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The Cambridge companion to the concerto

Author: Simon P Keefe
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2005.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed
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"No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical
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Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2006295568
(OCoLC)492928389
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon P Keefe
ISBN: 9781139000901 113900090X 052183483X 9780521834834 052154257X 9780521542579
OCLC Number: 1104506716
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 309 pages ): illustrations, music.
Contents: The concerto : a chronology --
Theories of the concerto from the eighteenth century to the present day / Simon P. Keefe --
The concerto and society / Tia DeNora --
The Italian concerto in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries / Michael Talbot --
The concerto in northern Europe to c. 1770 / David Yearsley --
The concerto from Mozart to Beethoven : aesthetic and stylistic perspectives / Simon P. Keefe --
The nineteenth-century piano concerto / Stephan D. Lindeman --
Nineteenth-century concertos in the concerto 1900-1945 / David E. Schneider --
The concerto since 1945 / Arnold Whittall --
The rise (and fall) of the concerto virtuoso in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries / Cliff Eisen --
Performance practice in the eighteenth-century concerto / Robin Stowell --
Performance practice in the nineteenth-century concerto / David Rowland --
The concerto in the age of recording / Timothy Day.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Responsibility: edited by Simon P. Keefe.

Abstract:

"No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics.

"A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience."--Jacket.

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