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Author Hohl Trillini, Regula.

Title The Gaze of the Listener : English Representations of Domestic Music-Making
Published Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages)
Series Word and Music Studies, 10 ; v. v. 10
Word and music studies ; 10
Contents Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; I. Sex and the Virginals; II. "Musick in the House, Musick in the Heart, and Musick also in Heaven": The Harpsichord; III. "Accomplishments, Accomplishments, Accomplishments": The Piano-Forte; IV. "Glorious disability" The Piano and the Mid-Victorians; V. Triumph and Oblivion; Conclusion; References
Summary This study analyzes representations of music in fiction, drama and poetry as well as normative texts in order to contribute to a gendered cultural history of domestic performance. From the Tudors to the First World War, playing the harpsichord or piano was an indispensable asset of any potential bride, and education manuals as well as courtship plots and love poems pay homage to this social function of music. The Gaze of the Listener charts the fundamental tension which determines all these texts: while music is warmly recommended in conduct books and provides standard metaphors like concord a
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Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Knowledge -- Music
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Knowledge -- Music.
Music in literature -- History -- 17th century.
Music in literature -- History -- 18th century.
Music in literature -- History -- 19th century.
Music -- Social aspects -- England.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9401206511