Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 August 2001

336 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719058301

Bookseller Code (06)


The English musical Renaissance, 1840-1940

Meirion Hughes and Robert Stradling

Published by Manchester University Press

Music and Society MUP

  • Second edition of a book which caused huge controversy in its first printing - now completely revised and updated
  • Argues that research into the cultural history of music can significantly help our understanding of the evolution of English national identity
  • Only book of its kind to cover such a revolutionary period in British music
  • Looks at how music reflected the privileged elite, ignoring the vast majority of 'music lovers', and was crucial in the construction of a British national identity
  • The second edition features a new and expanded introduction, a new chapter on Mendelssohn's Elijah - and the complete text has also been updated and revised