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1776

Overview page. Subjects: Music Theatre.

America’s obsession with its own history had already resulted in at least two Broadway musicals based on momentous national events before this show opened at the 46th Street Theatre on ...

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1800–1846

Katharine Ellis.

in Interpreting the Musical Past

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 18383 words.

The chapter begins with a discussion of the French museum concept, moving to an explanation of why the musical survivors from the ancien régime were all Italian or Italianate (mostly...

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1809

Stephen Rumph.

in Beethoven after Napoleon

August 2004; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 6944 words.

This chapter briefly sorts Beethoven's works chronologically, beginning in 1814 with the Congress of Vienna, which articulates the notorious dualism between late Beethoven and Rossini. 1809...

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1815–1878

Paul Sparks.

in The Classical Mandolin

October 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 7626 words.

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin from 1815 to 1878. It discusses the decline of the mandoline and the mandolino as concert instruments and explores...

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1819–1821

Richard Osborne.

in Rossini

October 2007; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 6142 words.

Shortly after lauding to the skies the dramatically flawed Ricciardo e Zoraide, and just three weeks after acclaiming the revised Mosè in Egitto, the Naples audience gave short shrift to...

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1846–1878

Katharine Ellis.

in Interpreting the Musical Past

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 16649 words.

This chapter focuses on a period when the expansion of early music activity began to cause adverse comment: was it a reactionary threat to living composers? Developments in music publishing...

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1878

Roland John Wiley.

in Tchaikovsky

July 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 4654 words.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was in Western Europe until April 1878, then returned to Russia. From November 15 to the end of the year, he was in Western Europe again, spending almost a month in...

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1878–1892

Paul Sparks.

in The Classical Mandolin

October 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 9970 words.

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1878 to 1892. The Paris Exhibition of 1878 in France was instrumental in popularizing the...

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1878–1900

Katharine Ellis.

in Interpreting the Musical Past

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 17100 words.

This chapter continues the exploration of repertorial change, beginning with an examination of the almost entirely masculine virtuoso cult of early organ music, given new impetus by...

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1879–1881

Roland John Wiley.

in Tchaikovsky

July 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History. 5304 words.

Circumstances in 1879–1881 produced a malaise that brought Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1881 to the nadir of his life. That year, The Maid of Orleans kept him in St. Petersburg, but the...

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