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Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Photo of Rufus Hallmark, general editor Rufus Hallmark, general editor

During the period covered by Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, music publication became much more widespread, piano manufacture increased, and there was much music-making in private middle class homes and public concert halls. The music in this series reflects this situation with works in many genres and styles and by composers of many nationalities, both famous ones and lesser lights.

For the home or salon, there are

Public performances in concert halls and opera theaters of course also proliferated with the burgeoning growth of middle class audiences, and this series offers gems from these repertories. For the theater,

  • Henry Rowley Bishop’s free adaptation and translation of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for Covent Garden
  • Gustav Mahler’s completion of Weber’s unfinished opera Die Drei Pintos
  • the opera Vina by Czech composer Otakar Zich
  • an anthology of opera arias by Mozart, Bellini, Meyerbeer, Rossini, and others as embellished by 19th-century singers

For the concert hall,

Sacred music is also represented in the series:

Each volume in the series provides a historical introduction, advice about historical performance practices relevant to the works in question, a critical report, and English translations of foreign texts. Performance parts are also available.


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