Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth-Century France (Hardcover)
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This study of the French early music revival gives us a vivid sense of how music's cultural meanings were contested in the nineteenth century. It surveys the main patterns of revivalist activity while also providing in-depth studies of repertories stretching from Adam de la Halle to Rameau.
About the Author
Katharine Ellis is Reader in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work centers on the cultural history of music in nineteenth-century France. She has published on "directors' opera" in the 1830s, Wagnerism, music criticism, women as performers, and music education. Current projects include a volume of Berlioziana edited with David Charlton, and a monograph on music in the French regions. A former joint editor of Music & Letters, Ellis is editor of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association.