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BISMARCK'S FIRST WAR The Campaign of Schleswig and Jutland 1864

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THE BATTLE OF SPICHEREN AUGUST 6th 1870

MILITARY MUSIC IN THE CAMPAIGN OF 1866

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Helion & Company Ltd December 2006 Paperback 230 x 145 mm 64 pages many b&w ills.

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The Seven Weeks War of 1866 occurred during a golden age of military music in both Austria and Prussia. This study will examine the background to this music, the role of military bands in contemporary culture, their repertoire and their exploits on the battlefield.

PART ONE Prussia: the Wieprecht era. The development of military music; the three types of music (infantry, Jaeger and cavalry), and the composition of the respective bands; the Army March Collection; Berlin's golden era: concerts, parades and competitions.

PART TWO Austria: the Leonhardt era. Bandsmen as “musical missionaries”; reforms after 1848; types of music; drum majors and drum dogs; regimental marches; Prussia's unrequited love affair with Austrian music.

PART THREE Musicians at War, 1866. What came before: the campaign of 1864 in Denmark;Nachod and Skalitz; Koniggratz: the 57th are played into action; Koniggratz: Gottfried Piefke restores his King's morale; the Königgrätzer March: myth and reality; Piefke goes on parade.

PART FOUR The repertoire. A brief guide to identifying Prussian and Austrian marches known to have been played at the time, some familiar, some less so.

PART FIVE Biographical sketches Brief biographies of important personalities (Wilhelm Wieprecht, Andreas Leonhardt, Gottfried Piefke, Friedrich Wilhelm Voigt, Heinrich Saro, Georg Faust, Albert Lorenz, Johann Christian Meinberg, Johann Carl Neumann, Gustav Bock, etc).

Includes a list of recommended CDs and records.

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Author Mantle, Robert
Publisher Helion & Company Ltd
ISBN 1874622744
Date of Publication December 2006
Edition No
Binding Paperback
Book Size 230 x 145 mm
Number of pages 64
Images many b&w ills
Language English Text
SKU HEL0120

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