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The Resource Music of the Raj : a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society, Ian Woodfield

Music of the Raj : a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society, Ian Woodfield

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Music of the Raj : a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society
Title
Music of the Raj
Title remainder
a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society
Statement of responsibility
Ian Woodfield
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Music of the Raj is a study of musical life in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society, based on the unpublished correspondence of an extended network of families. The writers of these letters - amateurs with a passionate commitment to the art of music - provide a perceptive commentary on many of the major issues of the day: the stylistic change from Baroque to Galant, the replacement of the harpsichord with the pianoforte, the establishment of the musical canon, and the growing economic and cultural influence of women musicians." "Among the topics discussed are the transport, tuning and maintenance of instruments, the relationship between amateur pupil and professional teacher, the conduct of the domestic musical soiree, the role of glee singing in courtship, and the musical education of children. An account is also given of the growth of an expatriate musical culture among the European inhabitants of early colonial Calcutta, and the musical tastes of major Anglo-Indian figures such as Robert Clive, Warren Hastings, and Sir William Jones are assessed. English attitudes to Indian music is an important theme, especially as manifested in the fashion for 'Hindostannie' airs, transcriptions of Indian melodies in European musical language." "The study concludes with an examination of the musical lives of wealthy 'nabobs' back in England, where they immersed themselves in Italian musical culture, taking the Grand Tour, supporting opera at the King's Theatre, and employing fashionable Italian teachers for their children."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodfield, Ian
Dewey number
780/.954/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML338.3
LC item number
.W66 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • British
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
  • Music
Label
Music of the Raj : a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society, Ian Woodfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43790316
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780198164333
Lccn
00037449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, music
Label
Music of the Raj : a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society, Ian Woodfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-261) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43790316
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 274 pages
Isbn
9780198164333
Lccn
00037449
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, music

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