Concert life in London from Mozart to Haydn / Simon McVeigh

Author(s): McVeigh, Simon
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Subjects: Music--England--London--18th century--History and criticism
Concerts--England--London--History--18th century
London (England)--History--18th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xxi, 300 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Map of London in the second half of the eighteenth century
1. Prologue 1
The social role of the concert
2. 'An exclusive principle': subscription and ancient concerts 11
3. Other types of concert 28
4. The concert in London life 53
Attracting an audience
5. The musical product: novelty and familiarity 73
6. The musical product: programming 101
7. Taste and national idioms 119
8. Musical style: 'music intended to reach the heart' 129
9. Musical style: the learned, the sublime and the dramatic 149
Concert management and the musician
10. The finances of concert promotion 167
11. Life as a professional musician 182
12. The practicalities of concert promotion 206
13. Epilogue 223
Appendix A. Subscription and oratorio series 233
Appendix B. Concert programmes 242
Appendix C. Concert accounts 250
Notes 252
Musical sources 272
Select bibliography 274
Index 287
Notes: LCCN: 92000565 /MN
ISBN: 0521413532 (hardback)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-286) and index
OCLC Number: 26395717
ISBN/ISSN: 0521413532