19th-Century Music

Vernacular Song and the Folkloric Imagination at the Fin de Siècle
19th-Century Music (2018) Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 73-95

This article foregrounds discrepancies between vernacular singing in England and the work of London’s Folk-Song Society during the 1890s. Figures such as Lucy Broadwood, Kate Lee, and Hubert Parry acted as gatekeepers through whom folk culture had to pass in ...

Dancing to the Devil's Tune: Liszt's Mephisto Waltz and the Encounter with Virtuosity
19th-Century Music (2015) Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 193-218

Despite its popularity with pianists, Liszt's first Mephisto Waltz (pub. 1862) has been largely glossed over in musicological studies. In this article, I reconsider the relationship between the piano piece and the excerpt from Lenau's Faust (pub. 1836) that inspired ...

Britten the Anthologist
19th-Century Music (2014) Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 79-112


Adorno, Schubert, and Mimesis
19th-Century Music (2014) Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 53-78

In Aesthetic Theory Adorno refers to Schubert as “the mimic par excellence.” The connection between Adorno's conception of mimesis and his notion of Schubert has remained unexplored. In his essays “Schubert” and “Franz Schubert: Grand Rondo in A Major for ...


19th-Century Music covers all aspects of Western art music between the mid-eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. We welcome—in no particular order—considerations of composers and compositions, styles, performance, historical watersheds, cultural formations, critical methods, musical institutions, ideas, and topics not named on this list. Our aim is to publish contributions to ongoing conversations at the leading edge of musical and multidisciplinary scholarship.

Publisher University of California Press
Country United States of America
ISSN (Print) 0148-2076
Year started 1977
Indexed 259 articles
Licence Paid Access

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