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Schumann's Virtuosity : Criticism, Composition, and Performance in Nineteenth-century Germany

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Considered one of the greatest composers—and music critics—of the Romantic era, Robert Schumann (1818–1856) played an important role in shaping nineteenth-century German ideas about virtuosity. Forging his career in the decades that saw a surplus of public fascination with the feats and creations of virtuosos (Liszt, Paganini, and Chopin among others), Schumann engaged with instrumental virtuosity not only through his compositions and performances but also through his music reviews and writings about his contemporaries. Ultimately, virtuosity discourse influenced the culture of Western "art music" well beyond the nineteenth century and into the present day. By examining previously unexplored archival sources, Alexander Stefaniak looks at the diverse approaches to virtuosity Schumann developed over the course of his career, revealing several distinct currents in nineteenth-century German virtuosity and the enduring flexibility of virtuosity discourse.

Number of Pages: 296
Genre: Music
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Alexander Stefaniak
Language: English
Street Date: September 19, 2016
TCIN: 51506119
UPC: 9780253021991
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-2999
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