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Author Duncan, Cheryll

Title Felice Giardini and Professional Music Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century London
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019


Description 1 online resource (135 pages)
Series Royal Musical Association Monographs
Royal Musical Association monographs.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 The documents; Legal background; Physical description; Case summary and outcomes; Chapter 2 Biographies; Felice Giardini: early years in England; John Cox: music trader and publisher; Chapter 3 Early collaborations; First publications; Giardini's royal licence; Subscription concerts; Mr Ogle's series 1751-52; Giardini/Vincent series 1753; Giardini/Chabran series 1754; Giardini/Frasi series 1755; Giardini and the Opera 1756-57
Chapter 4 Giardini and Cox in courtGiardini's indebtedness to Cox; The publication of Giardini's Overtures; Cox's administration of concerts and operas; Chapter 5 Giardini's account at Cox's music shop; Violin costs; Giardini's other instruments; Music purchases; Other expenses; Advertising costs; Giardini's picture; Conclusion; Appendix 1: Schedule A1; Appendix 2: Giardini's associates; Chabran (Schabran), Charles (1723-54); Ciampi (Chiampi), Vincenzo (?1719-62); Colla (Cola) brothers (fl. c.1740-c.1770); Mrs Ogle (c.1710-c.1765); Winch, Christopher (fl. c.1725-61); Index
Summary Felice Giardini and Professional Music Culture in Mid-Eighteenth-Century London explores Giardini's influence on British musical life through his multifaceted career as performer, teacher, composer, concert promoter and opera impresario. The crux of the study is a detailed account of Giardini's partnership with the music seller/publisher John Cox during the 1750s, presented using new biographical information which contextualizes their business dealings and subsequent disaccord. The resulting litigation, the details of which have only recently come to light, is explored here via a complex set of archival materials. The findings offer new information about the economics of professional music culture at the time, including detailed figures for performers' fees, the printing and binding of music scores, the charges arising from the administration of concerts and operas, the sale, hire and repair of various instruments and the cost of what today we would call intellectual property rights. This is a fascinating study for musicologists and followers of Giardini, as well as for readers with an interest in classical music, social history and legal history
Notes Cheryll Duncan is Senior Lecturer in Music at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. Her primary research interests concern music culture in Britain during the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with a particular focus on records of the equity and common-law courts. She has published articles in Cambridge Opera Journal, Early Music, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of the Society for Musicology in Ireland, Opera Journal, and Royal Musical Association Research Chronicle, and has contributed a chapter to Geminiani Studies, ed. Christopher Hogwood
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Subject Giardini, Felice, 1716-1796.
Giardini, Felice, 1716-1796
Music -- England -- London -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Concerts -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
England -- London
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781000732542