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Music and Image Domesticity, Ideology and Socio-Cultural Formation in Eighteenth-Century England

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ISBN-10: 0521448549

ISBN-13: 9780521448543

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard D. Leppert

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This innovative study examines the place and practice of musical life in eighteenth-century England among the upper classes. Focusing on the home, it shows how domestic music-making was shaped by socio-cultural forces while itself contributing to socio-cultural formation. The evidence examined is extremely broad, but particular attention is given to visual representations of music in paintings, drawings and prints: one hundred illustrations are discussed. The author considers in detail the problematics of imagery itself, analysing both the ideological and the semiotic content of the visual image. Other material analysed includes the music of the period, instruction manuals, tracts on…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/24/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: music visualised
Music, socio-politics, ideologies of male sexuality and power
Music, sexism and female domesticity
Music education as social praxis
Music and the body: dance, power, submission
The male at music: praxis, representation and the problem of identity
The female at music: praxis, representation and the problematic of identity
Music in domestic space: domination, compensation, and the family
Epilogue: the social and ideological relation of musics to privatised space