Music in Eighteenth-Century England: Essays in Memory of Charles Cudworth

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 13, 1983 - Music - 265 pages
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English eighteenth-century music is comparatively neglected as an academic topic despite its increasing popularity with listeners, both on record and in the concert hall. Yet England in the eighteenth century was the scene of the liveliest and most various musical activity. The essays in this book, by leading English and American scholars, are devoted to the social and intellectual background, and to the composers who dominated the period, including Handel and Haydn.

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Thomas Tudways History of Music
Purcellian passages in the compositions of G F Handel
the texts and their sources
The recovery of Handels operas
notes on John Christopher Smith the younger
a checklist
New light on the libretto of The Creation
some additions and annotations
A bibliography of the writings of Charles Cudworth

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Christopher Hogwood is an internationally renowned conductor and founder of the Academy of Ancient Music, with whom he has made more than 200 recordings, including the first complete Mozart symphonies on period instruments.

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