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Descriptive piano fantasias

Title
Descriptive piano fantasias / edited by Halina Goldberg and Jonathan D. Bellman.
Publication
  • Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2021]
  • ©2021

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Additional Authors
  • Goldberg, Halina, 1961-
  • Bellman, Jonathan, 1957-
  • Kotzwara, Franz, -1791.
  • Mouchy, F. D.
  • Steibelt, Daniel, 1765-1823.
  • Challoner, N. B. (Neville Butler), approximately 1784-1851.
  • Würfel, Wilhelm.
  • Gliński, Ludwik.
  • David, Félicien, 1810-1876.
  • Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred, 1817-1870.
  • Godillon, Juliette, 1823-1854.
  • Delafosse, Joseph, -1905.
  • Rivieri, Alberto.
  • Shapiro, Herman S.
  • Stockman, C. H.
  • Signio, Marjan, 1854-
  • Poniatowski, Józef, książę, 1816-1873
  • Kościuszko, Tadeusz, 1746-1817
  • Dąbrowski, Jan Henryk, 1755-1818
  • Frug, S. G. (Semen Grigorʹevich), 1860-1916.
  • Mickiewicz, Adam, 1798-1855.
Description
1 score (xxv, 158 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates) : facsimiles (some color); 31 cm.
Summary
"The works in this volume, chosen to reflect the breadth of narrative and characteristic piano music, illuminate certain largely forgotten musical histories. The highly popular genre of the descriptive piano fantasia, conceived and produced for the musical tastes and technical capabilities of amateur pianists, grew out of eighteenth-century narrative works such as Johann Kuhnau's "Biblical Sonatas" (1700) and the anonymous Battle of Rosbach (ca. 1780). Starting with František Kocžwara's Battle of Prague (ca. 1788) and continuing chronologically through the nineteenth and into the early twentieth centuries, these works help to contextualize nineteenth-century aesthetic debates of descriptive versus idealistic music (and later programmatic versus absolute music), and the partisanship they engendered, by demonstrating the ubiquity of this repertoire throughout Europe and the United States. Such fantasias reflected cultural preoccupations, based as they often were on historical or fictional events, and were particularly important in Poland, where national upheaval and political marginalization provided fertile ground for musical representation and catharsis. The descriptive fantasias cross generic boundaries and interact in unexpected ways with the canonic repertory, offering insights into compositional techniques and strategies used by such composers as Fryderyk Chopin, Franz Liszt, and Johannes Brahms, and illuminating modes of listening familiar to their audiences"--Provided by publisher.
Series Statement
Recent researches in the music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, 0193-5364 ; 81
Uniform Title
Recent researches in the music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ; v. 81.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Fantasias (Music)
  • Scores.
  • Program music.
  • Songs.
Note
  • For unaccompanied piano; 6th work with optional singer(s).
  • Three works are presented with related poems: untitled poem by composer (11th work); Hot rakhmones! (Have mercy!) by Shimon Shmuel Frug (12th work); and Koncert nad koncertami (Concert of concerts) from Pan Tadeusz by Adam Mickiewicz (14th work).
  • Section titles and poem texts in English, French, German, Polish or Yiddish; with English translation.
  • Introduction and critical commentary in English.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Language (note)
  • German and Polish words.
Contents
The Battle of Prague : (ca. 1788) / František Kocžwara -- La mort de Louis Seize : (1794) / F.D. Mouchy -- La journée d'Ulm : (1805) / Daniel Steibelt -- Battle of Waterloo : (1820) / Neville Butler Challoner -- Grande fantaisie lugubre au souvenir des trois héros: Prince Joseph Poniatowski, Kościuszko, et Dąbrowski : op. 18, no. 1 (1821) / Václav Vilém Würfel -- La bataille de Grochow et Praga : (1831) / Ludwik Gliński -- Une promenade sur le Nil : (1833) / Félicien David -- Une messe de minuit à Rome : (1841) / Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély -- Le violon de Crémone : (1847) / Juliette Godillon -- Le baptême de la poupée : op. 114 (ca. 1886) / Joseph Delafosse -- The Johnstown flood : (1889) / Alberto Rivieri -- The Kishineff massacre : (1904) / Herman S. Shapiro -- The earthquake in San Francisco and the destruction of the city of the Golden West, on the 18th of April 1906 : (1906) / Prof. C. H. Stockman -- Koncert nad koncertami : (ca. 1910) / Marjan Signio.
Call Number
JMG 21-254
ISBN
  • 1987206096
  • 9781987206098
OCLC
  • 1240380193
  • 1240380193
Title
Descriptive piano fantasias / edited by Halina Goldberg and Jonathan D. Bellman.
Publisher
Middleton, Wisconsin : A-R Editions, Inc., [2021]
Copyright Date
©2021
Type of Content
notated music
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Recent researches in the music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, 0193-5364 ; 81
Recent researches in the music of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ; v. 81.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Language
6th work German and Polish words.
Staff notation.
Added Author
Goldberg, Halina, 1961- editor.
Bellman, Jonathan, 1957- editor.
Container of (work): Kotzwara, Franz, -1791. Battle of Prague.
Container of (work): Mouchy, F. D. Mort de Louis Seize.
Container of (work): Steibelt, Daniel, 1765-1823. Journée d'Ulm.
Container of (work): Challoner, N. B. (Neville Butler), approximately 1784-1851. Battle of Waterloo.
Container of (work): Würfel, Wilhelm. Grande fantaisie lugubre au souvenir des trois héros: Prince Joseph Poniatowski, Kościuszko, et Dąbrowski.
Container of (work): Gliński, Ludwik. Bataille de Grochow et Praga.
Container of (work): David, Félicien, 1810-1876. Brises d'Orient. Promenade sur le Nil.
Container of (work): Lefébure-Wély, Louis James Alfred, 1817-1870. Messe de minuit à Rome.
Container of (work): Godillon, Juliette, 1823-1854. Contes fantastiques de Hoffmann. Violon de Crémone.
Container of (work): Delafosse, Joseph, -1905. Baptême de la poupée.
Container of (work): Rivieri, Alberto. Johnstown flood.
Container of (work): Shapiro, Herman S. Kishineff massacre.
Container of (work): Stockman, C. H. Earthquake in San Francisco and the destruction of the city of the Golden West, on the 18th of April 1906.
Container of (work): Signio, Marjan, 1854- Koncert nad koncertami.
5th work: Poniatowski, Józef, książę, 1816-1873, honouree.
5th work: Kościuszko, Tadeusz, 1746-1817, honouree.
5th work: Dąbrowski, Jan Henryk, 1755-1818, honouree.
12th work: Inspired by: Frug, S. G. (Semen Grigorʹevich), 1860-1916. Hot rakhmones.
14th work: Inspired by: Mickiewicz, Adam, 1798-1855. Pan Tadeusz. Selections.
Research Call Number
JMG 21-254
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