The musical life of Bath, 1800-1850

Spring, M (2016) 'The musical life of Bath, 1800-1850.' In: Temperley, N, ed. The musicians of Bath and beyond: Edward Loder (1809-1865) and his family. Boydell & Brewer, Martlesham, pp. 24-41. ISBN 9781783270781

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This contextual chapter gives a topology of Bath's musical life during the first part of the nineteenth-century. It challenges the perception that Bath's music activity was in general decline, and argues rather that it was changing and adapting to circumstance. The chapter deals the Bath's musical families, the theatres, places of religion, assembly rooms and concert life, pleasure gardens, shops and music trade. It considers the most active musicians in the city at the time and their professional lives.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 14:34
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:42
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