Nineteenth-century music has never faded as a foundational subject of inquiry among musicologists nor has its popularity waned in the concert hall or college classroom. Since at least the 1980s, however, musicologists have begun to question the prominence given to the repertoire presented in these spaces and, more broadly, the influence of the canon on modern perceptions of music of the past. Critical interrogation of musicology and its historiography has yielded an expanding list of composers, provided a more balanced view of compositional practices, and opened the door to reconsiderations of performance, circulation, and reception. This type of research provides a more holistic approach to Western music and allows for new examinations of old...
Review: Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America, by Katherine K. Preston
CANDACE BAILEY is Professor of Musicology at North Carolina Central University. Her current research focuses on women and music in the United States during the nineteenth century. Her most recent book is Charleston Belles Abroad (University of South Carolina Press, 2019). She will be a National Humanities Center Fellow and Kate Van Winkle Keller Fellow at the American Antiquarian Society in 2019–20.
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Candace Bailey; Review: Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America, by Katherine K. Preston. Journal of the American Musicological Society 1 August 2019; 72 (2): 581–585. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/jams.2019.72.2.581
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