English Musical Renaissance, 1840-1940
Manchester University Press, Dec 7, 2001 - Music - 330 pages
Second edition of a book which caused huge controversy in its first printing - now completely revised and updated. Argues that research into the cultural history of music can significantly help our understanding of the evolution of English national identity. Only book of its kind to cover such a revolutionary period in British music. Looks at how music reflected the privileged elite, ignoring the vast majority of 'music lovers', and was crucial in the construction of a British national identity. The second edition features a new and expanded introduction, a new chapter on Mendelssohn's Elijah - and the complete text has also been updated and revised.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
achieved appeared artistic Bach became become BLMC Boughton British called century choral claim Collection College composer composition concert critics cultural Despite Dream of Gerontius early Edward Elgar England English Music establishment example expressed fact Festival followed Frank Bridge future G. B. Shaw German given Grove Hall Holst House idea important influence interest land later leading least less live London major means Mendelssohn moral Musical Renaissance musicians national music never opera orchestra original Parry Pastoral performance perhaps period political popular position premiere present produced published Radio record reference regarded remained represented revival Royal School seems serious social Society song South Kensington spirit Stanford style success Sullivan Symphony things tion took tradition turned University Vaughan Williams whole writing wrote young