornia Studies in 19th Century Music
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 5
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content NoteIll.
- Weight908 g
- Width178 mm
- Height251 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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