The 36th Annual Conference on Music in 18th-Century Britain took place virtually.
Talks via Youtube from 9AM on Fri 27 November, 2020.
- Olive Baldwin, Thelma Wilson (Brentwood), An Old Singer’s Benefit Nights: attracting and entertaining an audience in the mid-eighteenth century
- Peter Holman (Colchester), Inexperience or Boldness? : Jeremiah Clarke’s Orchestral Writing
- Mary-Jannet Leith (Southampton), London’s Musical Scot: exploring James Oswald’s “Airs for the Four Seasons”
- Lizzy Buckle (London), A Chest with Two Locks: Felice Giardini and charitable benefits in eighteenth-century England
- Douglas MacMillan (Guildford), Small flutes in English music of the eighteenth century
- Eilís Lavelle (Belfast), Manuscript 29 – An introduction to Edward Bunting’s collection
Reports, questions, comments, discussion via Zoom from 15.00
- Sarah McCleave (Belfast), 'Fame and the Female Dancer' (project)
- Ellen Moerman, Charles Burney in Translation (project)
- Handbook XXIV and other notices
REGISTRATION FEE, including lunch and refreshments, and admission to The Foundling Museum between 10am and 5pm, payable in advance, £17 (£21 on the day).
10.15 Thomas McGeary (Champaign, IL) — A new scenario for opera in London in its “Critical Decade”: opera in the English manner? opera in the Italian manner?
10.45 Jeanice Brooks (Southampton) and Wiebke Thormählen (London) — Making opera one’s business : giving “voice” to female aristocratic patronage
11.15-11.45 Refreshment break
11.45 Matthew Spring (Bath) — Herschel in the Gardens
12.15 Roz Southey (Newcastle) — Thomas Bewick and the printing of tickets, 1783-1791
12.45-14.00 Lunch and Two Last Nights! exhibition viewing / Reports (from 13.45)
14.00 Ann van Allen-Russell (London) — Cultural economics and music business : the Bach-Abel Subscription Concerts, 1773-1775
14.30 Dominic Bridge (Liverpool) — Between culture and commerce : music publishers and their networks in eighteenth-century Britain
15.00 Sandra Tuppen (London) — Subscribers to the Concerts of Antient Music in the late eighteenth century
15.30-16.00 Refreshment break
16.00 Terry Jenkins (Pinner) — Hats on - or hats off : theatrical etiquette
16.30 Catherine Crisp (Chichester) — Clarinet performance 1760-1810: venues, audience attendance and reception
17.00 Conference ends
19.00 Indoor Fireworks! : interval entertainments from Drury Lane
Olwen Foulkes (recorder) introduces a programme of sparkly concertos by Antonio Vivaldi and Giuseppe Sammartini.
Tickets: £12, £10 concessions & Foundling Friends