The Guitar in Stuart England: A Social and Musical History

The Guitar in Stuart England: A Social and Musical History

by Christopher Page

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108419789
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/16/2017
Series: Musical Performance and Reception Series
Pages: 306
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Christopher Page is a Fellow of the British Academy, Professor of Medieval Music and Literature at the University of Cambridge, Professor of Music in Gresham College, London, and one of the world's foremost scholars of historical performance and musical instruments. This book follows The Guitar in Tudor England (Cambridge, 2015), winner of the 2017 Nicholas Bessaraboff Prize awarded by the American Musical Instrument Society. Christopher Page holds the Dent Medal of the Royal Musical Association awarded for outstanding services to musicology.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The guitar in Jacobean and Caroline England (I): court masque and town fashion; 2. The guitar in Jacobean and Caroline England (II): London and lodgings abroad; 3. The restoration court; 4. Regarding the female guitarist; 5. Guitars, gallants and gentlewomen; 6. Samuel Pepys and the guitar all'Italiana; 7. The autumn of the five-course guitar in England.

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