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Critical Entertainments

Music Old and New

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$49.00 • £39.95 • €44.00

ISBN 9780674006843

Publication Date: 11/30/2001

Short

336 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

100 musical examples

World

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  • Introduction
  • I. Performance and Musicology
    • 1. The Aesthetics of Stage Fright
    • 2. The Discipline of Philology: Oliver Strunk
  • II. The Eighteenth Century
    • 3. Keyboard Music of Bach and Handel
    • 4. The Rediscovering of Haydn
    • 5. Describing Mozart
    • 6. Beaumarchais: Inventor of Modern Opera
    • 7. Radical, Conventional Mozart
    • 8. Beethoven’s Career
  • III. Brahms
    • 9. Brahms: Influence, Plagiarism, and Inspiration
    • 10. Brahms the Subversive
    • 11. Brahms: Classicism and the Inspiration of Awkwardness
  • IV. Musical Studies: Contrasting Views
    • 12. The Benefits of Authenticity
    • 13. Dictionaries: the Old Harvard
    • 14. Dictionaries: the New Grove’s
    • 15. The New Musicology
  • V. The Crisis of the Modern
    • 16. Schoenberg: The Possibilities of Disquiet
    • 17. The Performance of Contemporary Music: Carter’s Double Concerto
    • 18. The Irrelevance of Serious Music
  • Credits
  • Index

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