Music and the Middle Class: The Social Structure of Concert Life in London,Paris and Vienna between 1830 and 1848 / Edition 2

Music and the Middle Class: The Social Structure of Concert Life in London,Paris and Vienna between 1830 and 1848 / Edition 2

by William Weber
ISBN-10:
0754635635
ISBN-13:
9780754635635
Pub. Date:
03/01/2004
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis

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Music and the Middle Class: The Social Structure of Concert Life in London,Paris and Vienna between 1830 and 1848 / Edition 2

First published in 1975, Music and the Middle Class made a trail-blazing contribution to the social history of music, bringing together sociological and historical methods that have subsequently become accepted as central to the discipline of musicology. Moreover, the major themes of the book are ones which scholars today continue to grapple with: the nature of the middle class(es) and their role in cultural definition; the concept of taste publics distinct from social status; and the establishment of the musical canon. This classic text is reissued here in Ashgate's Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain series, though of course the book ranges beyond its study of London to discuss in detail the contrasting concert life of Paris and Vienna. This edition features a substantial new preface which takes into account the significant work that has been done in this field since the book first appeared, and provides a unique opportunity to assess the impact the book has had on our thinking about the European middle class and its role in musical life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754635635
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/01/2004
Series: Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain Series
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; The cultural explosion: an overview; The high-status popular music public; The high-status classical music public; The low-status concert public; Conclusion; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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