The Resource Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn, Simon McVeigh

Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn, Simon McVeigh

Label
Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn
Title
Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn
Statement of responsibility
Simon McVeigh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the second half of the eighteenth century, the pace of London's concert life quickened dramatically, reflecting both the prosperity and the commercial vitality of the capital. The most significant development was the establishment of the public concert within the social and cultural life of fashionable society. The subscription concerts that premiered symphonies by J.C. Bach and Haydn were conspicuous symbols of luxury, even though they were promoted on broadly commercial lines. It was a lucrative environment that attracted many other foreign musicians, including the Mozart family in 1764 and virtuosi like Clementi, Dussek and Viotti, whose influential music deserves greater recognition. At the same time London supported two alternative musical cultures. One was based around the English music of composers such as Arne and Boyce. The other was dedicated to the preservation of older repertoire, culminating in the massive Handel Commemoration of 1784. Drawing on hitherto untapped archival sources and a comprehensive study of daily newspapers, this book analyses audiences at venues as diverse as the Hanover Square Rooms, Vauxhall Gardens and City taverns. The musical taste of the London public is investigated in the light of contemporary theories of aesthetics; and there is detailed discussion of the financial and practical aspects of concert management and performance, in a period that encouraged enterprise and innovation."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McVeigh, Simon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ML286.8.L5
LC item number
M28 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Concerts
  • Concerts
  • Musique
  • Concerts
  • Musique
  • Concerts
  • Music
  • Muziekleven
  • Muziekuitvoeringen
  • Konzertleben
  • Konzertleben
  • Geschichte (1750-1800)
  • London (England)
  • Londres (Angleterre)
  • Londres (Angleterre)
  • England
  • London
  • London
Label
Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn, Simon McVeigh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I : The Social Role of the Concert -- 'An exclusive principle' : subscription and ancient concerts -- Other types of concert -- The concert in London life -- Part II : Attracting an Audience -- The musical product (1) : novelty and familiarity -- The musical product (2) : programming -- Taste and national idioms -- Musical style (1) : 'Music intended to reach the heart' -- Musical Style (2) : 'The learned, the sublime and the dramatic' -- Part III : Concert Management and the Musician -- The finances of concert promotion -- Life as a professional musician -- The practicalities of concert promotion -- Epilogue -- Appendix A : Subscription and oratorio series -- Appendix B : Concert programmes -- Appendix C : Concert accounts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780521413534
Lccn
92000565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26395717
  • (OCoLC)ocm26395717
Label
Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn, Simon McVeigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I : The Social Role of the Concert -- 'An exclusive principle' : subscription and ancient concerts -- Other types of concert -- The concert in London life -- Part II : Attracting an Audience -- The musical product (1) : novelty and familiarity -- The musical product (2) : programming -- Taste and national idioms -- Musical style (1) : 'Music intended to reach the heart' -- Musical Style (2) : 'The learned, the sublime and the dramatic' -- Part III : Concert Management and the Musician -- The finances of concert promotion -- Life as a professional musician -- The practicalities of concert promotion -- Epilogue -- Appendix A : Subscription and oratorio series -- Appendix B : Concert programmes -- Appendix C : Concert accounts
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780521413534
Lccn
92000565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26395717
  • (OCoLC)ocm26395717

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