Early 19th-Century Music Scores: a Mixed Reception in Georgian Scottish Libraries

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A talk about some of the historical music collections that I’ve been researching. My main point is that “book history” and “library history” should encompass scores as well as books – despite their differences – because of the sheer amount of cultural history that they represent.
I discuss various kinds of collections - from personal collections of tunes, to library collections - leading into a discussion of the value of these collections in terms of cultural history, and an introduction to the AHRC-funded Claimed From Stationers' Hall music research network.


Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 29 Nov 2017
EventUniversity of Otago Centre for the Book Annual Research Seminar: (in conjunction with the UNESCO Creative Cities Southern Hui) - University of Otago, with Dunedin City Library & Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 28 Nov 20171 Dec 2017


SeminarUniversity of Otago Centre for the Book Annual Research Seminar
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand
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Author keywords

  • Literature, Creativity, Musicology