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The English musical renaissance, 1840-1940 : constructing a national music

The English musical renaissance, 1840-1940 : constructing a national music

Author: Meirion Hughes; R A Stradling
Publisher: New York : Manchester University Press, 2001.
Series: Music and society (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meirion Hughes; R A Stradling
ISBN: 0719058295 9780719058295 0719058309 9780719058301
OCLC Number: 290530207
Notes: Revised edition of: The English musical Renaissance, 1860-1940 / Robert Stradling and Meirion Hughes, 1993.
Description: xxi, 330 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The history and politics of Renaissance --
Renaissance and reformation (1840-94) --
A troubled inheritance (1895-1914) --
War, post-war, pre-war, more war (1914-40) --
Aspects of cultural formation --
Being beastly to the Hun --
Crusading for a national music --
Slaying the false prophets --
Becoming transfigured --
Series Title: Music and society (Series)
Responsibility: Meirion Hughes and Robert Stradling.


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"'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 Read more...

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