Released on 2015Categories Concerts

The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

Author: Roy Johnston

Publisher:

ISBN: 1315085771

Category: Concerts

Page: 383

View: 373

"Roy Johnston and Declan Plummer provide a refreshing portrait of Belfast in the nineteenth century. Before his death Roy Johnston, had written a full draft, based on an impressive array of contemporary sources, with deep and detailed attention especially to contemporary newspapers. With the deft and sensitive contribution of Declan Plummer the finished book offers a telling view of Belfast?s thriving musical life. Largely without the participation and example of local aristocracy, nobility and gentry, Belfast?s musical society was formed largely by the townspeople themselves in the eighteenth century and by several instrumental and choral societies in the nineteenth century. As the town grew in size and developed an industrial character, its townspeople identified increasingly with the large industrial towns and cities of the British mainland. Efforts to place themselves on the principal touring circuit of the great nineteenth-century concert artists led them to build a concert hall not in emulation of Dublin but of the British industrial towns. Belfast audiences had experienced English opera in the eighteenth century, and in due course in the nineteenth century they found themselves receiving the touring opera companies, in theatres newly built to accommodate them. Through an energetic groundwork revision of contemporary sources, Johnston and Plummer reveal a picture of sustained vitality and development that justifies Belfast?s prominent place the history of nineteenth-century musical culture in Ireland and more broadly in the British Isles."--Provided by publisher.
Released on 2017-07-05Categories Music

The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

Author: Roy Johnston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351542111

Category: Music

Page: 353

View: 609

Roy Johnston and Declan Plummer provide a refreshing portrait of Belfast in the nineteenth century. Before his death Roy Johnston, had written a full draft, based on an impressive array of contemporary sources, with deep and detailed attention especially to contemporary newspapers. With the deft and sensitive contribution of Declan Plummer the finished book offers a telling view of Belfasts thriving musical life. Largely without the participation and example of local aristocracy, nobility and gentry, Belfasts musical society was formed largely by the townspeople themselves in the eighteenth century and by several instrumental and choral societies in the nineteenth century. As the town grew in size and developed an industrial character, its townspeople identified increasingly with the large industrial towns and cities of the British mainland. Efforts to place themselves on the principal touring circuit of the great nineteenth-century concert artists led them to build a concert hall not in emulation of Dublin but of the British industrial towns. Belfast audiences had experienced English opera in the eighteenth century, and in due course in the nineteenth century they found themselves receiving the touring opera companies, in theatres newly built to accommodate them. Through an energetic groundwork revision of contemporary sources, Johnston and Plummer reveal a picture of sustained vitality and development that justifies Belfasts prominent place the history of nineteenth-century musical culture in Ireland and more broadly in the British Isles.
Released on 2015-12-28Categories Music

The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

The Musical Life of Nineteenth-Century Belfast

Author: Dr Roy Johnston

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754663256

Category: Music

Page: 353

View: 263

Roy Johnston and Declan Plummer provide a refreshing portrait of Belfast in the nineteenth century. Based on an impressive array of contemporary sources, with deep and detailed attention especially to contemporary newspapers they reveal a picture of sustained vitality and development that justifies Belfast’s prominent place the history of nineteenth-century musical culture in Ireland and more broadly in the British Isles.
Released on 2007Categories History

Music in Nineteenth-century Ireland

Music in Nineteenth-century Ireland

Author: Michael Murphy

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129856170

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 975

This book, the 9th volume in the Irish Musical Studies Series, collects 15 essays on various aspects of musical life in Ireland in the 19th century, including sacred and secular musical life in various centres; collections of Irish traditional music, the reception of Irish traditional music in literature, painting and Victorian society; music education; issues concerning opera; the nature of the musical press; the use of music for social altruism; the music of R.P. Stewart; the dialogue between Germany and Ireland; the Czechs and Irish music. Contributors: Paul Rodmell (U. Birmingham), Anne Dempsey (ind.), Roy Johnston (ind.), Paul Collins (Mary I.), Marie McCarthy (U. Maryland), Maria McHale (ind.), Jimmy O'Brien Moran (U. Limerick), Barra Boydell (NUIM), David Cooper (U. Leeds), Ita Beausang (ind.), Michael Murphy (Mary I.), Lisa Parker (Mary I.), Harry White (UCD), Joachim Fischer (U. Limerick), Jan Smaczny (QUB), Axel Klein (ind.). (Series: Irish Musical Studies)
Released on 2017-09-29Categories Music

The Piano in Nineteenth-Century British Culture

The Piano in Nineteenth-Century British Culture

Author: Susan Wollenberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351541572

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 329

Since the publication of The London Pianoforte School (ed. Nicholas Temperley) twenty years ago, research has proliferated in the area of music for the piano during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and into developments in the musical life of London, for a time the centre of piano manufacturing, publishing and performance. But none has focused on the piano exclusively within Britain. The eleven chapters in this volume explore major issues surrounding the instrument, its performers and music within an expanded geographical context created by the spread of the instrument and the growth of concert touring. Topics covered include: the piano trade and how piano manufacturing affected a major provincial town; the reception of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum during the nineteenth century; the shift from composer-pianists to pianist-interpreters in the first half of the century that triggered crucial changes in piano performance and concert structure; the growth of musical life in the peripheries outside major musical centres; the pianist as advocate for contemporary composers as well as for historical repertory; the status of British pianists both in relation to foreigners on tour in Britain and as welcomed star performers in outposts of the Empire; marketing forces that had an impact on piano sales, concerts and piano careers; leading virtuosos, writers and critics; the important role played by women pianists and the development of the recording industry, bringing the volume into the early twentieth century.