|Title||:||Music At Court|
|Number of Pages||:||128|
Music At Court Reviews
This book also addresses other entertainment activities which were related to music, such as dancing, ballet, and masques. It has a number of great quotes and anecdotes from the time periods it discusses. It manages to be a discussion of various aspects of courtly life through its discussion of music. Also, it rather deflates the idea of Henry VIII as great composer. ;)The one real negative is the illustrations. They are well-chosen and -attributed, but many of them are somewhat muddy-looking. T [...]
A book with a facsimile of a page from Handel's manuscript of Zadok the Priest on the cover seemed an appropriate choice after singing that work in a concert last Saturday!An overview of the changing attitudes to music in the courts of Europe and the importance of patronage from the rulers for some of the great classical composers.