Irving, Howard: Ancients & Moderns (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Subtitle: William Crotch & the Development of Classical Music Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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Contents: Part One: Ancients and Moderns: Introduction; Who was William Crotch?; Crotch’s lectures; The moderns; Charles Burney and the quarrel; William Crotch and the Quarrel of Ancients and Moderns: Introduction: Crotch and Charles Burney; William Weber and the ancient-modern quarrel; Crotch’s retrospective and a new role for the professional; Crotch and Sir Joshua Reynolds; Pergolesi and the moderns; John Marsh on the quarrel; Don Giovanni and the birth of classical music; Conclusion; Charles Burney, the Ancients and the Moderns: Burney and musical Toryism; Burney and the ancients; The ideologies of ancient and modern music; Was Burney really a Tory?; Politics and the moderns; Two views on moral music; Mason’s Essays; Burney and primitivism; Conclusion: British music criticism at the end of the 18th century; Musicians and Men of Letters: Crotch and the liberal arts; Crotch, Burney and the musical picturesque; Burney and the men of letters; The music of antiquity; Classic and Gothic; Recasting the corruption myth; Crotch on the moderns; Crotch on "design"; Crotch on The Creation; Conclusion: Crotch and classical music; Part Two: Crotch’s 1818 Lectures: Editorial introduction; Crotch’s 1818 lectures; Introductory lecture 1818 (NRO MS 11232/2); Lecture II 1818 (NRO MS 11232/3); Lect. III 1818 ( NRO MS 11232/4; Lecture IV. 1818. Sinfonias (NRO MS 11232/5); Lecture V. 1st act of Don Giovanni (NRO MS 11232/6); Lecture VI. 1818. 2nd act of Don Giovanni (NRO MS 11232/7); Lecture VII 1818. Alexander’s Feast. Handel (NRO MS 11232/8); Lecture VIII. The Dettingen Te Deum (NRO MS 11229/9); Bibliography; Index.