David Starkey's Music and Monarchy

David Starkey's Music and Monarchy

by David Starkey

Hardback Publication Date: 15/04/2013

  $45.00
David Starkey's Music and Monarchy offers us a new history of Britain through music, showing how the Royal Court shaped the musical landscape in ways that speak directly to our national identity. Many of our current musical symbols of nationhood - from the 'Last Night of the Proms' to football terraces erupting in song - have their origins in the way the Crown deliberately shaped the national soundtrack.

This is a story of song and power, exploring how Henry VIII subverted the Reformation he started by protecting a sacred choral tradition he loved; how Henry Purcell's music was designed to help make Charles II more palatable to his subjects; how opera in Georgian London is a story of political infighting between the King and his son; and how the coronation of Elizabeth II, and the music of Vaughan Williams, represented the last dramatic moment of Church and State coming together in all its grandeur.

David Starkey's Music and Monarchy will change the way you hear our country's most iconic musical masterpieces.
ISBN:
9781849905862
9781849905862
Category:
British & Irish history
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-04-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Ebury Publishing
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
384
Dimensions (mm):
240x162x35mm
Weight:
0.68kg

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