Musical salon culture in the long nineteenth century

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Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : the Boydell Press,, United Kingdom, p.xviii, 284 pages : (2019)



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(OCoLC)fst01030444, 19th century., fast, Music, Music in the home, Social aspects, Social aspects.


Includes bibliographical references and indexThis collection explores the idea of music in the salon during the long nineteenth century, both as a socio-cultural phenomenon, and as a source of artistic innovation and exchange. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly approaches, this book uses the idea of the salon as a springboard to examine issues such as gender, religion, biography and performance; to explore the ways in which the salon was represented in different media; and to showcase the heterogeneity of the salon through a selection of case studies. It offers fresh considerations of familiar salons in large cultural centres, as well as insights into lesser-known salons in both Europe and the United States. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the collection underscores the enduring impact of the European musical salon