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The rise of musical classics in eighteenth-century England : a study in canon, ritual, and ideology

Author: William Weber
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The English invented the idea of the musical classics. Eighteenth-century England was the first place where old musical works were performed regularly and reverentially, and where a collective notion of such works--'ancient music'--first appeared.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Weber
ISBN: 0198162871 9780198162872
OCLC Number: 25628752
Description: xiii, 274 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Learned Tradition of Ancient Music --
3. The Modern Classics: Corelli and Purcell --
4. The Music Festival and the Oratorio Tradition --
5. The Public of the Concert of Antient Music --
6. The Repertory of the Concert of Antient Music --
7. The Ideology of Ancient Music --
8. The 1784 Handel Commemoration as Political Ritual --
9. Conclusion --
Appendix: Repertory of the Concert of Antient Music, 1776-1790.
Responsibility: William Weber.
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