The Royal Military Calendar

Containing the Services of Every General Officer in the British Army, from the Date of Their Commission, with an Appendix, Containing an Account of the Operations of the Army on the Eastern Coast of Spain in 1812-13 ...

Author: John Phillippart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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German Settings of Ossianic Texts, 1770–1815

Author: Sarah Clemmens Waltz

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0895798301

Category: Songs with instrumental ensemble

Page: 216

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This edition contains vocal works with keyboard accompaniment setting Ossianic texts by German composers. James Macpherson’s Works of Ossian, purported to be prose translations of Gaelic poetry handed down in oral tradition from the third-century bard Ossian, was viewed as comparable with Homer and Shakespeare. Hardly a poet or composer of the period is free of Ossianic influence, though very few of the numerous settings of these texts (besides Schubert’s and Brahms’s) are known today. Among others, this volume contains Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s lengthy Colma, known for having influenced Schubert’s through-composed style, and Carl Friedrich Zelter’s surprisingly dramatic setting of the same text. Other settings are by Neefe, Seckendorff, Reichardt, Kunzen, Götzloff, and Himmel, and many were distinctly praised by contemporary critics. These frequently melodramatic and unusual settings link the Sturm und Drang of the 1770s to nineteenth-century musical Romanticism.

Ireland and Irish Emigration to the New World from 1815 to the Famine

Author: William Forbes Adams

Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com

ISBN: 9780806308685

Category: Reference

Page: 444

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Mass immigration to the United States was nowhere more apparent than in the immigration of the Irish between 1815 and the failure of the potato crop in 1845/1846, during which time a million Irish men and women emigrated here. This book provides a detailed account of the economic, social, and political factors underlying the early migrations; an examination of the emigrant trade and its links with American shipping interests; and a history of government policy regarding assisted and unassisted emigration.

France, 1815-1914

The Bourgeois Century

Author: Roger Magraw

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195205030

Category: History

Page: 412

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In this lively and stimulating study, Roger Magraw examines how the 19th-century French bourgeoisie struggled and eventually succeeded in consolidating the gains it made in 1789. The book describes the attempts of the bourgeoisie to remold France in its own image and its strategy for overcoming the resistance from the old aristocratic and clerical elites and the popular classes. Incorporating the most recent research on religion and anticlericalism, the development of the economy, the role of women in society, and the educational system, this work is the first to draw extensively on the new social history in its interpretation of events in 19th-century France.