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A Change of Course »

Chapter: Social Validation

Source: Music in the Early Twentieth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

A Change of Course We do not need to adjudicate this old controversy about the origins of the magyar nóta. What is significant to us is the tension its...

The Chant Comes North »

Chapter: The Curtain Goes Up

Source: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

The Chant Comes North The importing of the Roman chant to the Frankish lands was one of the many facets of that Renaissance, during which all kinds of ...

The Chopinesque Miniature »

Chapter: Self and Other

Source: Music in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

The Chopinesque Miniature On the miniature extreme, no composer ever exceeded Chopin's mastery of the romantic fragment, the most suggestively romantic...

The Chopinesque Sublime »

Chapter: Self and Other

Source: Music in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

The Chopinesque Sublime Strangely enough, the pieces in which Chopin strayed furthest beyond the boundaries of what his contemporaries thought normal a...

A Choral (and a Nationalistic) Interlude »

Chapter: The Return of the Symphony

Source: Music in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

A Choral (and a Nationalistic) Interlude It is one of the many ironies surrounding his career that Brahms, famous in history for shunning opera, for hi...

The Chorale Concerto »

Chapter: Fat Times and Lean

Source: Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Richard Taruskin

The Chorale Concerto The Lutheran chorale partita had its vocal counterpart as well, in which sacred genres that had developed elsewhere were adapted t...

Church and State »

Chapter: The End of Perfection

Source: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Church and State The English reformation was totally unlike the German and Swiss ones whose musical effects we have yet to consider. It was led from ab...

Ci Commence la Messe de Nostre Dame »

Chapter: Machaut and His Progeny

Source: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Ci Commence la Messe de Nostre Dame “Here beginneth the Mass of Our Lady,” reads the heading following the motet section in one of Machaut’s most sumpt...

Ciconia: The Motet as Political Show »

Chapter: Business Math, Politics, and Paradise: The Ars Nova

Source: Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Ciconia: The Motet as Political Show As seems altogether fitting, and in retrospect inevitable, by the late fourteenth century the motet had become pre...

Clarification »

Chapter: In Search of Utopia

Source: Music in the Early Twentieth Century

Author: Richard Taruskin

Clarification With Webern the situation has been somewhat different. Drawn even more strongly than Schoenberg or Berg to symmetrically constructed rows...

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