Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1317092384
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth Century Britain Book Excerpt:

Music and Performance Culture in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Temperley is the first book to focus upon aspects of performance in the broader context of nineteenth-century British musical culture. In four Parts, 'Musical Cultures', 'Societies', 'National Music' and 'Methods', this volume assesses the role music performance plays in articulating significant trends and currents of the cultural life of the period and includes articles on performance and individual instruments; orchestral and choral ensembles; church and synagogue music; music societies; cantatas; vocal albums; the middle-class salon, conducting; church music; and piano pedagogy. An introduction explores Temperley's vast contribution to musicology, highlighting his seminal importance in creating the field of nineteenth-century British music studies, and a bibliography provides an up-to-date list of his publications, including books and monographs, book chapters, journal articles, editions, reviews, critical editions, arrangements and compositions. Fittingly devoted to a significant element in Temperley's research, this book provides scholars of all nineteenth-century musical topics the opportunity to explore the richness of Britain's musical history.

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Author: Paul Watt,Sarah Collins,Michael Allis
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2020
ISBN: 019061692X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century Book Excerpt:

Rarely studied in their own right, writings about music are often viewed as merely supplemental to understanding music itself. Yet in the nineteenth century, scholarly interest in music flourished in fields as disparate as philosophy and natural science, dramatically shifting the relationship between music and the academy. An exciting and much-needed new volume, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century draws deserved attention to the people and institutions of this period who worked to produce these writings. Editors Paul Watt, Sarah Collins, and Michael Allis, along with an international slate of contributors, discuss music's fascinating and unexpected interactions with debates about evolution, the scientific method, psychology, exoticism, gender, and the divide between high and low culture. Part I of the handbook establishes the historical context for the intellectual world of the period, including the significant genres and disciplines of its music literature, while Part II focuses on the century's institutions and networks - from journalists to monasteries - that circulated ideas about music throughout the world. Finally, Part III assesses how the music research of the period reverberates in the present, connecting studies in aestheticism, cosmopolitanism, and intertextuality to their nineteenth-century origins. The Handbook challenges Western music history's traditionally sole focus on musical work by treating writings about music as valuable cultural artifacts in themselves. Engaging and comprehensive, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century brings together a wealth of new interdisciplinary research into this critical area of study.

The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth Century British Periodicals and Newspapers

The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth Century British Periodicals and Newspapers
Author: Andrew King,Alexis Easley,John Morton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN: 131704231X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook to Nineteenth Century British Periodicals and Newspapers Book Excerpt:

The 2017 winner of the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize Providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary examination of scholarship on nineteenth-century British periodicals, this volume surveys the current state of research and offers researchers an in-depth examination of contemporary methodologies. The impact of digital media and archives on the field informs all discussions of the print archive. Contributors illustrate their arguments with examples and contextualize their topics within broader areas of study, while also reflecting on how the study of periodicals may evolve in the future. The Handbook will serve as a valuable resource for scholars and students of nineteenth-century culture who are interested in issues of cultural formation, transformation, and transmission in a developing industrial and globalizing age, as well as those whose research focuses on the bibliographical and the micro case study. In addition to rendering a comprehensive review and critique of current research on nineteenth-century British periodicals, the Handbook suggests new avenues for research in the twenty-first century. "This volume's 30 chapters deal with practically every aspect of periodical research and with the specific topics and audiences the 19th-century periodical press addressed. It also covers matters such as digitization that did not exist or were in early development a generation ago. In addition to the essays, readers will find 50 illustrations, 54 pages of bibliography, and a chronology of the periodical press. This book gives seemingly endless insights into the ways periodicals and newspapers influenced and reflected 19th-century culture. It not only makes readers aware of problems involved in interpreting the history of the press but also offers suggestions for ways of untangling them and points the direction for future research. It will be a valuable resource for readers with interests in almost any aspect of 19th-century Britain. Summing Up: Highly recommended" - J. D. Vann, University of North Texas in CHOICE

Figures of the Imagination

Figures of the Imagination
Author: Roger Hansford
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2017-03-16
ISBN: 1317135318
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Figures of the Imagination Book Excerpt:

This new study of the intersection of romance novels with vocal music records a society on the cusp of modernisation, with a printing industry emerging to serve people’s growing appetites for entertainment amidst their changing views of religion and the occult. No mere diversion, fiction was integral to musical culture and together both art forms reveal key intellectual currents that circulated in the early nineteenth-century British home and were shared by many consumers. Roger Hansford explores relationships between music produced in the early 1800s for domestic consumption and the fictional genre of romance, offering a new view of romanticism in British print culture. He surveys romance novels by Ann Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Sir Walter Scott, James Hogg, Edward Bulwer and Charles Kingsley in the period 1790–1850, interrogating the ways that music served to create mood and atmosphere, enlivened social scenes and contributed to plot developments. He explores the connections between musical scenes in romance fiction and the domestic song literature, treating both types of source and their intersection as examples of material culture. Hansford’s intersectional reading revolves around a series of imaginative figures – including the minstrel, fairies, mermaids, ghosts, and witches, and Christians engaged both in virtue and vice – the identities of which remained consistent as influence passed between the art forms. While romance authors quoted song lyrics and included musical descriptions and characters, their novels recorded and modelled the performance of songs by the middle and upper classes, influencing the work of composers and the actions of performers who read romance fiction.

Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture

Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture
Author: Luca Lévi Sala,Rohan H. Stewart-MacDonald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN: 1351800884
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muzio Clementi and British Musical Culture Book Excerpt:

Recent scholarship has vanquished the traditional perception of nineteenth-century Britain as a musical wasteland. In addition to attempting more balanced assessments of the achievements of British composers of this period, scholars have begun to explore the web of reciprocal relationships between the societal, economic and cultural dynamics arising from the industrial revolution, the Napoleonic wars, and the ever-changing contours of British music publishing, music consumption, concert life, instrument design, performance practice, pedagogy and composition. Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) provides an ideal case-study for continued exploration of this web of relationships. Based in London for much of his life, whilst still maintaining contact with continental developments, Clementi achieved notable success in a diversity of activities that centred mainly on the piano. The present book explores Clementi’s multivalent contribution to piano performance, pedagogy, composition and manufacture in relation to British musical life and its international dimensions. An overriding purpose is to interrogate when, how and to what extent a distinctive British musical culture emerged in the early nineteenth century. Much recent work on Clementi has centred on the Italian National Edition of his complete works (MiBACT); several chapters report on this project, whilst continuing to pursue the book’s broader themes.

Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth Century America

Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth Century America
Author: Judah M. Cohen
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-02-14
ISBN: 0253040248
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth Century America Book Excerpt:

In Jewish Religious Music in Nineteenth-Century America: Restoring the Synagogue Soundtrack, Judah M. Cohen demonstrates that Jews constructed a robust religious musical conversation in the United States during the mid- to late-19th century. While previous studies of American Jewish music history have looked to Europe as a source of innovation during this time, Cohen’s careful analysis of primary archival sources tells a different story. Far from seeing a fallow musical landscape, Cohen finds that Central European Jews in the United States spearheaded a major revision of the sounds and traditions of synagogue music during this period of rapid liturgical change. Focusing on the influences of both individuals and texts, Cohen demonstrates how American Jewish musicians sought to balance artistry and group singing, rather than "progressing" from solo chant to choir and organ. Congregations shifted between musical genres and practices during this period in response to such factors as finances, personnel, and communal cohesiveness. Cohen concludes that the "soundtrack" of 19th-century Jewish American music heavily shapes how we look at Jewish American music and life in the first part of the 21st-century, arguing that how we see, and especially hear, history plays a key role in our understanding of the contemporary world around us. Supplemented with an interactive website that includes the primary source materials, recordings of the music discussed, and a map that highlights the movement of key individuals, Cohen’s research defines more clearly the sound of 19th-century American Jewry.

George Smart and Nineteenth century London Concert Life

George Smart and Nineteenth century London Concert Life
Author: John Carnelley
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1783270640
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George Smart and Nineteenth century London Concert Life Book Excerpt:

The first full length study of Sir George Thomas Smart (1776-1867), musical animateur and early champion of the music of Beethoven

Music and Moral Management in the Nineteenth Century English Lunatic Asylum

Music and Moral Management in the Nineteenth Century English Lunatic Asylum
Author: Rosemary Golding
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN: 3030785254
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Moral Management in the Nineteenth Century English Lunatic Asylum Book Excerpt:

This book traces the role played by music within asylums, the participation of staff and patients in musical activity, and the links drawn between music, health, and wellbeing. In the first part of the book, the author draws on a wide range of sources to investigate the debates around moral management, entertainment, and music for patients, as well as the wider context of music and mental health. In the second part, a series of case studies bring to life the characters and contexts involved in asylum music, selected from a range of public and private institutions. From asylum bands to chapel choirs, smoking concerts to orchestras, the rich variety of musical activity presents new perspectives on music in everyday life. Aspects such as employment practices, musicians’ networks and the purchase and maintenance of musical instruments illuminate the ‘business’ of music as part of moral management. As a source of entertainment and occupation, a means of solace and self-control, and as a device for social gatherings and contact with the outside world, the place of music in the asylum offers valuable insight into its uses and meanings in nineteenth-century England.

Musicians of Bath and Beyond

Musicians of Bath and Beyond
Author: Nicholas Temperley
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1783270780
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musicians of Bath and Beyond Book Excerpt:

Index of Edward Loder's compositions -- General Index

A History of Emotion in Western Music

A History of Emotion in Western Music
Author: Michael Spitzer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN: 0190061766
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Emotion in Western Music Book Excerpt:

When asked to describe what music means to them, most people talk about its power to express or elicit emotions. As a melody can produce a tear, tingle the spine, or energize athletes, music has a deep impact on how we experience and encounter the world. Because of the elusiveness of these musical emotions, however, little has been written about how music creates emotions and how musical emotion has changed its meaning for listeners across the last millennium. In this sweeping landmark study, author Michael Spitzer provides the first history of musical emotion in the Western world, from Gregorian chant to Beyoncé. Combining intellectual history, music studies, philosophy, and cognitive psychology, A History of Emotion in Western Music introduces current approaches to the study of emotion and formulates an original theory of how musical emotion works. Diverging from psychological approaches that center listeners' self-reports or artificial experiments, Spitzer argues that musical emotions can be uncovered in the techniques and materials of composers and performers. Together with its extensive chronicle of the historical evolution of musical style and emotion, this book offers a rich union of theory and history.

The Symphonic Poem in Britain 1850 1950

The Symphonic Poem in Britain  1850 1950
Author: Michael Allis,Paul Watt
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 387
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1783275286
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Symphonic Poem in Britain 1850 1950 Book Excerpt:

The Symphonic Poem in Britain 1850-1950 aims to raise the status of the genre generally and in Britain specifically. The volume reaffirms British composers' confidence in dealing with literary texts and takes advantage of the contributors' interdisciplinary expertise by situating discussions of the tone poem in Britain in a variety of historical, analytical and cultural contexts. This book highlights some of the continental models that influenced British composers, and identifies a range of issues related to perceptions of the genre. Richard Strauss became an important figure in Britain during this time, not only in terms of the clear impact of his tone poems, but the debates over their value and even their ethics. A focus on French orchestral music in Britain represents a welcome addition to scholarly debate, and links to issues in several other chapters. The historical development of the genre, the impact of compositional models, issues highlighted in critical reception as well as programming strategies all contribute to a richer understanding of the symphonic poem in Britain. Works by British composers discussed in more detail include William Wallace's Villon (1909), Gustav Holst's Beni Mora(1909-10), Hubert Parry's From Death to Life (1914), John Ireland's Mai-Dun (1921), and Frank Bridge's orchestral 'poems' (1903-15).

Critical Musicological Reflections

Critical Musicological Reflections
Author: Stan Hawkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1317157184
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Musicological Reflections Book Excerpt:

This collection of original essays is in tribute to the work of Derek Scott on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday. As one of the leading lights in Critical Musicology, Scott has helped shape the epistemological direction for music research since the late 1980s. There is no doubt that the path taken by the critical musicologist has been a tricky one, leading to new conceptions, interactions, and heated debates during the past two decades. Changes in musicology during the closing decades of the twentieth century prompted the establishment of new sets of theoretical methods that probed at the social and cultural relevance of music, as much as its self-referentiality. All the scholars contributing to this book have played a role in the general paradigmatic shift that ensued in the wake of Kerman's call for change in the 1980s. Setting out to address a range of approaches to theorizing music and promulgating modes of analysis across a wide range of repertories, the essays in this collection can be read as a coming of age of critical musicology through its active dialogue with other disciplines such as sociology, feminism, ethnomusicology, history, anthropology, philosophy, cultural studies, aesthetics, media studies, film music studies, and gender studies. The volume provides music researchers and graduate students with an up-to-date authoritative reference to all matters dealing with the state of critical musicology today.

Music and the New Global Culture

Music and the New Global Culture
Author: Harry Liebersohn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019
ISBN: 022664927X
Category: Ethnomusicology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and the New Global Culture Book Excerpt:

Music listeners today can effortlessly flip from K-pop to Ravi Shankar to Amadou & Mariam with a few quick clicks of a mouse. While contemporary globalized musical culture has become ubiquitous and unremarkable, its fascinating origins long predate the internet era. In Music and the New Global Culture, Harry Liebersohn traces the origins of global music to a handful of critical transformations that took place between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century. In Britain, the arts and crafts movement inspired a fascination with non-Western music; Germany fostered a scholarly approach to global musical comparison, creating the field we now call ethnomusicology; and the United States provided the technological foundation for the dissemination of a diverse spectrum of musical cultures by launching the phonograph industry. This is not just a story of Western innovation, however: Liebersohn shows musical responses to globalization in diverse areas that include the major metropolises of India and China and remote settlements in South America and the Arctic. By tracing this long history of world music, Liebersohn shows how global movement has forever changed how we hear music--and indeed, how we feel about the world around us.

Evolution and Victorian Culture

Evolution and Victorian Culture
Author: Bernard V. Lightman,Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2014-05-29
ISBN: 1107028426
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution and Victorian Culture Book Excerpt:

Examines the dynamic interplay between evolution and Victorian culture, mapping new relationships between the arts and sciences.

Before the Baton

Before the Baton
Author: Peter Holman
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1783274565
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Baton Book Excerpt:

How was large-scale music directed or conducted in Britain before baton conducting took hold in the 1830s?

Music and Sentimentalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Music and Sentimentalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Author: Stephen Downes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2021-05-30
ISBN: 0429837410
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music and Sentimentalism in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Book Excerpt:

In a wide-ranging study of sentimentalism’s significance for styles, practices and meanings of music in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a series of interpretations scrutinizes musical expressions of sympathetic responses to suffering and the longing to belong. The book challenges hierarchies of artistic value and the associated denigration of sentimental feeling in gendered discourses. Fresh insights are thereby developed into sentimentalism’s place in musical constructions of emotion, taste, genre, gender, desire, and authenticity. The contexts encompass diverse musical communities, performing spaces, and listening practices, including the nineteenth-century salon and concert hall, the cinema, the intimate stage persona of the singer-songwriter, and the homely ambiguities of ‘easy’ listening. Interdisciplinary insights inform discussions of musical form, affect, appropriation, nationalisms, psychologies, eco-sentimentalism, humanitarianism, consumerism, and subject positions, with a particular emphasis on masculine sentimentalities. Music is drawn from violin repertory associated with Joseph Joachim, the piano music of Chopin, Schumann, and Liszt, sentimental waltzes from Schubert to Ravel, concert music by Bartók, Szymanowski and Górecki, the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of The Remains of the Day, Antônio Carlos Jobim’s bossa nova, and songs by Duke Ellington, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Barry Manilow and Jimmy Webb. The book will attract readers interested in both the role of music in the history of emotion and the persistence and diversity of sentimental arts after their flowering in the eighteenth-century age of sensibility.

Studies in English Organ Music

Studies in English Organ Music
Author: Iain Quinn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-06-14
ISBN: 1351672401
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in English Organ Music Book Excerpt:

Studies in English Organ Music is a collection of essays by expert authors that examines key areas of the repertoire in the history of organ music in England. The essays on repertoire are placed alongside supporting studies in organ building and liturgical practice in order to provide a comprehensive contextualization. An analysis of the symbiotic relationship between the organ, liturgy, and composers reveals how the repertoire has been shaped by these complementary areas and developed through history. This volume is the first collection of specialist studies related to the field of English organ music.

The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England

The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England
Author: Tim Eggington
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1843839067
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England Book Excerpt:

Casts new and valuable light on English musical history and on Enlightenment culture more generally.

Conductors in Britain 1870 1914

Conductors in Britain  1870 1914
Author: Fiona M. Palmer
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1783271450
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conductors in Britain 1870 1914 Book Excerpt:

Shows how the work of orchestral conductors was shaped by and enriched cultural life in Britain from the late Victorian era to World War I.

Gilbert and Sullivan s Respectable Capers

Gilbert and Sullivan s  Respectable Capers
Author: Michael Goron
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN: 1137594780
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gilbert and Sullivan s Respectable Capers Book Excerpt:

This innovative account of the Gilbert and Sullivan partnership provides a unique insight into the experience of both attending and performing in the original productions of the most influential and enduring pieces of English-language musical theatre. In the 1870s, Savoy impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte astutely realized that a conscious move to respectability in a West End which, until then, had favored the racy delights of burlesque and French operetta, would attract a new, lucrative morally ‘decent’ audience. This book examines the commercial, material and human factors underlying the Victorian productions of the Savoy operas. Unusually for a book on ‘G&S’, it focuses on people and things rather than author biography or literary criticism. Examining theatre architecture, interior design, marketing, and typical audiences, as well as the working conditions and personal lives of the members of a Victorian theatre-company, ‘Respectable Capers’ explains how the Gilbert and Sullivan operas helped to transform the West End into the family-friendly ‘theatre land’ which still exists today.