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 Argonaut Orpheus

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Focusing on Charles Burney's 1772 central European journey to collect material for a general history of music, this chapter shows how travel and musical mapping were co-opted for the making of a ... More


The ‘Chit-Chat way’: The Letters of Mrs Thrale and Dr Burney

Alvaro Ribeiro

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

There are sixty-nine sparkling letters which constitute the surviving correspondence between Mrs Hester Lynch Thrale, the centre of the literary circle at Streatham, and Dr Charles Burney, the ... More


Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Vanessa Agnew

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Ancient beliefs in the power of music gained urgency during the mid to late 18th century. The period saw an efflorescence of Orpheus-themed musical works, including operas by Gluck, Mozart, and ... More


Charles Burney Discovers China

Thomas Irvine

in Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores Charles Burney’s long en­gagement with China, which scholars have mostly overlooked. Burney ap­proached Chinese music in his usual eclectic fashion. When he began his China ... More


Introduction

Vanessa Agnew

in Enlightenment Orpheus: The Power of Music in Other Worlds

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336665
eISBN:
9780199868544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336665.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This introductory chapter presents the central figures in the book — Charles Burney and his German interlocutors — along with the book's main problem: the Enlightenment interrogation of Neoplatonic ... More


Music as an Object of Natural History

Emily I. Dolan

in Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226402079
eISBN:
9780226402109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226402109.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dolan argues that Burney’s History of Music (1776-89) marked a major epistemological shift: a change in the kind of “object of knowledge” music was understood to be, bringing along with it new ... More


Europe’s Living Muses: Women, Music, and Modernity in Burney’s History and Tours

Matthew Head

in Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273849
eISBN:
9780520954762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273849.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Among Reichardt’s intellectual sources and vexations was Charles Burney’s Journal of a Tour through Germany(1773). Burney himself drew on David Hume’s symbolic figuration of women as arbiters of arts ... More


Classical Music’s Coarse Caress

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.04
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Romanticism arose along with other values that are the foundations of modern life, like human rights, democracy, the decimal system, the universal use of family names, marriage based on love, and ... More


Musicology

David Fallows

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0027
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the achievements of Great Britain in medieval musicology during the twentieth century. British universities came to musicology very late and it was only in the 1950s that ... More


Red Hot Voice

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 takes a radically material turn away from the historical questions of chapters 1 and 2 and to the musically embodied castrato voice, now vexingly lost. While acknowledging the acoustic ... More


Sovereign Feminine: Music and Gender in Eighteenth-Century Germany

Matthew Head

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273849
eISBN:
9780520954762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273849.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Between about 1770 and 1800 in central and northern German states, female musicians flourished as performers and composers, their achievements celebrated by some contemporary male critics as ... More


The Church Music Industry

Nicholas Baragwanath

in The Solfeggio Tradition: A Forgotten Art of Melody in the Long Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197514085
eISBN:
9780197514115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514085.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The chapter details the daily routine of an apprentice, which involved singing and playing for an interminable round of church services as part of the enormous liturgical music industry in Italy. ... More


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