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By Charles Rosen

What Charles Rosen's celebrated e-book The Classical Style did for track of the Classical interval, this new, much-awaited quantity brilliantly does for the Romantic period. an exciting exploration of the musical language, kinds, and varieties of the Romantic interval, it captures the spirit that enlivened a iteration of composers and musicians, and in doing so it conveys the very feel of Romantic tune. In readings uniquely proficient by means of his appearing event, Rosen deals continually acute and carefully enticing analyses of works by means of Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Bellini, Liszt, and Berlioz, and he offers a brand new view of Chopin as a grasp of polyphony and large-scale shape. He adeptly integrates his observations at the tune with reflections at the artwork, literature, drama, and philosophy of the time, and hence indicates us the key figures of Romantic track inside of their highbrow and cultural context.

Rosen covers a remarkably vast diversity of tune heritage and considers the significance to nineteenth-century song of alternative cultural advancements: the artwork of panorama, a replaced method of the sacred, the literary fragment as a Romantic artwork shape. He sheds new gentle at the musical sensibilities of every composer, experiences the $64000 genres from nocturnes and songs to symphonies and operas, explains musical rules reminiscent of the relation among a musical notion and its cognizance in sound and the interaction among tune and textual content, and lines the origins of musical rules known within the Romantic interval. wealthy with notable descriptions and telling analogies, Rosen's evaluate of Romantic track is an accomplishment with out parallel within the literature, a consummate functionality by way of a grasp pianist and song historian.

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