By Ruth A. Solie
This much-anticipated assortment, bringing jointly new and hard-to-find items via an acclaimed musicologist, mines the plentiful informal texts of the interval to teach how Victorian-era people—English and others—experienced tune and what they understood to be its strength and its reasons. Solie's essays commence from themes as diverse as Beethoven feedback, Macmillan's journal, George Eliot's Daniel Deronda, opera tropes in literature, and the Victorian fantasy of the woman on the piano. They evoke universal themes—including the ethical strength that used to be hooked up to tune within the public brain and the strongly gendered nature of musical perform and sensibility—and in flip recommend the advanced hyperlinks among the background of song and the historical past of ideas.
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