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Verdi in Victorian London

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ISBN: 9781783742158 Year: Pages: 360 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0090 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Music
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"Now a byword for beauty, Verdi’s operas were far from universally acclaimed when they reached London in the second half of the nineteenth century. Why did some critics react so harshly? Who were they and what biases and prejudices animated them? When did their antagonistic attitude change? And why did opera managers continue to produce Verdi’s operas, in spite of their alleged worthlessness? Massimo Zicari’s Verdi in Victorian London reconstructs the reception of Verdi’s operas in London from 1844, when a first critical account was published in the pages of The Athenaeum, to 1901, when Verdi’s death received extensive tribute in The Musical Times. In the 1840s, certain London journalists were positively hostile towards the most talked-about representative of Italian opera, only to change their tune in the years to come. The supercilious critic of The Athenaeum, Henry Fothergill Chorley, declared that Verdi’s melodies were worn, hackneyed and meaningless, his harmonies and progressions crude, his orchestration noisy. The scribes of The Times, The Musical World, The Illustrated London News, and The Musical Times all contributed to the critical hubbub. Yet by the 1850s, Victorian critics, however grudging, could neither deny nor ignore the popularity of Verdi’s operas. Over the final three decades of the nineteenth century, moreover, London’s musical milieu underwent changes of great magnitude, shifting the manner in which Verdi was conceptualized and making room for the powerful influence of Wagner. Nostalgic commentators began to lament the sad state of the Land of Song, referring to the now departed ""palmy days of Italian opera."" Zicari charts this entire cultural constellation. Verdi in Victorian London is required reading for both academics and opera aficionados. Music specialists will value a historical reconstruction that stems from a large body of first-hand source material, while Verdi lovers and Italian opera addicts will enjoy vivid analysis free from technical jargon. For students, scholars and plain readers alike, this book is an illuminating addition to the study of music reception."

Opera buffa und Spielkultur

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ISBN: 9783205795926 Year: Pages: 406 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_507998 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 176
Subject: Performing Arts
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The ludic element contributes substantially to the highly entertaining quality of opera buffa. Within the field of opera research, up to now this aspect has been neglected to a large extent. However, the denomination itself of the buffa-genre usual in the 18th century – “dramma giocoso” – typifies the central role of the playful element in this opera form. On the basis of play theories derived from different disciplines – anthropology, psychology, pedagogy and philosophy – the multilayered moments of play in the opera buffa and its performance context are enucleated by analysing the repertory of Venice, the then “capital of amusement”. Thereby, the concept of play is used as an interpretive key applied to this cultural phenomenon as a whole.

Das englische Geschäft mit der Nachtigall

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ISBN: 9783205201434 Year: Pages: 406 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626455 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 390
Subject: Music
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This books deals with the Italian opera business in nineteenth century-London. A special emphasis lies on the opera singers as the most important protagonists of the London system. This special role will be examined through the analysis of the opera audience in London, the contractual practice and the tradition of the adaptation of operas to the likes of the London market as well as the substitution of arias.

The English Trade in Nightingales

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ISBN: 978320520554 Year: Pages: 406 Seiten Language: English
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 390
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This books deals with the Italian opera business in nineteenth century-London. A special emphasis lies on the opera singers as the most important protagonists of the London system. This special role will be examined through the analysis of the opera audience in London, the contractual practice and the tradition of the adaptation of operas to the likes of the London market as well as the substitution of arias.

Eduard Hanslick

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ISBN: 9783205787365 Year: Pages: 610 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_437212 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4272
Subject: Music
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The present seventh volume of the new historical-critical complete edition of Eduard Hanslick's works contains texts of the years 1864 to 1865, which are for the most part contributions from the Vienna "Presse" and the "Neue Freie Presse", which Hanslick changed to when it was founded in 1864. In terms of content the texts offer a wide range. Apart from topical reviews there are basic essays on musical aesthetics, thoughts on the Italian opera in Vienna, historico-cultural accounts as well as basic reflections about the concert life in Vienna at that time. In particular Hanslick's research on the history of music in Vienna, which leads to "Geschichte des Concertwesens in Wien" published by Wilhelm Braumüller in 1869, shows in various single essays and a huge coherent series in "Oesterreichische Revue". Some articles were published shortly after in national music journals such as the "Niederrheinische Musik-Zeitung" or the Berlin music journal "Echo". Later Hanslick revised some of them for his well-known anthologies ("Die moderne Oper", "Aus dem Concertsaal. Geschichte des Concertwesens in Wien, II"). As before these texts were provided with lists of readings, which are printed subsequent to the respective article. The principles of publication did not change. Minor variations are: different spelling, change from spaced writing to normal distance of characters or vice versa, slight modifications of the wording, updating or additions. Major changes mainly consist in leaving out large parts of the text or rearranging text passages from different sources regarding particular subjects. The basic change in Hanslick's occupation as a critic that is his stronger attention to reviewing the performance, - as can be seen from the 1860s in particular - cannot be substantiated so well by his own editions, because he often left out parts related to the concert. From that point of view this edition not only provides a better overview of the Vienna concert life in these years than Hanslick's own edition but it also notes down in a much more precise way his changed approach to writing. Most of the texts, however, are completely unknown today. The essay in the comment part deals with Hanslick's change to the "Neue Freie Presse" and the importance of the latter for the circle of its authors. As before the notes characterize every single text briefly and analyse them according to their aesthetic relevance. The volume ends with a scientific apparatus (list of emended printing errors, list of abbreviations, bibliography and index of names).

Eduard Hanslick - Sämtliche Schriften. Historisch-kritische Ausgabe

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ISBN: 9783205779902 Year: Pages: 536 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574813 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 3985
Subject: Music
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The present sixth volume of the new historic-critical complete edition of Eduard Hanslick´s works contains texts of the years 1862 to 1863, which are for the most part contributions from the Vienna "Presse". Some articles were published shortly after in national music journals such as the "Niederrheinische Musik-Zeitung" or the Berlin music journal "Echo". Hanslick revised som of them later for his well-known anthologies ("Die moderne Oper", aus dem Konzertsaal. Geschichte des Konzertwesens in Wien, II2). As before these texts were provided with lists of variant readings, which are printed subsequent to the respective article. The principles of publication were not changed. Minor variations are: different spelling, change from spaced writing to normal distance of characters or vice versa, smaller modification of the wording, updating or additions. Major changes mainly consist in leaving out large parts of the text or rearranging text passages from different sources to particular subjects. The fundamental change in Hanslick´s occupation as a critic as can be seen exactly from the 1860s, that is his stronger attention to reviewing the performance cannot be substantiated by his own editions so well because he often left out parts related to the concert. From that point of view this edition provides not only a better survey of the Vienna concert life in these years than Hanslick´s own edition but it also notes down in a much more precise way his changed approach to writing. Most of the texts, however, are completely unknown today. The main essay in the comment part deals with the music-aesthetic consequences of the phenomenon of boredom, the typical syndrome of the 19th century, which Hanslick´s reviews shed some light on. It becomes clear that there are more criteria in Hanslick that are important for an assessment of a work than those laid down in "Vom Musikalisch-Schönen". An important position in Hanslick´s life as a music critik take his trips to music festivals or world expositions. His travel diaries are still very informative and shown an open-minded cosmopolitan. Hanslick´s report on the bustle of the 1862 word exposition in London from an initially neutral attitude of an observer seems in a certain way to turn into a surrealistic inferno of the arising modern age and confirms unconsciously what Walter Benjamin realized first and formulated in his "Passagenwerk". This matter is dealt with a particular length in the notes, which as before briefly characterize, annotate or analyse for its aesthetic relevance every single text. Added to the annotations is an excerpt from a letter by August Wilhelm Ambros, which illustrates some aspects from Hanslick´s aesthetic of boredom from a different point of view.

Mozart's 'La clemenza di Tito': A Reappraisal

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Culture and Aesthetics ISBN: 9789176350553 9789176350522 9789176350539 9789176350546 Year: Pages: 194 DOI: 10.16993/ban Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures --- Music --- Performing Arts
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"In the two centuries since Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito was first performed, and the almost three centuries since Metastasio created the libretto, many rumours, myths and prejudiced opinions have gathered around the work, creating a narrative that Mozart, Mazzolà and their contemporaries would scarcely recognise. The essays in this book contribute ideas, facts and images that will draw the twenty-first-century reader closer to the events of Central Europe in the late eighteenth century, and these new facts and ideas will help peel off some of the transmitted accretions that may hinder a modern listener from enjoying and understanding the opera in all its fullness. In this sense the essays present the reappraisal promised in the title. The book is a product of the Performing Premodernity research project, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences and based at the department of theatre studies of Stockholm University. Envisioned and edited by Magnus Tessing Schneider and Ruth Tatlow, the five essays by internationally renowned Mozart scholars are preceded by a chronology and a selection of original documents presented in new and revised parallel translations."

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