Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Music in London and the Myth of Decline

Music in London and the Myth of Decline
From Haydn to the Philharmonic

£69.99

  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521896092

£ 69.99
Hardback

Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
Notify me when available Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Drawing on a range of contemporary performance documentation, including concert programmes, newspaper reviews and periodical reports, this book addresses what it refers to as the Philharmonic 'myth': the notion that London experienced a period of orchestral inactivity between the departure of Haydn in 1795 and the founding of the Philharmonic Society some eighteen years later. The book illustrates that, far from constituting a radical new departure in patterns of London concert life, the Philharmonic Society built on the growing interest in orchestral music evident over the preceding years. At the same time, it suggests that the deliberate adoption of orchestral repertory marked the first institutional articulation of a professional opposition to the traditional dominance of fashionable Italian opera, and that the Philharmonic might therefore be seen to reflect the emergence of important new strands in musical, artistic and cultural leadership.

    • Chapters focus in turn on different strands of concert culture, allowing the reader to select relevant sections with ease, or to consider the picture as a whole
    • Uses a study of musical matters as the basis for observations on more wide-ranging patterns of social change
    • Thoroughly referenced, drawing upon concert programmes and reviews, opening access to a range of notoriously slippery pieces of performance ephemera
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521896092
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 180 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 27 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: 'A period of orchestral starvation'? Perceptions of London concert life, 1795–1813
    1. The makings of a myth: from Haydn to the Philharmonic
    2. The 'rage' for music: West End concert culture and patterns of social change
    3. Continuity and disruption in London concert programming, 1795–1813
    4. Institutional continuity in London concert life, 1795–1813
    5. Musical life outside the West End
    6. Public music in private spheres: domestic music in London, 1795–1813
    7. 'A period of orchestral starvation'?
    Bibliography.

  • Author

    Ian Taylor
    Ian Taylor is Assistant Director of Music at Downe House School. His work has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Music Review, Brio, and Handbooks for Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Music.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×