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Becoming Clara Schumann: Performance Strategies and Aesthetics in the Culture of the Musical Canon

Becoming Clara Schumann: Performance Strategies and Aesthetics in the Culture of the Musical Canon

  • Author: Stefaniak, Alexander
The book succeeds . . . by discussing the material world and practices of classical music. In setting forth concrete details and eschewing the hyperbolic and metaphoric, Stefaniak brings classical... More…

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Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chronology
  • Introduction
  • 1. Schumann's Early-Career Concert Vehicles: Transcendent Interiority and the Cutting Edge of Popular Pianism
  • 2. The Imagined Revelation of Musical Works
  • 3. The Compositional Agency of the Revelatory Interpreter
  • 4. Clara Schumann's 1840s Compositions and her Midcentury Persona
  • 5. Navigating and Shaping Local Concert Scenes and Canons: Clara Schumann's 1854-56 Tours
  • 6. Revelatory Interpretation and the Performance of Memory
  • Epilogue
  • Bibliography
  • Index