Nineteenth-Century Piano Music (Studies in Musical Genres and Repertories)

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The piano was the musical instrument of choice in the nineteenth century, emerging as a symbol of respectability, domesticity, and sentimentality. Yet as familiar as the nineteenth-century piano repertoire has become, recent scholarship has brought a new and exciting complexity to our understanding of the music. The book examines the current critical approaches to the scholarly reexamination of 19th-century solo piano music, focusing on the representative works of eight major composers. There are numerous musical examples throughout the book. Contents: The piano & the 19th century - Leon Plantinga Orthodoxies, paradoxes, & contradictions: Performance practices in 19th century piano music - Robert Winter Beethoven - William Kinderman The piano works of Schubert - Eva Badura-Skoda In defense of Weber - Michael Tusa Piano music reformed: the case of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy - R. Larry Todd Hearing Poland: Chopin & nationalism - Jeffrey Kallberg Schumann & the marketplace: from butterflies to Hausmusik - Anthony Newcomb Brahms: from classical to modern - Walter Frisch Expressive resonance in Liszt's piano music - Dolores Pesce

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