Europe, Empire, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century British Music

Rachel Cowgill (Editor), Julian Rushton (Editor)

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Abstract

This volume illuminates musical connections between Britain and the continent of Europe, and Britain and its Empire. The seldom-recognized vitality of musical theatre and other kinds of spectacle in Britain itself, and also the flourishing concert life of the period, indicates a means of defining tradition and identity within nineteenth-century British musical culture. The objective of the volume has been to add significantly to the growing literature on these topics. It benefits not only from new archival research, but also from fresh musicological approaches and interdisciplinary methods that recognize the integral role of music within a wider culture, including religious, political and social life. The essays are by scholars from the USA, Britain, and Europe, covering a wide range of experience. Topics range from the reception of Bach, Mozart, and Liszt in England, a musical response to Shakespeare, Italian opera in Dublin, exoticism, gender, black musical identities, British musicians in Canada, and uses of music in various theatrical genres and state ceremony, and in articulating the politics of the Union and Empire.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot & Burlington
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages320
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781315094281
ISBN (Print)9780754652083, 0754652084
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMusic in the Nineteenth-Century Britain
PublisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis

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British music
Spectacle
Music
Musical Theater
Ceremony
Exoticism
Franz Liszt
England
Italian Opera
Dublin
Political Life
Flourishing
Johann Sebastian Bach
Canada
Musicians
Concert
Reception
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Archival Research
Vitality

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Cowgill, R., & Rushton, J. (Eds.) (2006). Europe, Empire, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century British Music. (1 ed.) (Music in the Nineteenth-Century Britain). Aldershot & Burlington: Ashgate Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315094281
Cowgill, Rachel (Editor) ; Rushton, Julian (Editor). / Europe, Empire, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century British Music. 1 ed. Aldershot & Burlington : Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2006. 320 p. (Music in the Nineteenth-Century Britain).
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