Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

April 2019
35 black and white, 45 line illustrations
288 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781783273904
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BISAC MUS020000, HIS037060

Musical Salon Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

Edited by Anja Bunzel, Natasha Loges

This book reconsiders the significance of the salon as a social and cultural phenomenon and as a source of artistic innovation and exchange in the long nineteenth century.
This collection explores the idea of music in the salon during the long nineteenth century, both as a socio-cultural phenomenon, and as a source of artistic innovation and exchange. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly approaches, this book uses the idea of the salon as a springboard to examine issues such as gender, religion, biography and performance; to explore the ways in which the salon was represented in different media; and to showcase the heterogeneity of the salon through a selection of case studies. It offers fresh considerations of familiar salons in large cultural centres, as well as insights into lesser-known salons in both Europe and the United States. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the collection underscores the enduring impact of the European musical salon.

ANJA BUNZEL holds a research position at the Czech Academy of Sciences. She gained her PhD in Musicology from Maynooth University and has published on Johanna Kinkel and nineteenth-century salon culture in both English and German.

NATASHA LOGES is Head of Postgraduate Programmes at the Royal College of Music, London. Her publications include Brahms in the Home and the Concert Hall (Cambridge, 2014) and Brahms and his Poets (Boydell Press, 2017). She is a pianist, broadcaster and critic.

Contributors: Maren Bagge, Péter Bozó, Anja Bunzel, Katie A. Callam, Beatrix Darmstädter, Mary Anne Garnett, Harald Krebs, Clemens Kreutzfeldt, Veronika Kusz, Natasha Loges, Jennifer Ronyak, Kirsten Santos Rutschman, R. Larry Todd, Katharina Uhde, Michael Uhde, Harry White, Petra Wilhelmy-Dollinger, Susan Youens

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Keywords: Modern HistoryMusic

Table of Contents

Introduction - Anja Bunzel and Natasha Loges
Johanna Kinkel's Social Life in Berlin (1836-39): Reflections on Historiographical Sources - Anja Bunzel
Accidental Aesthetics in the Salon: Amateurism and the Romantic Fragment in the Lied Sketches of Bettina von Arnim - Jennifer Ronyak
Salon Culture in the Circle of Joseph Joachim, or, Composing Inwardness: C. J. Arnold's Quartettabend bei Bettina von Arnim Reconsidered - Katharina Uhde and R. Larry Todd
Reading, Singing, Becoming: The Mädchenlieder of Paul Heyse and Johannes Brahms - Natasha Loges
Fridays with Malla: Musical Repertoire in the Swedish Salon of Malla Silfverstolpe - Kirsten Santos Rutschman
Observing Musical Salon Culture in England c. 1800 through the Lens of the Caricature - Maren Bagge and Clemens Kreutzfeldt
The Salon Singer as Subject of Satire during the July Monarchy - Mary Anne Garnett
The Instruments of the Vienna Biedermeier Salon: Diversity in Design, Sound, and Technology - Beatrix Darmstädter
Offenbach and the Representation of the Salon - Péter Bozó
Affordances of the Piano: A Cinematic Representation of the Victorian Salon - Harry White
'Der Mensch ist zur Geselligkeit geboren': Salon Culture, Night Thoughts, and a Schubert Song - Susan Youens
Traditions, Preferences and Musical Taste in the Staegemann-Olfers Salon in Nineteenth-Century Berlin - Petra Wilhelmy-Dollinger
Josephine Lang and the Salon in Southern Germany - Harald Krebs
Jessie Hillebrand and Musical Life in 1870s Florence - Michael Uhde
An Invitation to 309 Beacon Street: Clara Kathleen Rogers and her Boston Salon - Katie A. Callam
'Too Much Playing Four Hands!': Ernst von Dohnányi's European Salon in the United States of the 1950s - Veronika Kusz
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