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

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Rachel Cowgill, Julian Rushton
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - Music - 299 pages
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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 volume 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.
 

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Contents

Rejection and Assimilation in
9
William Sterndale Bennett and the Bach Revival in Nineteenth
29
Languages and Leadership in Nieckss
45
Henry Hugo Pierson and Shakespearean Tragedy
77
Opera in MidVictorian Dublin
97
Sir Frederick Bridge and the Musical Furtherance of the 1902
115
Music Wales and War in 1800
131
The Nation in Stanfords Fourth
159
Transcription
185
Theatre Opera and Internationalism
201
Empire and Orient in Opera Libretti set by Sir Henry Bishop
221
Henry Irvings Use of the Musical Score in
235
A Victorian View
249
Blackface Minstrels Black Minstrels and their Reception in England
265
Index
281
Copyright

How Harriss and Mackenzie Toured
171

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About the author (2006)

Rachel Cowgill is Senior Lecturer and Julian Rushton is Emeritus Professor, both at the University of Leeds, UK.

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