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An annotated severe version of twelve lectures through William Sterndale Bennett (1816-75), the major English musician of the mid-Victorian interval, relevant of the Royal Academy, and conductor of the Philharmonic Society. brought on the London establishment and Cambridge college among 1858 and 1871, they're invaluable either as consultant of the Victorian figuring out of musical background, and for Bennett's astute reviews at the nation of song and musical lifestyles on the time. They comprise admonishments to the British executive for failing to supply enough monetary aid to the paintings; attention-grabbing and infrequently awesome perspectives on many modern composers; and discourses on his personal studies as a certified musician. The lectures are provided with annotations which establish the people, associations and compositions mentioned within the textual content. an in depth creation units the lectures in context and displays on their importance to English musical background and to Bennett's own profession. NICHOLAS TEMPERLEY is Professor of track Emeritus on the collage of Illinois.

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