The Late Romantic Era

From the mid-19th century to World War I

  • Editors
  • Jim Samson

Part of the Man & Music book series (MAMU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jim Samson
    Pages 1-49
  3. John Deathridge
    Pages 50-73
  4. Paul Banks
    Pages 74-98
  5. James Harding
    Pages 99-125
  6. John Rosselli
    Pages 126-150
  7. Lionel Salter
    Pages 151-166
  8. David Fanning
    Pages 167-204
  9. John Bergsagel
    Pages 240-265
  10. Donald Burrows
    Pages 266-294
  11. Gerard Béhague
    Pages 327-339
  12. Arnold Whittall
    Pages 340-361
  13. Jann Pasler
    Pages 389-416
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 417-463

About this book


The Late Romantic Era treats the period bounded by the 1848 revolutions and the outbreak of World War I. It examines several musical dimensions of the bourgeois cultural ascendancy of the second half of the 19th century - the growth of independent institutions of music-making, the consolidation of a standard classical repertory and the emergence of increasingly specific repertories of popular music, professional and amateur. Single chapters on particular countries or regions are framed by pairs of chapters on Vienna, Paris and the German cities. In an opening chapter Dr Samson places the later geographical surveys within a thematic context which embraces social and economic change, political ideology and the climate of ideas.


absolutism America chronology climate German ideology Italy modernism music nation opera politics Romanticism Spain tradition

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