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Samson, Jim

Works: 90 works in 441 publications in 3 languages and 13,533 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts  Piano music  Ballades (Instrumental music)  Art music  Scores  Mazurkas (Music)  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML410.C54, 786.2092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jim Samson
Chopin : the four ballades by Jim Samson( Book )

41 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Frederic Chopin's birth in Poland and eventful flight in the wake of the Polish rebellion against the Russians, through his life in Paris and his ill-fated love affair with George Sand, until his eventual death of tuberculosis, this latest entry in the popular Master Musician Series examines the life and work of the great pianist and composer
The music of Chopin by Jim Samson( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse van de stijl en de structuur van de muziek van de Poolse componist
The Cambridge companion to Chopin by Jim Samson( Book )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a century and a half Chopin's music has been played incessantly, yet the spell remains, and the 'Chopin recital', whoever the pianist, still fills the concert halls. This Companion is designed to provide the enquiring music-lover with helpful insights into a musical style that recognises no contradiction between the accessible and the sophisticated, between the popular and the significant. On the uniqueness of that style there has long been agreement. One of the aims of this Companion is to identify some of its sources, referring both to the social history of early nineteenth-century piano music (chapter 1) and to the music of Chopin's predecessors (chapters 2 and 3). The early music and the growth to stylistic maturity are examined in chapter 4. Part 2 of the Companion profiles some of the mature music in a language designed to be intelligible to the interested layman as well as to the musician. There are re-evaluations of Chopin's most 'epic' statements (chapter 5) as well as his most 'epigrammatic' (chapter 6). There is an account of his relation to Polish folk music in the dance pieces (chapter 7) and there is a fresh look at one of the more controversial aspects of his art, his handling of the sonata (chapter 8). Several facets of the afterlife of Chopin's music are examined in part 3. There is reception through performance (chapter 9), reception through criticism (chapters 10 and 11) and reception through compositional influence (chapters 11 and 12). As these later chapters indicate, Chopin's art left its mark both on the Trivialmusik of the later nineteenth century and on the emerging Modernism of the new century
Music in transition : a study of tonal expansion and atonality, 1900-1920 by Jim Samson( Book )

31 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and German and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of nineteenth-century music by Jim Samson( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive overview of 19th-century music is divided into two parts (1800-1850 and 1850-1900), each of which investigates the intellectual and socio-political history of the time
Chopin studies( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de Poolse componist (1810-1849)
The music of Szymanowski by Jim Samson( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over het werk van de Poolse componist (1882-1937)
The Late romantic era : from the mid-19th century to World War I by Jim Samson( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Late Romantic Era treats the period bounded by the 1848 revolutions and the outbreak of World War I. It examines several musical dimensions of the bourgeois cultural ascendancy of the second half of the 19th century - the growth of independent institutions of music-making, the consolidation of a standard classical repertory and the emergence of increasingly specific repertories of popular music, professional and amateur. Single chapters on particular countries or regions are framed by pairs of chapters on Vienna, Paris and the German cities. In an opening chapter Dr Samson places the later geographical surveys within a thematic context which embraces social and economic change, political ideology and the climate of ideas
Virtuosity and the musical work : the Transcendental studies of Liszt by Jim Samson( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is about three sets of etudes by Liszt: the Etude en douze exercises (1826), its reworking as Douzes Grandes Etudes (1837), and their reworking as Douzes etudes d'execution transcendante (1851). At the same time it is a book about nineteenth-century instrumental music in general, in that the three works invite the exploration of features characteristic of the early Romantic era in music. These include: a composer-performer culture, the concept of virtuosity, the significance of recomposition, music and the poetic, and the consolidation of a musical work-concept. A central concern is to illuminate the relationship between the work-concept and a performance- and genre-orientated musical culture. At the same time the book reflects on how we might make judgements of the 'Transcendentals, ' of the Symphonic Poem Mazeppa (based on the fourth etude), and of Liszt's music in general."--Jacket
An introduction to music studies by J. P. E Harper-Scott( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why study music? How much practical use is it in the modern world? This introduction proves how studying music is of great value both in its own terms and also in the post-university careers marketplace
Chopin studies 2( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This second volume of essays in Chopin Studies contains Chopin research by twelve leading scholars. Three main topics are addressed: reception history, aesthetics and criticism, and performance studies. The first four chapters investigate certain images associated with Chopin during his lifetime and after his death: Chopin as classical composer, as salon composer, as modernist, as 'otherwordly', as androgyne. The next four essays contextualize and define aspects of his musical language, including narrative stuctures, baroque affinities, progressive tendencies and functional ambiguity. The last four deal with analysis and source study as related to performance, structure and expression, tempo rubato and 'authentic' interpretation. The book ends with a thumbnail sketch of Chopin as revealed in a recently discovered diary for 1847-8"--Page 4 cover
Nineteenth-century music : selected proceedings of the tenth International Conference by Jim Samson( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This selection of essays represents a wide cross-section of the papers given at the Tenth International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music held at the University of Bristol in 1998. Sections include thematic groupings of work on musical meaning, Wagner, Liszt, musical culture in France, music and nation, and women and music."--Provided by publisher
Music in the Balkans by Jim Samson( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book asks how a study of many different musics in South East Europe can help us understand the construction of cultural traditions, East and West. It crosses boundaries of many kinds, political, cultural, repertorial and disciplinary. Above all, it seeks to elucidate the relationship between politics and musical practice in a region whose art music has been all but written out of the European story and whose traditional music has been subject to appropriation by one ideology after another. South East Europe, with its mix of ethnicities and religions, presents an exceptionally rich field of study in this respect. The book will be of value to anyone interested in intersections between pre-modern and modern cultures, between empires and nations and between culture and politics
Ballades op. 23, op. 38, op. 47, op. 52 piano by Frédéric Chopin( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in Cyprus by Jim Samson( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in Cyprus draws its authors from both sides of the divided island to give a rounded picture of musical culture from the beginning of the British colonial period (1878-1960) until today. The book crosses conventional scholarly divides between musicology and ethnomusicology in order to achieve a panorama of music, culture and politics. Shared practices of traditional music and dance are outlined, and the appropriation of those practices by both communities in the aftermath of the de facto division of the island is examined. Art music (European and Ottoman) is also discussed, both in terms of the structures of musical life and the creative praxes of composers, and there is an account of the early stages of a popular music industry. The authors consider such questions as: What is the role of different musics in defining national, regional, social and cultural identities in Cyprus? How do Cypriot alterities illuminate European projects of modernity? And what has been the impact of westernization and modernization (and, conversely, of orientalization) on music in Cyprus? The book will be of interest to students and academics working not only in both historical musicology and ethnomusicology, but also in the history and anthropology of Cyprus and of the entire Greek-Anatolian region [Publisher description]
Reclams Musikführer Frédéric Chopin by Jim Samson( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in German and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polonez-fantazja op. 61 = Polonaise-fantasy, op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin( )

6 editions published in 2007 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chopin studies by John Rink( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Jim Samson British musician and musicologist

Jim Samson britisk musikar

Jim Samson britisk musiker

Jim Samson Brits muzikant

Jim Samson brittisk musiker

Jim Samson musicista, critico musicale e musicologo britannico


Samson, Jim 1946-

Samson, Thomas James.

Samson, Thomas James 1946-

샘슨, 짐 1946-

サムソン, ジム

サムソン, ジム 1946-

English (309)

German (6)

Polish (1)

The music of ChopinThe Cambridge companion to ChopinMusic in transition : a study of tonal expansion and atonality, 1900-1920The Cambridge history of nineteenth-century musicChopin studiesThe music of SzymanowskiThe Late romantic era : from the mid-19th century to World War IVirtuosity and the musical work : the Transcendental studies of Liszt