Concert Life in 19th-Century London
Database and Research Project

Dissemination and Outcomes

Dr Christina Bashford

'The Musical Union Artists of the 1851 Season'‘History of Criticism or History of Culture?: the British Musical Press as a Historiographical Tool’, 10th International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, University of Bristol, 1998.

‘John Ella and the Making of the Musical Union’, 2nd Biennial International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, University of Durham, 1999; revised version published in Music and British Culture, 1785-1914: Essays in Honour of Cyril Ehrlich, ed. by C. Bashford and L. Langley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), 193-214.

‘Introducing the Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London Database’, Brio, 36/2 (1999), 111-16; revised with Rachel Cowgill and Simon McVeigh as ‘The Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London Database’, Nineteenth-Century British Music Studies, 2, ed. by J. Dibble and B. Zon (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000), 1-12.

Not just “G.”: Towards a Cultural History of the Programme Note’, Grove’s World conference, Royal College of Music, London, 2000; revised version published as ‘Not just “G.”: Towards a History of the Programme Note’, George Grove, Music and Victorian Culture, ed. by M. Musgrave (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), 115-42; 301-17.

‘Temple of High Art: the Musical Union of London (1845-81)’, Music in Britain: a Social History seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 2000.

With Cyril Ehrlich: ‘Listening and Reading: the Curious History of Concert Notes’, Victorian Cultures, British Association of Victorian Studies conference, University of Hatfield, 2000.

‘Educating England: Networks of Programme Note Provision in the Nineteenth Century’, Music in the English Provinces, 1700-1900 conference, Leeds University Centre for English Music, 2001; revised version in Music in the English Provinces, 1700-1900, ed. by R. Cowgill and P. Holman (Ashgate, in press).

‘An Equal Music: Performers, Listeners and Chamber Music in Victorian London’, Performance and Performativity, British Association of Victorian Studies conference, University of Lancaster, 2001.

‘Writing Concert History’, Music in Britain: a Social History seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, 2002 (roundtable contribution).

With Rachel Cowgill and Ann Royle, ‘Towards a History of London Concerts: introducing the Concert Life in Nineteenth-Century London database project’, Research Seminar, University of Leeds, 2001, and Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference, Royal College of Music, 2002

‘Writing for Listening: the Creation and the Cultivation of the Programme Note in 19th-century Britain’, 17th International Musicological Society Congress, Leuven, Belgium, 2002.

‘Listening in London: John Ella, Chamber Music and the Musical Union’, Colloquia: Music and Performance in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Royal Academy of Music, 2003, with the Pavao Quartet [link].

‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain?: Finding a New Music Historiography for Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Royal Musical Association annual conference, University of Cardiff, 2003 (roundtable contribution).

‘The British-ness of the Nineteenth-Century Programme Note’, 4th International Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain, University of Leeds, 2003; also given at University of Texas at Austin postgraduate colloquium, Vanderbilt University invited lecture, University of Oxford postgraduate seminar, 2003; University of Southampton postgraduate colloquium, 2004.

‘A Nineteenth-century Chamber Music Experience: John Ella’s Musical Union’, Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference, University of Leeds, 2006, with Clive Brown and the LUCHIP ensemble.

The Pursuit of High Culture: John Ella and Chamber Music in Victorian London (monograph, Boydell & Brewer, in preparation). Work supported by a research leave award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK).

Contact Details:
Dr Rachel Cowgill
School of Music
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2583
Fax: +44 (0)113 343 2586
r.e.cowgill@leeds.ac.uk