Music and Art: London c 1840-55

Music and Art: London c 1840-55

How did artists, writers, poets and composers respond to the new Victorian age? This session, featuring musical examples, looks at themes relating to Dickens and his friends, the new Proms under French conductor Louis-Antoine Jullien, the 1851 Great Exhibition, illustrated sheet music, emigration and the importance of music in the lives of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Also featuring an introduction to some of the first of the Academy’s young musicians. This talk, with musical excerpts, is given by Janet Snowman, Bicentenary Research Fellow, as part of a series of lectures on Music and Art hosted by Daniel-Ben Pienaar.

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