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- DescriptionThe eighteenth century arguably boasts a more remarkable group of significant musical figures, and a more engaging combination of genres, styles and aesthetic orientations, than any century before or since, yet huge swathes of its musical activity remain under-appreciated. The Cambridge History of Eighteenth-Century Music provides a comprehensive survey, examining little-kwn repertories, works and musical trends alongside more familiar ones. Rather than relying on temporal, periodic and composer-related phemena to structure the volume, it is organised by genre; chapters are grouped according to the traditional distinctions of music for the church, music for the theatre and music for the concert room that conditioned so much thinking, activity and output in the eighteenth century. A valuable summation of current research in this area, the volume also encourages readers to think of eighteenth-century music less in terms of overtly teleological developments than of interacting and mutually stimulating musical cultures and practices.
- Author BiographySimon P. Keefe is James Rossiter Hoyle Chair and Head of Music at the University of Sheffield.
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication31/07/2014
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Series TitleThe Cambridge History of Music
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note5 b/w illus. 4 tables 11 music examples
- Weight1070 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine41 mm
- Edited bySimon P. Keefe
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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