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Concert life in eighteenth-century Britain

£70.00

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Ashgate 2004. Hardback with unclipped dust jacket in excellent used condition - some very light marking to back of jacket and very light wear to bottom front edge of jacket (see photo) otherwise book condition is as new.
In recent years there has been a considerable revival of interest in music in eighteenth-century Britain. This interest has now expanded beyond the consideration of composers and their music to include the performing institutions of the period and their relationship to the wider social scene. The collection of essays presented here offers a portrayal of concert life in Britain that contributes greatly to the wider understanding of social and cultural life in the eighteenth century. Music was not merely a pastime but was irrevocably linked with its social, political and literary contexts. The perspectives of performers, organisers, patrons, audiences, publishers, copyists and consumers are considered here in relation to the concert experience. All of the essays taken together construct an understanding of musical communities and the origins of the modern concert system. This is achieved by focusing on the development of music societies; the promotion of musical events; the mobility and advancement of musicians; systems of patronage; the social status of musicians; the repertoire performed and published; the role of women pianists and the 'topography' of concerts. In this way, the book will not only appeal to music specialists, but also to social and cultural historians.

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Author(s):
Edited by Susan Wollenberg and Simon McVeigh
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16cm by 24cm by 2cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754638685
ISBN-13:
9780754638681
Number of pages:
299
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
Concert life in eighteenth-century Britain

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Ashgate 2004. Hardback with unclipped dust jacket in excellent used condition - some very light marking to back of jacket and very light wear to bottom front edge of jacket (see photo) otherwise book condition is as new.
In recent years there has been a considerable revival of interest in music in eighteenth-century Britain. This interest has now expanded beyond the consideration of composers and their music to include the performing institutions of the period and their relationship to the wider social scene. The collection of essays presented here offers a portrayal of concert life in Britain that contributes greatly to the wider understanding of social and cultural life in the eighteenth century. Music was not merely a pastime but was irrevocably linked with its social, political and literary contexts. The perspectives of performers, organisers, patrons, audiences, publishers, copyists and consumers are considered here in relation to the concert experience. All of the essays taken together construct an understanding of musical communities and the origins of the modern concert system. This is achieved by focusing on the development of music societies; the promotion of musical events; the mobility and advancement of musicians; systems of patronage; the social status of musicians; the repertoire performed and published; the role of women pianists and the 'topography' of concerts. In this way, the book will not only appeal to music specialists, but also to social and cultural historians.

Author(s):
Edited by Susan Wollenberg and Simon McVeigh
Condition:
Fine
Dimensions:
16cm by 24cm by 2cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0754638685
ISBN-13:
9780754638681
Number of pages:
299
Publisher:
Ashgate
Title:
Concert life in eighteenth-century Britain

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