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Contents Preface List of Illustrations Introduction 1 Status: 'You Are a God-Man, the True Artist by God's Grace' The Musician as Slave and Servant Handel, Haydn and the Liberation of the Musician in the Public Sphere Mozart, Beethoven and the Perils of the Public Sphere Rossini, Paganini, Liszt: The Musician as Charismatic Hero Richard Wagner and the Apotheosis of the Musician The Triumph of the Musician in the Modern World 2 Purpose: 'The Most Romantic of All the Arts' Louis XIV and the Assertion of Power Opera and the Representation of Social Status Bach, Handel and the Worship of God Concerts and the Public Sphere The Secularisation of Society-and the Sacralisation of Music The Romantic Revolution Beethoven as Hero and Genius Problems with the Public Wagner and Bayreuth The Invention of Classical Music Jazz and Romanticism Rock and Romanticism 3 Places and Spaces: From Palace to Stadium Churches and Opera Houses Concerts in Pubs and Palaces Concert Halls and the Sacralisation of Music Temples for Music Two Ways of Elevating Music: Bayreuth and Paris The Democratisation of Musical Space Places and Spaces for the Masses 4 Technology: From Stradivarius to Stratocaster Musical Gas and Other Inventions Pianos for the Middle Class Valves, Keys and Saxophones Recording Radio and Television The Electrification of Youth Culture 5 Liberation: Nation, People, Sex National Pride and Prejudice Rule Britannia? Aux Armes, Citoyens! Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles From the Woods and Fields of Bohemia Race and Rebellion Sex Conclusion Chronology Further Reading Notes Illustration Credits Index
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Music -- Social aspects -- History.
Musicians -- Social conditions.