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Meirion Hughes - The English Musical Renaissance, 1840–1940 - 9780719058301 - V9780719058301
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The English Musical Renaissance, 1840–1940

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Description for The English Musical Renaissance, 1840–1940 Paperback. This work argues that research into the cultural history of music can significantly help our understanding of the evolution of English national identity. It identifies the intellectual, social and political assumptions which surrounded English music in the early part of the 20th century. Series Editor(s): Martin, Peter. Series: Music and Society. Num Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations, black & white. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JH; 3JJ; AVGC5; AVGC6; JFC. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 216 x 142 x 23. Weight in Grams: 520.
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 ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Publisher
Manchester University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
356
Condition
New
Series
Music and Society
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
Manchester, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780719058301
SKU
V9780719058301
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Ref
99-15

About Meirion Hughes
Meirion Hughes is a freelance historian and lives in London. Robert Stradling was Professor of History at the University of Wales, Cardiff -- .

Reviews for The English Musical Renaissance, 1840–1940
"'Our music, as at the Proms, confirms an ironic chauvinism or encourages a cosy insularity. This book, very eloquently, sets it all down.' Anthony Burgess; 'A quite remarkable book, remarkable in its wealth of cultural cross-reference and in the bouncy exuberance with which it is written... An invaluable correction to all that has gone before.' English Historical Review"

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