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Musical Life of the Crystal Palace

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ISBN-10: 0521616077

ISBN-13: 9780521616072

Edition: 2005

Authors: Michael Musgrave

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Though it was never designed to accommodate musical performance, the Crystal Palace at Sydenham, opened in 1854, quickly established itself as the most important single location for public music-making in the United Kingdom. For almost fifty years the orchestral concerts and choral festivals provided weekly performances which set new standards and introduced new repertory unparalleled anywhere in its time. Since its spectacular destruction by fire in 1936, the once familiar patterns of music-making have been long forgotten. This is the first book to reconstruct the musical history of the Crystal Palace. In so doing, Michael Musgrave also offers a unique survey of British musical life…    
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Book details

List price: $47.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of illustrations
The Beginnings
The Crystal Palace in Hyde Park
The Crystal Palace at Sydenham
The Choral Life
The Handel festivals 1857-1926
Other large scale choral performances
August Manns and the Saturday Concerts, 1855-1900
The concerts, orchestra and conductor
Programmes, performers, repertory, programme notes
The Crystal Palace and its audience
Other Orchestral, Vocal and Instrumental Concerts
After Manns: the Crystal Palace amateur orchestra and choir
Popular concerts
Solo instrumental music
The Broader Educational Dimension
Exhibitions; The School of Art, Science and Literature, the Theatre
The great popular festivals
The Handel festivals selection day programmes and repertory, 1857-1923
Personnel of the Saturday orchestra
Works by non-British composers given first British performances in the Saturday concerts of the Crystal Palace
Works by British composers given first performances in the Saturday concerts of the Crystal Palace
Staged works with music performed in the theatre
The Brass Band championships