Musical monuments for the country house: music, collection and display at Tatton Park


Brooks, Jeanice (2010) Musical monuments for the country house: music, collection and display at Tatton Park. [in special issue: Nigel Fortune] Music & Letters, 91, (4), 513-535. (doi:10.1093/ml/gcq088).

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This study uses the Library and Music Room at Tatton Park, Cheshire, to investigate how music collection by women fits into broader patterns of book acquistion and display c.1800, and how their activities influenced aspects of country-house design. It shows how women’s music-making and its representation in the country house contributed both to new images of elite domesticity and to developing notions of an English musical heritage.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article appeared in a special issue of Music & Letters in memory of the journal's longtime editor, Nigel Fortune.
ISSNs: 0027-4224 (print)
1477-4631 (electronic)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Music
ePrint ID: 153985
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 09:07
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2014 15:19
Projects:
Women's Parlour Song Compilations in the Early Nineteenth Century
Funded by: AHRC (AH/E000436/1)
Led by: Laura Jeanice Brooks
15 September 2006 to 14 September 2007
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/153985

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