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The Careers of British Musicians, 1750–1850 : A Profession of Artisans.

By: Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001Copyright date: ©2001Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780511154089
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Careers of British Musicians, 1750–1850 : A Profession of ArtisansDDC classification:
  • 780.941
LOC classification:
  • ML285.3 .R65 2001
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 The social and professional status of musicians in the eighteenth century -- Professional status -- Foreign competition -- Cultural perceptions -- 2 Social profile -- Social origins and mobility -- Geographical origins and mobility -- 3 Patronage -- Royal patronage -- Aristocratic patronage -- Middle-class patronage -- Professional patronage -- Church patronage -- Perceptions -- 4 Musical education -- Chorister training -- University education -- Apprenticeship -- Private lessons -- Foreign study -- Military training -- Educational reforms -- The Royal Academy of Music -- 5 Church musicians -- Organists -- Choir singers -- Church music composers -- 6 Secular musicians: singers -- Concerts -- Theatres -- Cultural values and the voice -- Conclusion -- 7 Secular musicians: instrumentalists -- Soloists -- Chamber musicians -- Private aristocratic and royal concerts -- Orchestral musicians -- Benefit concerts -- Military bands -- Dance bands -- Conclusion -- 8 Teachers, composers, and entrepreneurs -- Teachers -- Composers -- Art music composers -- Theatre composers -- Composers of domestic music and instructional works -- Entrepreneurs -- 9 The fortunes of musicians -- The range of musicians' earnings -- Destitution -- Conclusion -- 10 The struggle for social and professional status -- The eighteenth century -- The early nineteenth century -- Competing visions -- The mid-nineteenth century -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 THE SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS OF MUSICIANS IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY -- 2 SOCIAL PROFILE -- 3 PATRONAGE -- 4 MUSICAL EDUCATION -- 5 CHURCH MUSICIANS -- 6 SECULAR MUSICIANS: SINGERS -- 7 SECULAR MUSICIANS: INSTRUMENTALISTS.
8 TEACHERS, COMPOSERS, AND ENTREPRENEURS -- 9 THE FORTUNES OF MUSICIANS -- 10 THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS -- EPILOGUE -- APPENDIX -- Bibliography -- MANUSCRIPT SOURCES -- PERIODICALS -- BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND DISSERTATIONS -- Index.
Summary: This study focuses on the day-to-day lives and careers of musicians in Britain from 1750-1850.
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1 The social and professional status of musicians in the eighteenth century -- Professional status -- Foreign competition -- Cultural perceptions -- 2 Social profile -- Social origins and mobility -- Geographical origins and mobility -- 3 Patronage -- Royal patronage -- Aristocratic patronage -- Middle-class patronage -- Professional patronage -- Church patronage -- Perceptions -- 4 Musical education -- Chorister training -- University education -- Apprenticeship -- Private lessons -- Foreign study -- Military training -- Educational reforms -- The Royal Academy of Music -- 5 Church musicians -- Organists -- Choir singers -- Church music composers -- 6 Secular musicians: singers -- Concerts -- Theatres -- Cultural values and the voice -- Conclusion -- 7 Secular musicians: instrumentalists -- Soloists -- Chamber musicians -- Private aristocratic and royal concerts -- Orchestral musicians -- Benefit concerts -- Military bands -- Dance bands -- Conclusion -- 8 Teachers, composers, and entrepreneurs -- Teachers -- Composers -- Art music composers -- Theatre composers -- Composers of domestic music and instructional works -- Entrepreneurs -- 9 The fortunes of musicians -- The range of musicians' earnings -- Destitution -- Conclusion -- 10 The struggle for social and professional status -- The eighteenth century -- The early nineteenth century -- Competing visions -- The mid-nineteenth century -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Notes -- INTRODUCTION -- 1 THE SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS OF MUSICIANS IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY -- 2 SOCIAL PROFILE -- 3 PATRONAGE -- 4 MUSICAL EDUCATION -- 5 CHURCH MUSICIANS -- 6 SECULAR MUSICIANS: SINGERS -- 7 SECULAR MUSICIANS: INSTRUMENTALISTS.

8 TEACHERS, COMPOSERS, AND ENTREPRENEURS -- 9 THE FORTUNES OF MUSICIANS -- 10 THE STRUGGLE FOR SOCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS -- EPILOGUE -- APPENDIX -- Bibliography -- MANUSCRIPT SOURCES -- PERIODICALS -- BOOKS, ARTICLES, AND DISSERTATIONS -- Index.

This study focuses on the day-to-day lives and careers of musicians in Britain from 1750-1850.

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