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On Music, Money and Markets, Comparing the Finances of Great Composers

Table Of Contents
Intro -- Foreword by Deirdre Nansen McCloskey -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Introduction: On the Economics of Music and the Finances of Great Composers -- A Note on the Value of Currencies and Incomes in the Nineteenth Century -- References -- 2 Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Friedrich Händel: The Economics of Late Baroque Market for Music -- Introduction -- Works and Days -- The Composers' Professional Careers and Their Reflection in Financial and Musical Terms -- Public Recognition -- Conclusion -- References -- 3 Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Collusive Friendship -- Introduction -- Haydn Before Mozart -- Mozart's Early Years -- Mozart: From Salzburg to Vienna -- Haydn's and Mozart's Friendship -- Haydn After Mozart -- Concluding Remarks -- References -- 4 Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert: The Economic (Un)consciousness of the Artist -- Introduction -- Young Beethoven -- Beethoven's "Heroic" Period -- Young Schubert -- The Late Beethoven -- The Late Schubert -- Conclusions -- References -- 5 Gioachino Rossini and Gaetano Donizetti: The Economics of Belcanto -- Introduction -- In Search of Earnings -- Contracts -- The Contracts in Italy -- The Parisian Contracts -- Barbaja Contracts -- Other Sources of Income -- How to Make an Opera Fail -- The Results Achieved -- References -- 6 Vincenzo Bellini and Giacomo Meyerbeer: Shifting Markets (From Belcanto to the Grand Opera) -- Introduction -- Biographical Aspects -- Economic Resources: Income from Operas and Investments -- Italy -- Paris -- Librettists -- Other Resources -- Press and Claqueurs -- The Press -- Claqueurs -- Meyerbeer and Economics -- Conclusions -- References -- 7 Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann: Parallel Lives, Liberal Delusions -- Introduction: Two Men and One Destiny -- Child Prodigies -- The First Public Steps of the Two Composers
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non fiction
1st ed.
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1 online resource (258 pages)
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