The Musical Life of the Crystal Palace

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Cambridge University Press, 13.04.1995 - 272 Seiten
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 stretching from the Victorian period to the eve of the Second World War. Fully illustrated and with valuable catalogues of performers and repertoire, the book will be of interest to students and scholars of nineteenth- and twentieth-century music, British social history, and architecture, as well as to the general music enthusiast.
 

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Introduction
3
The Handel Festivals 18571926
27
Other largescale choral performances
58
The concerts orchestra and conductor
67
Programmes performers repertory programme notes
82
The Crystal Palace and its audience
117
the Crystal Palace amateur
127
Popular concerts
133
Exhibitions the School of Art Science and Literature
161
The great popular festivals
181
APPENDICES
215
Staged works with music performed in the theatre
231
The Brass Band championships
237
Bibliography
264
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