Henry Fothergill Chorley : A Victorian Artist book cover
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Henry Fothergill Chorley
A Victorian Artist

ISBN 9781138317437
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
381 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1998, this book focuses on the once celebrated but now neglected musical journalism of Henry Forthergill Chorley. For nearly forty years he effectively used his acerbic pen and idiosyncratic critical judgments to celebrate the works of Rossini, Mendelssohn, Meyerbeer, Gounod and Sullivan, and to scorn those of Schumann , Verdi and Wagner. This book also discusses his friendships with literary figures such as Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Felicia Hemans, as well as his ongoing efforts to establish himself as a novelist as well as a journalist.

Table of Contents

1. A Beginning: Friends and Family.  2. Beginning Again: Journalism and Literature.  3. Chorley and Music, 1834 – 41.  5. The Forties: In Mid-Career.  6.The Fifties : In Mid-Career.  7. Final Years at the Athenaeum: 1860 – 68.  8. A Gentleman of Independent Means: Sick, Drunk, and Lonely.

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