9781108001021

The Music of the Nineteenth Century, and Its Culture

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  • ISBN13:

    9781108001021

  • ISBN10:

    1108001025

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-20
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

A. B. Marx (1795-1866) was a scholar, teacher and critic of music, for many years Professor of Music at the University of Berlin, and a close friend - before a falling-out over the libretto of an oratorio - of Mendelssohn. This influential book, published in German in 1855 and translated into English in the same year, consists of two parts: a survey of the significance of music to western culture, and an impassioned and thought-provoking guide to the necessary moral qualities, skills and understanding required to teach - and to be taught - music. Marx's appreciation of such composers as Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz and Wagner is placed in a context in which music is seen as a crucial moral influence on the future development of mankind, and musicians therefore as playing a vital role in that development.

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