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By Susan Wollenberg

lately there was a substantial revival of curiosity in tune in eighteenth-century Britain. This curiosity has now elevated past the distinction of composers and their track to incorporate the acting associations of the interval and their courting to the broader social scene. the gathering of essays provided right here deals a portrayal of live performance lifestyles in Britain that contributes enormously to the broader figuring out of social and cultural lifestyles within the eighteenth century. song used to be no longer only a hobby yet used to be irrevocably associated with its social, political and literary contexts. The views of performers, organisers, buyers, audiences, publishers, copyists and shoppers are thought of the following relating to the live performance event. all the essays taken jointly build an knowing of musical groups and the origins of the fashionable live performance process. this is often completed through concentrating on the improvement of song societies; the merchandising of musical occasions; the mobility and development of musicians; structures of patronage; the social prestige of musicians; the repertoire played and released; the function of girls pianists and the 'topography' of concert events. during this approach, the ebook won't purely entice tune experts, but additionally to social and cultural historians.

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