Cooper, Victoria L: The House of Novello (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Catalogue No: 9780754600886

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Subtitle: Practice & Policy of a Victorian Music Publisher, 1829–1866 Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Department: Biographies & Reference Books - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents: Introduction; The economic and social environment in England, 1829–1866: Economic environment and definition of the middle class; Ecclesiastical and social reform; The choral movement; Domestic music and performance; House Editorial Techniques: Sources of Novello editions; Editorial philosophy; Editions of 18th-century music; Editions of contemporary music: the Missa solemnis; Editions from spurious sources: Mozart and Haydn; The Novello stockbook, 1858–1869: a chronicle of publishing activity: Publishing policy: compositions, format, quantity; Novello's printing methods; Balance of supply and demand; Contemporary issues of the Victorian music publisher: Definition of the market and demand; Acquisition methods; Copyright law: protection and copublication; The "taxes on knowledge" and the printing duties; The Musical Times as a reflection of Novello's editorial policies: Origins of The Musical Times; Contemporary music journals and fine arts periodicals; The Musical World; The music supplements; The house journal and editorial policy; Conclusion: Bibliography; Appendixes.