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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 36–65.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Amy Dunagin The first two sustained efforts to chronicle the history of English music were conducted independently during the 1710s and 1720s by Thomas Tudway and Roger North. They wrote in the context of the escalating popularity of Italian opera in England. Their histories also resonated...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 36–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Keith Johnston Montesquieu's climatological theory of character played an important role in English musical criticism in the third quarter of the eighteenth century and helped form an intellectual basis for an English critique of Italian comic opera in the sentimental mode. Critics like Joseph...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of letters. Despite Johnson’s own lack of interest in music, he was willing to aid his friend with his magnum opus: a history of music that would eventually extend to four volumes. And that assistance included ghostwriting: enlisting Johnson as his uncredited collaborator was the ultimate proof of Burney’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Cassandra Ulph The formative influence on Frances Burney’s work of the artistic-professional context of her upbringing has only recently begun to be recognized. Early experiences in her father’s musical household informed Burney’s construction of a literary identity that balanced her professionally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 99–124.
Published: 01 January 2019
... music literature ecocriticism nature ...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 81–86.
Published: 01 September 2012
...James A. Winn Review Essay The Key of  Utterance James A. Winn Boston University Marshall Brown. The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul: Essays on Music and Poetry (Seattle: Univ. of  Washington...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (3): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 2010
...William Donaldson Matthew Gelbart. The Invention of “Folk Music” and “Art Music”: Emerging Categories from Ossian to Wagner (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ., 2007). Pp. xii + 287. 13 music examples. $95 Duke University Press 2010 Review Essay Folk...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2008) 32 (2): 81–97.
Published: 01 April 2008
... to music than Johnson was, Boswell gives an even fuller account; he writes of drinking parties singing spirited songs in Erse, of the whole company singing songs round the table after dinner, and ladies singing songs to the accompaniment of guitar.3 He tells how, in Nairn, “over...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 137–140.
Published: 01 January 2014
... widely observed convention in the West, Rus- sian music starts in the latter half of the nineteenth century, not much earlier than Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-­Korsakov, Mussorgsky, or Borodin. Thus, let me first salute Irina Naroditskaya for the unusual decision of starting her story about Russian music...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (2): 80–110.
Published: 01 April 2012
... to its symmetry as such,” which “prepares for assent to the matter identified with it” Rheto( - ric, 58). In fact, Gregory Clark has suggested that Burke’s theory of form is implicitly founded upon the experience of music, inasmuch as music coor- dinates the emotional responses of singers...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2015) 39 (2): 66–70.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Philip Smallwood Winn James Anderson . Queen Anne: Patroness of Arts . ( New York : Oxford Univ. , 2014 ). Pp. xxi + 792. 35 b/w ills., 18 color inserts, 28 musical examples. $39.95 Copyright 2015 by Duke University Press 2015 Review Essay...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 23–44.
Published: 01 April 2002
..., while Aeneas’ abandonment of Dido warns William III against neglecting England— although it should be noted that that would have deeply offended the new monarchs.3 Many critics agree upon a première of 1689;4 but others object that the opera’s musical style pre-dates 1689...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 104–109.
Published: 01 April 2013
... patronage of the Hanoverians. The Sharp Family, family as orchestra on a river cruise, is a plethora of musical instruments and their players, the first as precisely rendered as the second. Aside from that, there is the joke: Granville Sharp holds up a double flageolet behind his brother...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (2): 17–42.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Press 2020 musical elegy popular balladry female warrior heroine musicology folklore Eighteenth- Century Life Volume 44, Number 2, April 2020 doi 10.1215/00982601-8218591 Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 1 7 Transcendent Ephemera: Performing Deep Structure in Elegies, Ballads...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 1–11.
Published: 01 April 2018
... was, by prominent in “letters,” “tasteful arts,” “learning,” and the “science of sweet sounds.” The Burney family boasted among its achievements not only Fran- ces’s novels but also the works of her father Charles (historian of music), the performances of her sisters Esther and Susanna (musicians), the seafar...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (3): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and her reign are evident in the many musical odes written in her honor. More such compositions were performed during 1689–1714 than at any time prior. These odes continued through the reign of the Georges, suggest- ing an ongoing need to buttress royal authority. The prime occasions...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2010) 34 (2): 65–82.
Published: 01 April 2010
... studies have demonstrated. In Radimisto (1720), Handel’s first opera for the Royal Academy of  Music, for which Haym certainly adapted the libretto, it is clear that Handel suggested significant changes to his collaborator; Andrew Jones has recently addressed similar issues concerning Haym’s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
... a reconciliation with Frances Burney, now Mme d’Arblay, in 1814. Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 correspondence friendship mentoring Bluestockings Burney evangelicalism Sunday schools proto-feminism family music A Bluestocking...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2021) 45 (3): 116–134.
Published: 01 September 2021
... with monastic institutions in eighteenth-century Austria. It was a form of musical entertainment clearly favored by Abbot Kollmann for whom a number of examples were commissioned from various composers throughout his career. 4 The allegorical Latin libretto of Haydn's cantata, entitled Jubilaeum Virtutis...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2001) 25 (2): v–ix.
Published: 01 April 2001
..., of publishing articles on music that literary scholars find appealing, on art that sociolo- gists read, on sociology that art historians read. It is also filled with sur- prises, articles on topics we didn’t know existed, like unbuilt national monu...