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by Ian Woodfield

Category: Music
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Author: Ian Woodfield
ISBN: 0198164335
ISBN13: 978-0198164333
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 1, 2001)
Pages: 296
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Early Music'Delightful book.

Early Music'Delightful book. Ian Woodfield's solid achievement is a product of canny scholarship: the ability to select and relate evidence, to discern telling detail, structure an argument, and to write with a style worthy of his protagonists. Times Literary SupplementMusic of the Raj provides a colourful portrait of daily musical life in the late eighteenth century

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Music of the Raj book. Music of the Raj provides a colourful portrait of daily musical life in the late eighteenth century. Music of the Raj: A Social and Economic History of Music in Late Eighteenth Century Anglo-Indian Society. Based on unpublished Anglo-Indian correspondence, Woodfield illustrates in fascinating detail the musical activities of a group of English employees of the East India Company, in Calcutta and London, at that time.

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Thompson, G. (2003) Ian Woodfield

Thompson, G. (2003) Ian Woodfield. Music of the Raj: A Social and Economic History of Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Indian Society. In: The World of Music, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 174-175.

Farrell, Gerry 1997 Indian music and the West. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press. Leppert, Richard 1988 Music and image: Domesticity, ideology, and sociocultural formation in eighteenth-century England. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press. Woodfield, Ian 1995 English musicians in the age of exploration. 2001 Opera and drama in eighteenth century London: the King's Theatre, Garrick and the business of performance. Recommend this journal.

Ian Woodfield's book on British colonial music culture of the latter part of the eighteenth century adds . Chapter 1 examines trends in the export trade that supplied Anglo-Indians with musical instruments and sheet music.

Ian Woodfield's book on British colonial music culture of the latter part of the eighteenth century adds significantly to our knowledge of the role music played in the lives of British civil servants and military officers who lived in the urban centers extending from Oudh to Calcutta along the Ganges River. The safe transport of harpsichords and pianos from England to India presented a formidable challenge, and instruments often suffered damage from the trauma of a long journey by sea.

IAN WOODFIELD, Music of the Raj: a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian .

IAN WOODFIELD, Music of the Raj: a social and economic history of music in late eighteenth-century Anglo-Indian society. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. 6 illustrations, 8 musical ex. 7 tables, appendices, bibliog- raphy, index. ISBN 0-19-816433-5 Woodfield's book takes its place alongside the best of documentary studies of socio-musical history, such as R. Leppert's Music and society (1987) and D. Rohr's still unpublished thesis on the careers of British musicians between 1750 and 1850, "A profession of artisans" (1983).

Music of the Raj provides a colourful portrait of daily musical life in the late eighteenth century. Based on unpublished Anglo-Indian correspondence, Woodfield illustrates in fascinating detail the musical activities of a group of English employees of the East India Company, in Calcutta and London, at that time.
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