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Title:
An eighteenth-century musical chronicle : events 1750-1799
Author:
Hall, Charles J.
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Publication Information:
New York : Greenwood Press, 1990.
Physical Description:
177 pages ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780313265761
Format :
Book

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The final volume of a three-volume work chronicling musical history from 1750 to the present. The music-related data includes listings of important world events, cultural activities, and distinguished contributions in both art and music. Worldwide musical events are presented year-by-year.


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Separately published chronologies with a primary focus on music are unusual, though they often appear as appendixes in music history texts, such as D.J. Grout's A History of Western Music (CH, Nov'80). With this volume on the late 18th century, Hall (Andrews University) extends a series of musical chronicles (19th century, CH, Apr'90; 20th century, CH, May'90) produced as a by-product of research for his public radio programs Hall's Musical Years. Year-by-year arrangement with categories for world events and cultural highlights outside music, and births, deaths, debuts, and other categories specific to music are employed consistently and should prove useful to the researcher seeking the context of a given musical event. The clear and sensible system of abbreviations and excellent indexing enhance the book's utility. Hall's volume follows accepted practice with respect to categorization of materials, such as those in J. Trager's The People's Chronology (CH, Jan'80), Almanac of American History, ed. by A.S. Schlesinger and J.S. Bowman (CH, Mar'84) and the Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates, ed. by G. Carruth (8th ed., 1987). Hall is professor of music theory and composition, and a teacher of graduate courses in music history at Andrews University in Michigan. Recommended for all collections. -C. A. Kolczynski, Boston Public Library