The Oxford History of English Music: Volume II: c.1715 to the Present Day

The Oxford History of English Music: Volume II: c.1715 to the Present Day

by John Caldwell


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The Oxford History of English Music, Volume 2 takes the story of English Music from c.1715 to the present day. Apart from discussing the music of the principal composers, it focuses to a certain extent on the work of lesser musicians, and includes developments in light and popular music as well as in serious genres. After seven chapters in which the main events are considered chronologically, a further chapter deals specifically with folk music and popular music of all periods, and a final chapter covers social issues not otherwise handled in detail. There are over a hundred musical examples, illustrating all chapters except the last, and all based on original sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198162889
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/25/1999
Series: Oxford History of English Music , #2
Pages: 648
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Handel and his English Contemporaries, c.1715-c.1760
2. The Later Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries, 1760-1815
3. From the Later Georgian to the Mid-Victorian Age
4. Later Victorian Music and the 'English Renaissance', 1870-1914
5. Post-romanticism, 1914-1945
6. Tradition and Avant-Garde, 1945-1975
7. Modernism and Post-modernism, 1976-1996
8. Folk Music and Popular Music
9. England and Its Music

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