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Le “grand dix-neuvième siècle” dans la Revue de musicologie (1917-2016) : thématiques et typologie des articles

Abstract : From 1917 till 2016, nineteenth-century studies in the Revue de musicologie were devoted above all to French composers or composers with ties to France, with the exception of Beethoven and Russian composers, whose presence was due above all to the role of V. Fedorov. They can be divided into two groups, of which the second (1870 -1914), is smaller in quantity, owing to a deliberate policy on the part of the Society's founders not to study composers still active, especially since some of them were among its members (Saint-Saëns, d’Indy). However, the Romantic period, compared to the latter one, has continued to predominate, owing to a persistent lack of interest in French composers, while Italians and Germans were brushed aside for both aesthetic and political reasons. Taken as a whole, those contributions offered a striking reflection of the aesthetic and scholarly creed of the Société's founders: much space was given to historical, archive-based, and philological studies, while pure music, mostly of the instrumental kind, was favored, probably because of the aesthetic leanings of the Society's earliest leaders, formed principally in the Schola cantorum tradition. The Revue eventually became receptive to other genres (opera) and less unexceptionable figures (Meyerbeer, Hahn), only in the early 1990s, just at the same time as it became open to new scholarly approaches (semiotics, sociology, analysis, reception, and gender studies) and was hospitable to foreign scholars and published their work in English.
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Jean-Christophe Branger. Le “grand dix-neuvième siècle” dans la Revue de musicologie (1917-2016) : thématiques et typologie des articles. Revue de musicologie, 2018, Un siècle de musicologie en France : histoire intellectuelle de la Revue de musicologie, Yves Balmer et Hervé Lacombe (dir.), 104 (1-2), pp.427-466. ⟨hal-01943619⟩



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