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Ancient and Modern

William Crotch and the Development of Classical Music, 1st Edition

By Howard Irving


284 pages

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First published 1999, Howard Irving details Croch’s lecturing career and examines the influences of figures such a Charles Burney and Sir Joshua Reynolds on his approach to the ancient-modern debate. Irving also makes available for the first time in a modern edition Crotch’s 1818 lecture series. These texts help to fill a gap in our knowledge of the development of musical classics, as they span a period of years that were crucial to the history of canon formation.

Table of Contents

1. William Crotch and the Quarrel of Ancients and Moderns. 2. Charles Burney , The Ancients and the Moderns. 3. Musicians and Men of Letters. 4. Conclusion: Crotch and Classical Music.

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