The Imaginary Life of Nineteenth-Century Virtuosity


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Ruprecht, Lucia 
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Nineteenth-century virtuosity can be understood as a form of subjection under a musical law whose power could only be broken by hyperbolic responses of self-annihilating over-fulfilment of this law's relentless demands. Such excesses of the Romantic imagination (Hoffmann, Heine, Lyser, Andersen) had to be domesticated in Realism's responses to virtuosity (Stifter, Grillparzer).

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virtuosity, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Heinrich Heine, Johann Peter Lyser, Hans Christian Andersen, Adalbert Stifter, Franz Grillparzer
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DEUTSCHE VIERTELJAHRSSCHRIFT FUR LITERATURWISSENSCHAFT UND GEISTESGESCHICHTE
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0012-0936
2365-9521
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87
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J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag
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