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Music and Sentimentalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Music and Sentimentalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

  • Author: Downes, Stephen



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  • 1.Introduction: Getting Sentimental
  • Part 1: Spaces
  • 2. Sentimental virtues in the Victorian Salon: Joseph Joachim on the lawn and in the lounge.
  • 3. Feeling and Design Magnified: the place and status of sentimental music in the nineteenth-century concert hall.
  • Part 2: Genres
  • 4. Sentimental Waltzes: tender steps from Goethe to Ravel.
  • 5. Longing to Belong: Nationalism, sentimentalism, and the Second Violin
  • Concertos of Bartok and Szymanowski.
  • Part 3: Psychologies
  • 6. Sentimentalism and Masochism: Barthes's Schumann and Schumann's 'Chopin'.
  • 7. Two Sentimental English Gentlemen: 'screen memories', a Schubert lied and the
  • voice of Gracie Fields in Merchant-Ivory's The Remains of the Day.
  • Part 4: Appropriations
  • 8. Ellington, Liszt , and Chopin's Death Bed .
  • 9. Chopin on the Beach: Bossa nova, Tom Jobim's 'Insensatez', and sentimental
  • ecology.
  • 10. Chopin and the Power Ballad: Barry Manilow's 'Could it be Magic?'
  • Part 5: Sympathies
  • 11. Make it 'Easy'? Sentimental subject positions in songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal
  • David.
  • 12. Homes and Roads: the song writing of Carole King and Jimmy Webb.
  • Coda: Compassion, Mediation and the Consumer
  • 13. Gorecki's Tears/ Our Tears.