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London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Roger Parker and Susan Rutherford (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Samuel Leigh’s New Picture of London (1839) promised its readers a way of making sense of the English capital at a time when it was, through expansion and diversification, becoming ever more ... More


Vessels of Flame: Letitia Elizabeth Landon and the Improviser’s Voice

Melina Esse

in London Voices, 1820-1840: Vocal Performers, Practices, Histories

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226670188
eISBN:
9780226670218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226670218.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

London in 1824 was a city obsessed with the Italian improvising poets known as improvvisatori. Periodical accounts, reviews, and histories of poetic improvisation abounded, while the popularity of ... More


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