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London voices 1820-1840 : vocal performers, practices, histories

Author: Roger Parker; Susan Rutherford
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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London, 1820. The British capital is a metropolis that overwhelms dwellers and visitors alike with constant exposure to all kinds of sensory stimulation. Over the next two decades, the city's tumult will reach new heights: as population expansion places different classes in dangerous proximity and ideas of political and social reform linger in the air, London begins to undergo enormous infrastructure change that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Parker; Susan Rutherford
ISBN: 022667021X 9780226670218
OCLC Number: 1129710569
Notes: Introduction: London Voices 1920-1840: A 'Luminous Guide' Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford 1. How the Ballad Singer Lost Her 'Woice' Oskar Cox Jensen 2. The Traffic in Voices: The Exchange Value of Italian Opera in Giuseppe Mazzini's London Mary Ann Smart 3. Interpreting the Italian Voice in London (and Elsewhere) Claudio Vellutini 4. The Castrato as Creator: Velluti's Voice in the London Sheet-Music Market Sarah Fuchs 5. 'The Essence of Nine Trombones': Luigi Lablache and Models of Masculinity in 1830s London Sarah Hibberd 6. Adelaide Kemble and the Voice as Means Matildie Thom Wium 7. On Tongues and Ears: Divine Voices in the Modern Metropolis James Grande 8. From Dissent to Community: The Sacred Harmonic Society and Amateur Choral Singing in London Wiebke Thormählen 9. Foreign Voices, Performing Frenchness: Jenny Colon and the 'French Plays' in London Kimberly White 10. 'Singer for the Million': Henry Russell, Popular Song, and the Solo Recital Susan Rutherford 11. Vessels of Flame: Letitia Elizabeth Landon and the Improviser's Voice Melina Esse 12. 'Silver Fork' Novels and the Place of Voice Cormac Newark 13. Voice Boxes Ellen Lockhart Acknowledgements Contributors Index.
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Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction. London Voices 1820-1840: A "Luminous Guide" --
Chapter 1. How the Ballad Singer Lost Her "Woice" --
Chapter 2. The Traffic in Voices: The Exchange Value of Italian Opera in Giuseppe Mazzini's London --
Chapter 3. Interpreting the Italian Voice in London (and Elsewhere) --
Chapter 4. The Castrato as Creator: Velluti's Voice in the London Sheet-Music Market --
Chapter 5. "The Essence of Nine Trombones": Luigi Lablache and Models of Masculinity in 1830s London --
Chapter 6. Adelaide Kemble and the Voice as Means --
Chapter 7. On Tongues and Ears: Divine Voices in the Modern Metropolis --
Chapter 8. From Dissent to Community: The Sacred Harmonic Society and Amateur Choral Singing in London --
Chapter 9. Foreign Voices, Performing Frenchness: Jenny Colon and the "French Plays" in London --
Chapter 10. "Singer for the Million": Henry Russell, Popular Song, and the Solo Recital --
Chapter 11. Vessels of Flame: Letitia Elizabeth Landon and the Improviser's Voice --
Chapter 12. "Silver Fork" Novels and the Place of Voice --
Chapter 13. Voice Boxes --
Acknowledgements --
Contributors --
Index
Responsibility: edited by Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford.

Abstract:

London, 1820. The British capital is a metropolis that overwhelms dwellers and visitors alike with constant exposure to all kinds of sensory stimulation. Over the next two decades, the city's tumult will reach new heights: as population expansion places different classes in dangerous proximity and ideas of political and social reform linger in the air, London begins to undergo enormous infrastructure change that will alter it forever. It is the London of this period that editors Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford pinpoint in this book, which chooses one broad musical category-voice-and engages with it through essays on music of the streets, theaters, opera houses, and concert halls; on the raising of voices in religious and sociopolitical contexts; and on the perception of voice in literary works and scientific experiments with acoustics. Emphasizing human subjects, this focus on voice allows the authors to explore the multifaceted issues that shaped London, from the anxiety surrounding the city's importance in the musical world at large to the changing vocal imaginations that permeated the epoch. Capturing the breadth of sonic stimulations and cultures available-and sometimes unavoidable-to residents at the time, London Voices, 1820-1840 sheds new light on music in Britain and the richness of London culture during this period.

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