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Music and British culture, 1785-1914 : essays in honor of Cyril Ehrlich /
edited by Christina Bashford and Leanne Langley.
imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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xviii, 402 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
019816730X
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imprint
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
isbn
019816730X
catalogue key
4379688
 
Includes bibliographical references, a list of Ehrlich's published writings (p. [373]-375), and index.
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insights which a general history would never provide ... likely to be a valuable source work for many years to come.
'insights which a general history would never provide ... likely to be a valuable source work for many years to come.'BBC Music Magazine, September 2001
'insights which a general history would never provide ... likely to be avaluable source work for many years to come.'BBC Music Magazine, September 2001
... this book forms a worthy tribute to the work of Cyril Ehrlich and a valuable contribution which greatly furthers understanding of musical life in Britain in the nineteenth century.
... well presented ... presents us with a series of articles all of which contain insights and material of value ... The most strikingly positive aspect of the book is the care, thought, and depth of research methodology exhibited by all the authors in their contributions.
1. Ian Woodfield: The Calcutta Piano Trade in the Late Eighteenth Century 2. Philip Olleson: Samuel Wesley and the Music Profession 3. Rachel Cowgill: Wise Men from the East: Mozart's Operas and Metropolitan Cultural Politics in the Early Nineteenth Century 4. Leanne Langley: Sainsbury's Dictionary, the Royal Academy of Music and the Rhetoric of Patriotism 5. Paul Jordan: The Hidden Pathways of Assimilation: Mendelssohn's First Visit to London 6. Jennifer L. Hall-Witt: Representing the Audience in the Age of Reform: Critics and the Elite at the Italian Opera in London 7. Simon McVeigh: The Society of British Musicians (1834-65) and the Campaign for Native Talent 8. Michael Musgrave: Changing Values in Nineteenth Century Performance: The Work of Michael Costa and August Manns 9. Christina Bashford: John Ella and the Making of the Musical Union 10. Roy Johnston: Here will we sit: the Creation of the Ulster Hall 11. Dave Russell: Musicians in the English Provincial City: Manchester c.1860-1914 12. Trevor Herbert: Popular Nationalism: Griffith Rhys Jones (Caradog) and the Welsh Choral Tradition 13. Jeremy Dibble: Edward Dannreuther and the Orme Square Phenomenon 14. William Weber: Miscellany versus Homogeneity: Concert Programmes at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in the 1880s 15. Paula Gillett: Ambivalent Friendships: Music Lovers, Amateurs, and Professional Musicians in the Late Nineteenth Century 16. Dorothy de Val: The Transformed Village: Lucy Broadwood and Folksong 17. Walter Elkan and Andrew D. Roberts: Cyril Ehrlich: before The Piano A Selective List of Cyril Ehrlich's Writings Index
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Summaries
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Using Professor Cyril Ehrlich's work on British social history in music as its inspiration, these 16 essays emphasise the cultural importance of serious music interwoven with the social and economic realities in Britain across the 19th century.
Long Description
This book takes the themes and approaches of Professor Cyril Ehrlich's pathbreaking work on British social history in music as its inspiration. In sixteen substantial new essays, all specially commissioned from cultural and musical historians, it embraces the music marketplace, piano culture, musicians work patterns, music institutions and audiences, concert and repertoire history, issues in performance, criticism and reception, gender, and national and urban identities all with a clear focus on art music traditions (significantly under-treated by music scholars in this area). The cultural importance of serious music, from Belfast to Calcutta, has long been assumed for the period but rarely demonstrated. Here it is central, interwoven with the social and economic realities confronting music people in Britain across the 19th century.
Long Description
This collection of sixteen new essays, all commissioned from cultural and musical historians, was inspired by the themes and approaches of Professor Cyril Ehrlich's pathbreaking work on British social history in music. This volume discusses issues such as the music marketplace, piano culture, musicians' work patterns, music institutions, concert history, and national and urban identities - all with a clear focus on art music traditions. The cultural importance of serious music, from Belfast to Calcutta, has long been assumed for the period but rarely demonstrated. Here the issue is interwoven with the social and economic realities confronting music and musicians in Britain across the 19th century.
Main Description
'insights which a general history would never provide... likely to be a valuable source work for many years to come.' -BBC Music MagazineThis book shows how music was used and valued by different types of British people in the 19th century - from London composers, Manchester players, and Belfast concert managers to Welsh choral singers and Calcutta pianists. The essays are arranged chronologically, and demonstrate how particular geographic, social, economic, and political conditions in Britain affected the music that was heard and appreciated.
Main Description
This book takes the themes and approaches of Professor Cyril Ehrlich's pathbreaking work on British social history in music as its inspiration. In sixteen substantial new essays, all specially commissioned from cultural and musical historians, it embraces the music marketplace, piano culture,musicians work patterns, music institutions and audiences, concert and repertoire history, issues in performance, criticism and reception, gender, and national and urban identities all with a clear focus on art music traditions (significantly under-treated by music scholars in this area). Thecultural importance of serious music, from Belfast to Calcutta, has long been assumed for the period but rarely demonstrated. Here it is central, interwoven with the social and economic realities confronting music people in Britain across the 19th century.
Table of Contents
The Calcutta Piano Trade in the Late Eighteenth Century
Samuel Wesley and the Music Profession
Wise Men from the East: Mozart's Operas and Metropolitan Cultural Politics in the Early Nineteenth Century
Sainsbury's Dictionary, the Royal Academy of Music and the Rhetoric of Patriotism
The Hidden Pathways of Assimilation: Mendelssohn's First Visit to London
Representing the Audience in the Age of Reform: Critics and the Elite at the Italian Opera in London
The Society of British Musicians (1834-65) and the Campaign for Native Talent
Changing Values in Nineteenth Century Performance: The Work of Michael Costa and August Manns
John Ella and the Making of the Musical Union
Here will we sit: the Creation of the Ulster Hall
Musicians in the English Provincial City: Manchester c.1860-1914
Popular Nationalism: Griffith Rhys Jones (Caradog) and the Welsh Choral Tradition
Edward Dannreuther and the Orme Square Phenomenon
Miscellany versus Homogeneity: Concert Programmes at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in the 1880s
Ambivalent Friendships: Music Lovers, Amateurs, and Professional Musicians in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Transformed Village: Lucy Broadwood and Folksong
Cyril Ehrlich: before The Piano
A Selective List of Cyril Ehrlich's Writings
Index
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