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FT-11616-73

Joel A. Sachs
Columbia University (New York, NY 10027-7922)

Musical Life in Late Georgian London

To research musical life in London from the 1770s to the 1840s, the period of transformation of English musical culture from an amateur art to a heavy industry. Pre-Victorian England's attitude of favoring foreign composers over classical ones is similar to that of the 20th century United States, and an examination of this sort whould yield valuable information applicable to the problems of the modern American composer.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 8/31/1973