The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music

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Institutions
SARAH HIBBERD

Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome Founded in c. 1566 as the Congregazione dei Musici de Roma, it was renamed in c. 1839. It held meetings to discuss and perform music, and in 1877 became the main conservatory in Italy, the Conservatorio di Musica 'Santa Cecilia'.

Akademie der Künste, Berlin The first chair of music was created in 1809, and Zelter was appointed to supervise the city's music education. A series of masterclasses in composition was established, in which composers such as Meyerbeer, Bruch and Busoni participated. In 1869 the Hochschule für Musik was founded as part of the Akademie, under the direction of Joachim; from 1872 staff and students gave public recitals and orchestral concerts.

Allgemeiner Deutscher Cäcilienverein, Bamberg Founded in 1868 by Witt to promote the practical aspect of the reform of German Roman Catholic church music, it was accorded papal ratification in 1870, and became a model for similar organisations in other countries, including Belgium, Poland, Hungary and North America. The Caecilian movement as a whole promoted a historical understanding of the liturgy and focused on medieval chant tradition, thus reinforcing the demarcation between the church and contemporary developments in the arts.

Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, Leipzig Founded in 1798 by the publishers Breitkopf & Härtel, it was noted for its breadth of coverage and literary excellence. The division of its

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Notes on Contributors ix
  • Editor's Preface xiii
  • Part One - 1800–1850 1
  • 1 - The Musical Work and Nineteenth-Century History 3
  • Bibliography *
  • 2 - Music and the Rise of Aesthetics 29
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  • 3 - The Profession of Music 55
  • Bibliography 85
  • 4 - The Opera Industry 87
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  • 5 - The Construction of Beethoven 118
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  • 6 - Music and the Poetic 151
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  • 7 - The Invention of Tradition 178
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  • 8 - Choral Music 213
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  • 9 - The Consumption of Music 237
  • Bibliography 258
  • 10 - The Great Composer 259
  • Bibliography 283
  • Part Two - 1850–1900 285
  • 11 - Progress, Modernity and the Concept of an Avant-Garde 287
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  • 12 - Music as Ideal: the Aesthetics of Autonomy 318
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  • 13 - The Structures of Musical Life 343
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  • 14 - Opera and Music Drama 371
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  • 15 - Beethoven Reception: the Symphonic Tradition 424
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  • 16 - Words and Music in Germany and France 460
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  • 17 - Chamber Music and Piano 500
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  • 18 - Choral Culture and the Regeneration of the Organ 522
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  • 19 - Music and Social Class 544
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  • 20 - Nations and Nationalism 568
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  • 21 - Styles and Languages Around the Turn of the Century 601
  • Bibliography 620
  • Chronology 621
  • Institutions 659
  • Personalia 689
  • Index 747
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