'The depth of knowledge displayed by the contributors to this book is deeply impressive and the reader comes away with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms of music production, sale and reproduction in Georgian England... Mr Kassler is to be congratulated on the production of such a rigorous and readable work... It's the best book on music in Georgian London I've encountered... this work deserves a wide audience amongst historians and musicians alike.' www.georgianlondon.com. '... [an] invaluable book...' Early Music America 'The standard of accuracy and presentation is exemplary... [the volume] will provide much enlightenment to all interested in the commercial side of English music of the period, and John Small's copyright essay in particular is destined to become a standard work of reference in itself.' The Library 'Literature relating to music printing and publishing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain is rather scant... It is good, therefore, to have a book that ties together many of the musical activities that went hand-in-hand with a publisher's business in the eighteenth century...' BRIO 'Packed with detail and graced with copious black and white illustrations, this book is a guide to the industry, and a significant reference tool...' Script & Print 'The essays in this book suggest how rich and complicated [music publishing in Georgian England] was. The output was prolific. Kassler, the preeminent scholar of early nineteenth-century music publishing and moving force behind this book, has elsewhere presented the evidence that shows that around 1800, the number of music registrations at Stationers Hall nearly equalled that of books, and in 1802 and 1807 actually exceeded it (see Music Entries at Stationers' Hall, 1710-1818, Ashgate, 2004, pp. xxv-xxviii).' D.W. Krummel, North American British Music Studies Association 'In all, this is a fascinating tome, with meticulous research and highly detailed footnotes: a diverse work but a welcome addition nonetheless to an ever-growing bibliography of these fascinating years.' Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies '... [an] admirable and exemplary volume... Michael Kassler and his team of contributors have assembled detailed information from a wide range of sources in what ought surely to become an indispensable reference work on its subject.' Music and Letters 'This is a fascinating book, rich in detail and animated by the clear expertise and passion of the contributors, and it contains much that will be of interest to historians interested in how the world of business operated in late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth-century England.' Business History Review '... the strength of this book lies in its meticulous attention to factual detail... the source work is impressive ... we are fortunate to have this particular volume as a work of reference, a database and catalogue of available sources, a springboard for future publications'. Journal of the Printing Historical Society
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Michael Kassler is an Australian musicologist. His works include Samuel Wesley (1766-1837): A Source Book (written with Philip Olleson), Charles Edward Horn's Memoirs of his Father and Himself, Music Entries at Stationers' Hall, 1710-1818, The English Bach Awakening: Knowledge of J. S. Bach and his Music in England 1750-1830, and A. F. C. Kollmann's Quarterly Musical Register (1812): An Annotated Edition with an Introduction to his Life and Works, all published by Ashgate. Yu Lee An is Librarian in Scholarly Information, University of Technology, Sydney. Her recent Ph.D. dissertation was on Music Publishing in London from 1780 to 1837 as reflected in Music Publishers' Catalogues of Music for Sale. Jenny Nex is Curator of Musical Instruments, Royal College of Music. She has published widely on musical instrument makers in Georgian England based upon archival research of their activities. David Rowland is Professor of Music and Dean of Arts at the Open University and Director of Music at Christ's College, Cambridge. His books include A History of Pianoforte Pedalling, The Cambridge Companion to the Piano, Early Keyboard Instruments: A Practical Guide and The Correspondence of Muzio Clementi. John Small is a private researcher based in Sydney. He has worked for the National Library of Australia and as an information technology manager for the Australian Broadcasting Authority.