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Naissance et développement de sociétés de quatuors en province dans la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle: l'exemple de Reims
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In the mid-nineteenth century, societies of quartets and chamber music were created in different French cities: Marseille (1849), Pau (1850), Bordeaux (1861), Lille (1862), Lyons (1866), and so forth. A Quartet Society of this kind was founded in Reims in ...

D'un style 'sonate' à un style 'symphonie': les quatuors à cordes d'Antoine Reicha et le passage du genre au concert public
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It is well known that the string quartet evolved from the aristocratic salon and entered the public concert hall at the beginning of the nineteenth century. That development has already been studied from historical and sociological points of view, but ...

The Transformation of Musical Practices in Lisbon at the End of the "ancien régime": New Commercial Dynamics, Cosmopolitan Models and Keyboard Repertoires
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During the Reign of Queen María I (1777-1816) new musical practices developed in Portugal and the business of music began to flourish. Musicians who had established themselves in Lisbon in the previous decades, hired by the Royal Chamber and other ...

The Other Corelli: Violin Sonatas in English Sources
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This article focuses on violin sonatas attributed to Arcangelo Corelli which are transmitted in English sources, but are excluded from any of the printed collections published under the composer's supervision. These compositions open up interesting questions about the criteria of ...

"xii Sonate à Viola da Gamba Sola col Basso": A New Collection of Early Solo Sonatas by Händel
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The University Library, Kassel, holds an unattributed manuscript entitled "XII Sonate à Viola da Gamba Sola col Basso", Mus. ms. 35. The scribe has now been identified as William Babell, who was Handel's principal copyist at London for about twelve ...

Los Salones musicales madrileños: nuevos espacios sociales para el cultivo de la música de concierto en la segunda mitad del XIX
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Nineteenth-century Spanish musical life is clearly dominated by lyrical music. In this paper we will analyze the emergence of small musical centres in Madrid in the second half of the nineteenth century that introduced chamber and other instrumental music and ...

Gli scenari del recital: architetture per la musica nelle città dell'Europa centrale (1781-1884)
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This article explores the phenomenon of purpose-built recital venues in central Europe. It gives a representative overview of the socio-cultural, typological and aesthetic evolution of the phenomenon, from the Age of Enlightenment, with the first, rather modest civic music-rooms, up ...

The Recital in England: Sir William Sterndale Bennett's 'Classical Chamber Concerts', 1843-1856
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A central purpose of the series of Classical Chamber Concerts, organized by William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875) between 1842 and 1856, was to disseminate and in some cases re-introduce works by J. S. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, and also Jan ...

Charles Valentin Alkan e Johann Sebastian Bach: un capitolo dello storicismo in Francia
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In the Grande Sonate for solo piano Op. 33 (1847), "Les quatre âges de la vie," Alkan employs the subject of the Fugue in E major, BWV 878, from the second volume of "Das wohltemperirte Clavier" as a unifying theme ...

«Die Kunst der Symphonie»: Mozart's Nos. 39, 40 and 41
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This article is in two parts. The first proposes that Mozart's last three symphonies were conceived as a trilogy, discrete in that each in turn exploits the basic materials of music (melody in 39, harmony in 40 and rhythm and ...