Instrumental music in late eighteenth-century SpainReichenberger Fecha de publicación: 27/09/2014 Páginas: 472
Formato: Tapa dura, 16,5 x 24 cm.
In the context of music history, instrumental Classicism has generally been considered a Central-European phenomenon in which Spain’s position was, at best, isolated and marginal. However, the recent research compiled in this volume provides a very different view. The final decades of the eighteenth century were, in fact, a period of modernisation of Spanish musical culture due to the intensive dissemination and copying of music. The expansion of the music market strengthened Madrid’s commercial networks with many cities including Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, Vienna and Venice. This facilitated the arrival of a wide repertory, which subsequently circulated all over the country and had an impact on local composers.
At the same time, the book provides an overview of the evolution of the most important instrumental genres in Spain, which have been largely unexplored until now, with various chapters dedicated to the sonata, duet, trio and piano quintet. Luigi Boccherini’s and Gaetano Brunetti’s contributions were a vital part of this process, together with the works of Joseph Haydn, which were well known in Spain very early on, as well as those of many other composers, both from Spain and abroad who still remain largely unknown. The study of the reception processes of these composers linked to the most important centres of the time opens up new perspectives for analysis and enables a history of Spanish music to be presented from a European standpoint.
Introduction by Miguel Ángel Marín and Màrius Bernadó: Instrumental music in late eighteenth-century Spain: issues and challenges
I. Shaping instrumental genres
1. Joseba Berrocal: Las sonatas para violín y bajo de Gaetano Brunetti: reconsideración de un género — 2. Xosé Crisanto Gándara: Sonatas italianas en archivos ibéricos: el caso del manuscrito MM 63 de Coimbra — 3. Ana Lombardía: Violin duets in Madrid: divertimento all’europea — 4. Christian Speck: As simple as possible: Boccherini’s piano quintets and their public
II. Copying music
5. Judith Ortega: Los copistas del rey: la transmisión de la música en la corte española en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII — 6. Loukia Drosopoulou: Luigi Boccherini’s copyists active at the Spanish royal court — 7. Stephen C. Fisher: Manuscript dissemination of Haydn’s symphonies in Spain
III. The musical market
8. José Carlos Gosálvez: Aproximación al estudio de la edición musical manuscrita en Madrid — 9. Rudolf Rasch: Four Madrilenian first editions of works by Luigi Boccherini?
IV. Issues of style
10. W. Dean Sutcliffe: Poet of the galant: the keyboard works of Manuel Blasco de Nebra — 11. Thomas Schmitt: Componer con elegancia en el estilo sencillo: la teoría de la composición en la música instrumental española del siglo XVIII — 12. Lluís Bertran: Eligiendo las piezas: los tríos de Gaetano Brunetti y la recepción de la música instrumental europea