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Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations

Ruth Solie

Abstract

Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping meanings and vocabularies from the Victorian era, this book examines sources as disparate as journalism, novels, etiquette manuals, religious tracts, and teenagers' diaries for the muffled, even subterranean, conversations that reveal so much about what music meant to the Victorians. The chapters fill in some of the most intriguing blanks in our understanding of music's history. This book mines the abund ... More

Keywords: Victorian journalism, Victorian novels, Victorian etiquette, religious tracts, teenagers' diaries, Beethoven criticism, Macmillan's Magazine, George Eliot, Daniel Deronda, opera tropes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520238459
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520238459.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruth Solie, author