Download PDF by Julian Rushton: "Europe, Empire, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century British

By Julian Rushton

This quantity illuminates musical connections among Britain and the continent of Europe, and Britain and its Empire. The seldom-recognized energy of musical theatre and different kinds of spectacle in Britain itself, and in addition the flourishing live performance lifetime of the interval, shows a way of defining culture and identification inside of nineteenth-century British musical tradition. the target of the quantity has been so as to add considerably to the growing to be literature on those issues. It merits not just from new archival study, but in addition from clean musicological techniques and interdisciplinary equipment that realize the imperative function of track inside of a much wider tradition, together with spiritual, political and social existence. The essays are by way of students from the us, Britain, and Europe, masking a variety of adventure. issues diversity from the reception of Bach, Mozart, and Liszt in England, a musical reaction to Shakespeare, Italian opera in Dublin, exoticism, gender, black musical identities, British musicians in Canada, and makes use of of tune in a variety of theatrical genres and kingdom rite, and in articulating the politics of the Union and Empire.

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