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19th-Century Music (2015) 39 (2): 125–141.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Céline Frigau Manning In some descriptions from the first half of the nineteenth century, scientific categories are used syncretically to explain opera singers' talents, including their innate and acquired dispositions, and their effects on audiences. Phrenology sought to read on the surface...
Journal Articles
19th-Century Music (2015) 39 (2): 99–124.
Published: 01 November 2015
... on the topic of music and phrenology, bolstered by the establishment of the London Phrenological Society (1823), and its sister organization, the British Phrenological Association (1838). They placed the creative imagination, music, and the “natural” life of the mind into a fraught discourse around music...