Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Author: Susan Wollenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351571203

Category: Music

Page: 336

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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.
Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Susan Wollenberg
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Susan Wollenberg
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Music in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: DavidWyn Jones
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

This collection of essays by some of the leading scholars in the field looks at various aspects of musical life in eighteenth-century Britain. The significant roles played by institutions such as the Freemasons and foreign embassy chapels in promoting music making and introducing foreign styles to English music are examined,
Music and the Benefit Performance in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Matthew Gardner, Alison DeSimone
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-31 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reveals how the musical benefit allowed musicians, composers, and audiences to engage in new professional, financial, and artistic contexts.
Concert Life in London from Mozart to Haydn
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Simon McVeigh
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

During the second half of the eighteenth century, the pace of London's concert life quickened dramatically, reflecting both the prosperity and the commercial vitality of the capital. The most significant development was the establishment of the public concert within the social and cultural life of fashionable society. The subscription concerts