Home music, or, if you like, salon music
, is nothing new in the history of performance.
In 1978, they had formed the Palm Court Theatre Orchestra and its members, some of them professional, were soon attracting acclaim with their performances of nostalgic Edwardian salon music
. They once played for the Queen.
While the authors primarily extol the usefulness and attractiveness of teaching and recital pieces, they are unabashedly judgmental in discussing salon music
and their decision to exclude it, describing this genre as "a familiar type of second-rate music" (p.
The opening movement has many dramatic gestures but the musical argument is slight; the slow movement is gently melancholic and there's a salon music
Jacob Singer of Convozine called it "salon music
for the soul."
Described as "salon music
" in the Kjos edition and appropriate for early-to late-intermediate students, the pieces vary in difficulty from the relatively easy No.
Planel's Legende, written in 1969, is a type of French showpiece that incorporates elements of salon music
Secondly, we have salon music
(musica de salon) and opera repertoire related to Amalia Tagle and her family.
Kaleidoscope Night is a unique salon music
experience that happens on the first Wednesday of every month at the Odessa Club, Dublin.
The music spans three centuries, from the Baroque of Rameau to the Haydn work - "La Reine" referred to Marie Antoinette, the queen of Louis XIV; the royal couple died nine months apart in 1793, executed by guillotine during the French Revolution - and on to the 19th century French salon music
from such composers as Chopin, Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann.
Number eight in the "Aesthetics in Music" series, A Different Story: Aesthetics and the History of Western Music is a philosophical examination of aesthetics and criticism of music throughout history--from ancient Greece to the Age of Enlightenment, to 1800's salon music
and the twentieth century, including the "aesthetics of rock".
It is clearly more demanding than light or salon music
, but it is easy to see how musical development left it behind.