Musical salon culture in the long nineteenth century

Bunzel, A. and Loges, N., eds. (2019) Musical salon culture in the long nineteenth century. Boydell & Brewer, Martlesham, Suffolk. ISBN 9781783273904 (hardback) 9781787445345 (e-book)


This collection explores the idea of music in the salon during the long nineteenth century, both as a socio-cultural phenomenon, and as a source of artistic innovation and exchange. Drawing on a wide range of scholarly approaches, this book uses the idea of the salon as a springboard to examine issues such as gender, religion, biography and performance; to explore the ways in which the salon was represented in different media; and to showcase the heterogeneity of the salon through a selection of case studies. It offers fresh considerations of familiar salons in large cultural centres, as well as insights into lesser-known salons in both Europe and the United States. Bringing together an international group of scholars, the collection underscores the enduring impact of the European musical salon. A review of this book in Fontes Artis Musicae Vol. 67 No. 2 (April-June 2020) is available at this link:

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