9780190633585 Dana Gooley, Sounding Facet-ways: Improvisational Aesthetics in Nineteenth Century Music

Fantasies of Improvisation

Free Enjoying in Nineteenth-Century Music

Dana Gooley

Opinions and Awards

“That is a particularly attention-grabbing e-book on a subject that has not obtained as a lot consideration because it deserves … Extremely really helpful.” — W. E. Grim, CHOICE

“Classical improvisation is making a comeback, and in well timed trend we will now learn its exceptional historical past. Prof. Gooley has found full of life up to date accounts of pianists performing free fantasies on stage for the lots, in salons for elites, and in non-public for private inspiration. The massive names are all there–Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Mendelssohn–as are dozens of names much less well-known however hailed as nice improvisors in their very own day. By diaries, opinions, letters, and biographies we will gauge the ideas of either side of what had been by all accounts emotionally highly effective interactions between musicians and their audiences.” — Robert O. Gjerdingen, Northwestern College

“Gooley’s fascinating e-book sheds new gentle on the musical nineteenth century, illuminating unwritten histories of improvisation on the keyboard. By specializing in the contemporaneous renown of at the moment uncared for figures resembling Vogler, Hummel, Moscheles, and Loewe, Fantasies of Improvisation supplies a richly textured account of how extemporization flourished and withered. Past that, Gooley elucidates the advanced conversion of improvisation into discursive, rhetorical, pedagogical, and moral phrases. Consequently, the e-book not solely restores a component of the surprising to over-determined historic narratives, but additionally suggests how the scores of Schumann and Liszt is likely to be performed and heard afresh.” — Roger Moseley, writer of Keys to Play: Music as a Ludic Medium from Apollo to Nintendo

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