Gender and musical performance in mid-nineteenth-century France : the case of Juliette Godillon and the femme d'esprit
Sykes, Ingrid J.. (2010) Gender and musical performance in mid-nineteenth-century France : the case of Juliette Godillon and the femme d'esprit. French History, Vol.24 (No.4). pp. 576-600. ISSN 0269-1191Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fh/crq056
Musical performance occupied a central place in nineteenth-century French society. Music acted as a poetic and political medium. The mid-nineteenth-century piano virtuoso Juliette Godillon conducted a sophisticated political argument about the role of technology, the problems of urbanization and the nature of religion through her live performances, unveiling a carefully constructed 'spectacle' of sound and sight. This article critically examines Godillon's practice of performance, her contribution to contemporary debates about the proper nature of musical art through her journal articles and her innovative and hitherto neglected contribution to the transformative nature of music.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||French History|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Number of Pages:||25|
|Page Range:||pp. 576-600|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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