The Musical Crowd in English Fiction, 1840-1910: Class, Culture and Nation
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan | ISBN 10: 1403999945 | 2006 | PDF | 256 pages | 10.1 MB
Examining innovations in audience behaviour, musical ensembles and mass-music movements, this book provides insight into how musical performances contributed to emerging ideas about class and national identity. Offering a fresh reading of bestselling fictional works of the day, Weliver draws upon crowd theory, climate theory, ethnology, science, music reviews and books by professional musicians to demonstrate how these discourses were mutually constitutive. This interdisciplinary undertaking will interest those working in the fields of English literature, musicology, social history and cultural studies.