The Piano in Nineteenth-century British Culture: Instruments, Performers and Repertoire

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Therese Marie Ellsworth, Susan Wollenberg
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Music - 270 pages
The publication of The London Pianoforte School (ed. Nicholas Temperley) twenty years ago, launched a proliferation of research on music for the piano during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It also expanded research into the developments of musical life in London--for a time the centre of piano manufacturing, publishing and performance. However, nothing has focused on the piano exclusively within Britain. The eleven chapters in this volume explore major issues surrounding the instrument, its performers and music within an expanded geographical context created by the spread of the instrument and the growth of concert touring.

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Dr Therese Ellsworth is an Independent Scholar. Her doctoral dissertation, ¿The Piano Concerto in London Concert Life between 1801 and 1850¿ (University of Cincinnati, 1991) has led to further research, paper presentations and publications on nineteenth-century London concert life and women pianists in particular. She taught at universities in the US before settling for eight years in Brussels (1998 - 2006) and now lives in Washington, DC. Susan Wollenberg is Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, UK. She has published widely on subjects including C.P.E. Bach and Schubert, women composers, and the social history of English music, in particular the history of music in Oxford. She was co-editor, with Simon McVeigh, of Concert Life in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Ashgate, 2004).

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