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The musical life of Port Elizabeth, 1875-1900

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dc.contributor.author Troskie AJJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T13:19:02Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T13:19:02Z
dc.date.submitted 1970 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/157511
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to present a complete picture of all aspects of the musical life of Port Elizabeth between 1875 and 1900. Mention is made of prominent earlier events which have a bearing on the period of study. Information on important musicians is incorporated, as well as political, economic and religious circumstances influencing the development of music. A process of evolution is traced in all the aspects of the local musical life, with a marked improvement in the ability of audiences to appreciate music, and development in the field of musical education. The contribution of professional teachers from England is discussed in this regard. The efforts of the church to maintain the musical culture and to develop local music are described. Attention is paid to the conveniences for concert recitals, the overwhelming English influence, and the strong German community. The influence of military musicians, the opera and of visiting musicians, some of whom are really famous is assessed. The unsteady existence of the musical, choral and orchestral societies is discussed and evaluated. It is concluded that development in most aspects of music took place to such an extent that a well-established musical culture existed by the turn of the century. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Musicology en
dc.subject Music history en
dc.title The musical life of Port Elizabeth, 1875-1900 en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree M Mus en


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