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'Flippant dolls' and 'serious artists': professional female singers in Britain, c.1760-1850

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Existing accounts of the music profession argue that between 1750 and 1850 musicians acquired a new identity as professional ‘artists’ and experienced a concomitant rise in their social and cultural status. In the absence of sustained investigation, it has often been implied that these changes affected male and female musicians in similar ways. As this thesis contends, this was by no means the case. Arguments in support of female musical professionalism, artistry, and their function in pub...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funding agency for:
Kennerley, DT
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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