Music in the Eighteenth Century (Western Music in Context: A Norton History)

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  • Copyright: 2012-11-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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John Rice's Music in the Eighteenth Century takes the reader on an engrossing Grand Tour of Europe's musical centers, from Naples, to London, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and St. Petersburg -with a side trip to the colonial New World. . Against the backdrop of Europe's largely peaceful division into Catholic and Protestant realms, Rice shows how "learned" and "galant" styles developed and commingled. While considering Mozart, Haydn, and early Beethoven in depth, he broadens his focus to assess the contributions of lesser-known but significant figures like Johann Adam Hiller, Francois-André Philidor, and Anna Bon. Western Music in Context: A Norton History comprises six volumes of moderate length, each written in an engaging style by a recognized expert. Authoritative and current, the series examines music in the broadest sense-as sounds notated, performed, and heard-focusing not only on composers and works, but also on broader social and intellectual currents.

Table of Contents

Anthology Repertoirep. x
Series Editor's Prefacep. xiii
Author's Prefacep. xv
The Encyclopedic Centuryp. 1
The Grand Tourp. 4
The "Fish-Tail"p. 5
Demographics and Religionp. 6
A Musicological Grand Tourp. 10
For Further Readingp. 14
Learned and Galantp. 16
Old and New Musical Stylesp. 19
Binary and Da Capo Form: Musical Common Groundp. 22
Coexistence and Interaction of Stylesp. 23
Teaching and Learningp. 27
For Further Readingp. 29
Naplesp. 30
Musical Educationp. 32
The Musico and Vocal Improvisationp. 35
Theatersp. 37
The Austrians in Naples, Vinci, and the Emergence of the Galant Stylep. 38
Pergolesi and the Comic Intermezzop. 41
For Further Readingp. 43
Carnival Opera in Rome and Venicep. 44
Metastasio and Opera Seriap. 43
Theatrical Transvestism and the Roman Carnival: Latilla's Lafinta camerierap. 49
Venetian Ospedalip. 54
"I Boast of My Strength": The Life and Music of Caterina Gabriellip. 55
For Further Readingp. 58
Instrumental Music in Italy and Spainp. 59
The Operatic Sinfonia, the Symphony, and the Orchestrap. 60
The Pianop. 62
Domenico Scarlattip. 66
Boccherini and the Music Publishing Businessp. 69
For Further Readingp. 72
Paris of the Aacien Régimep. 73
Tragédie Lyrique at the Opérap. 75
Opera Comiquep. 76
Instrumental Music in Parisian Salonsp. 82
Public Concerts and the Chevalier de Saint-Georgesp. 84
For Further Readingp. 87
Georgian Londonp. 88
Metropolis on the Thamesp. 88
Ballad Operap. 90
Italian Operap. 93
Public Concertsp. 99
"Ancient" and Modern Instrumental Musicp. 101
For Further Readingp. 105
Vienna under Empress Maria Theresap. 106
The Court Theater and the Theater at the Kärntnertorp. 108
Crisis, Reform, and a New Court Theaterp. 108
Maria Theresa as Musician and Patronp. 110
Gluck and Viennese Opéra Comiquep. 113
Operatic Reform and Orfeo ed Euridicep. 114
Church Music: Vanhal's Missa Pastoralisp. 116
Women at the Keyboardp. 118
For Further Readingp. 121
Leipzig and Berlinp. 122
Leipzig inp. 1750122
Hiller as Organizer of Concerts and Composer of Singspielep. 124
A Musician-King's Violent Coming of Agep. 126
Frederick's Opera Company and Graun's Montezumap. 130
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachp. 134
For Further Readingp. 138
Courts of Central Europe: Mannheim, Bayreuth, and Eisenstadt/Eszterházap. 139
Carl Theodor and Stamitz at Mannheimp. 140
Margravine Wimelmina and Anna Bon at Bayreuthp. 143
Joseph Haydn in Vienna and Eisenstadtp. 146
Haydn at Eszterháza and the Farewell Symphonyp. 149
For Further Readingp. 152
Galant Music in the New Worldp. 153
The Gold Cities of Minas Geraisp. 156
An Italian Musician in Mexico Cityp. 162
The Slave Colony of Jamaica and Samuel Felsted's Jonahp. 163
Music for the Moravian Lovefeastp. 166
For Further Readingp. 169
St. Petersburg under Catherine the Greatp. 171
Catherine the Great as Operatic Patronp. 174
Music and the Nobility: Nicholas and Prascoviap. 178
Giuseppe Sarti, Dmitry Bortniansky, and Russian Church Musicp. 180
The Russian Horn Bandp. 182
John Field's Forward-Looking Piano Musicp. 183
For Further Readingp. 185
Foreigners in Paris: Gluck, Mozart Salieri, Cherubinip. 186
Gluck at the Opérap. 186
Mozart in Paris's Salons and Concert Roomsp. 190
Antonio Salieri and Les Danaďdesp. 193
Luigi Cherubini and the French Revolutionp. 194
For Further Readingp. 199
Mozart's Viennap. 200
Joseph as Enlightened Monarchp. 201
New Patterns of Patronagep. 205
Public Concertsp. 206
Music in the Homep. 210
Opera Buffap. 216
For Further Readingp. 220
Praguep. 222
In the Shadow of White Mountainp. 222
Italian Operap. 225
Mozart in Praguep. 226
Don Giovannip. 228
A Coronation Opera for the "German Titus"p. 233
For Further Readingp. 236
London in the 1790sp. 237
Rival Concert Seriesp. 237
Haydn's First Visit to Englandp. 239
Haydn's Second Visitp. 246
For Further Readingp. 253
Vienna in the Napoleonic Erap. 254
Beethoven in Vienna: The 1790sp. 256
Gottfried van Swieten and Haydn's The Seasonsp. 259
The Triumph of Cherubini's Les Deux Journéesp. 260
Church Music as Counter-Revolutionary Symbolp. 261
Beethoven's Heroic Stylep. 264
The Pastoral Symphony as Celebration of the Enlightenmentp. 270
For Further Readingp. 274
Glossaryp. A1
Endnotesp. A9
Creditsp. A17
Indexp. A19
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