The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England

The Advancement of Music in Enlightenment England

Benjamin Cooke and the Academy of Ancient Music

Hardback320pp232x156mm

9781843839064     Product Code: 508258

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English musicians of the 18th century are often dismissed as conservative and parochial, but this study reveals one London institution’s forward-thinking activities. Combining Enlightenment ideas with the near-forgotten techniques of polyphony, the Academy of Ancient Music sought to rationalize musical taste and to raise music’s status as an expressive art.

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