Ad Parnassum

A Journal of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music

El manuscrito Ayerbe: una fuente española de las sonatas de Domenico Scarlatti de mediados del siglo XVIII
Ad Parnassum (2015) Vol. 13, pp. np

The "Libro di Sonate del signor Domenico Scarlatti" is preserved in the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid under the sig. Ms 3/1408. It is important in being a non-autographed copy from the XVIII century, written in Spain, most likely ...

Toward Mapping Recitals in fin-de-siècle Brussels
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

In the last years of the nineteenth century, musicians in Brussels repeatedly commented on the lack of designated concert spaces for chamber music in the city. Despite these complaints, recitals were a key part of the profile of local musical ...

Musical Life in a University City: The Development of Concert Culture in Nineteenth-Century Oxford
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

As a University city, Oxford with its wealth of spaces and occasions for music presents a unique model in the history of concert life in Britain. While Cambridge had comparable opportunities for music making in a university setting, Oxford's proximity ...

Organ Recitals, Education, Repertoire, and a New Musical Public in Nineteenth-Century Edinburgh
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

The duties of the Reid Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh included public musical performances in the form of annual 'Reid festival' concerts. The concerts sat uneasily between entertainment and education, and were a source of tension and ...

An Unpublished Letter by Mieczyslaw Karlowicz and Others Previously Unknown Documents. The «Souvenirs inédits de Frédéric Chopin»: New Evidence
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

The monographs, essays, collections of letters, iconographic material and other sources of information on the life and works of Fryderyk Chopin were, by the turn of the twentieth century, numerous and varied. Karlowicz's "Niewydane dotychczas pamiatki po Chopinie (Unpublished Souvenirs ...

Editing Beethoven's Middle-Period Quartets: Performers, Scholars and Sources in Dialogue
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

Beethoven specified articulation, phrasing, dynamics, even metronome markings and fingerings in his autograph manuscripts much more closely than many of his contemporaries. Yet although his notation can be considered careful and accurate with regard to a nineteenth-century readership, it is ...

Eight 'Double-Stopped' Fugues in A Major: Essays in the Union of Counterpoint and Violinistic Virtuosity by Corelli, Bitti, Albinoni, Carbonelli and Zuccari
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

During a period running approximately from 1700 to 1750, what English writers called the 'double-stopped' fugue was widely cultivated in Italy. Its first prominent examples occur in the group of six 'church' sonatas standing at the head of Arcangelo Corelli's ...

maginary Poland. The Musical Depiction of a Non-Existent Country in Instrumental Music by Nineteenth-Century Foreign Composers
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

One of the most characteristic manifestations of nineteenth-century interest in the non-existent Polish state was musical output by foreign composers, devoted to Poland and referring to Polish history and culture. Besides a number of works, particularly operas, set in Poland ...

Moment and Allegory: Hearing Richard Strauss's "Tod und Verklärung," Op. 24
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

The Ideal theme in Richard Strauss's "Tod und Verklärung," Op. 24--which represents the transfiguration of the protagonist's artistic Ideal--is perhaps the most sublime moment in the tone poem. Inspired by Adorno's notion of the "moment," this essay discusses how the ...

The Aura of Stradivari's Violins
Ad Parnassum (2014) Vol. 12, pp. np

This article aims to shed light on the aura of Stradivari's violins from the standpoint of the history of performance. Why and how have they been valorized for so long and by so many players and collectors? What makes them ...