Romantic Anatomies of Performance is concerned with the
very matter of musical expression: the hands and voices of
virtuosic musicians. Rubini, Chopin, Nourrit, Liszt, Donzelli,
Thalberg, Velluti, Sontag, and Malibran were prominent celebrity
pianists and singers who plied their trade between London and
Paris, the most dynamic musical centers of nineteenth-century
Europe. In their day, performers such as these provoked an
avalanche of... more...