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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 (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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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 3. Reproduced from D. W. Krummell, “Oblong Format in Early Music in Early Music Books,” The Library 26 (1971): 312–24; the illustration is on 317. Courtesy of the Oxford University Press. More
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Published: 01 January 2024
Figure 11. Rudiments of Music (Cheshire: William Law, 1790). Courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 134–158.
Published: 01 January 2024
...Figure 3. Reproduced from D. W. Krummell, “Oblong Format in Early Music in Early Music Books,” The Library 26 (1971): 312–24; the illustration is on 317. Courtesy of the Oxford University Press. ...
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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 (2022) 46 (3): 30–51.
Published: 01 September 2022
... to the queen in her later years; she shows how this bond is represented by gifts given and received, by furniture and musical instruments bought from the royals and displayed or played in the Papendiek home, and by occasions upon which she stands proxy for the queen. Papendiek exploits her connection...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 52–82.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Robert D. Hume Little scholarly attention has been devoted to the dramaturgy of Handel's operas, which seems secondary to musical and circumstantial matters of venue and performers. This article argues that important things can be learned by attempting to categorize, analyze, and assess...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 83–100.
Published: 01 September 2022
... moved away from Italian opera and toward English oratorio. While Fielding was critical of the former, the latter genre aligned with his aesthetic ideal, which favored word‐centric music performed in English with a minimum of “Tinsel, or . . . Ostentation.” Indeed, it is arguable that in his ballad‐opera...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (1): 99–124.
Published: 01 January 2019
... lutes, to the lutenist-less Aeolian instruments of the Romantic era (as exemplified in the writings of Coleridge). I will argue that this specific trajectory is of particular importance, especially when viewed from an ecocritical perspective. lutes music literature ecocriticism nature...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2012) 36 (3): 81–86.
Published: 01 September 2012
...James A. Winn Brown Marshall . The Tooth That Nibbles at the Soul: Essays on Music and Poetry ( Seattle : Univ. of Washington , 2010 ). Pp. xii + 374. $75 cloth, $35 paper Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Review Essay...
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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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