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Contents: Foreword; Introduction, Simon McVeigh. Part 1 Towns And Cities: Concert topography and provincial towns in 18th-century England, Peter Borsay; Clergy, music societies and the development of a musical tradition: a study of music societies in Hereford, 1690–1760, Elizabeth Chevill; Competition and collaboration: concert promotion in Newcastle and Durham, 1752–72, Roz Southey; Musical culture and the capital city: the epoch of the beau monde in London, 1700–1870, William Weber. Part 2 Sources And Genres: 'The first talents of Europe': British music printers and publishers and imported instrumental music in the 18th century, Jenny Burchell; Musicians and music copyists in mid-18th-century Oxford, Donald Burrows and Peter Ward Jones; The catch and glee in 18th-century provincial England, Brian Robins; The string quartet in London concert life, 1769–99, Meredith McFarlane and Simon McVeigh. Part 3 Contexts For Concerts: Music and drama at the Oxford Act of 1713, H. Diack Johnstone; The pleasures and penalties of networking: John Frederick Lampe in the summer of 1750, Roy Johnston; 'So much rational and elegant amusement, at an expence comparatively inconsiderable': the Holywell concerts in the 18th century, Susan Wollenberg; Gigs, roadies and promoters: marketing 18th-century concerts, Rosamond McGuinness; Women pianists in late 18th-century London, Nicholas Salwey. Index.
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