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Salones, bailes y cafés: costumbres socio-musicales en el Madrid de la reina castiza (1833-1868)

By M.ª Aurelia Díez Huerga


The associative phenomenon sets off in the nineteenth century, not only within the limits of politics and labour but also of culture and entertainment, which will have an effect on artistic expression and, especially, on music, as many societies will spring up with a vocation for sponsoring, promoting and divulging musical activities in a triple perspective: pedagogic, creative and interpretative. We seem to be facing a moment of our history which is particularly inclined to recreational and cultural partnership, meaningfully during the reign of Isabel II, even though Spanish people’s conviviality doesn’t finish with these organised signs but also searches other ways of expression, more informal and spontaneous. The present essay intends to think over private assembly rooms, public balls and cafés which provided entertainment in Madrid during Isabel II’s era. In both cases, each one its way and with its special features, music became of great importance and a course to satisfy the social, artistic and recreational necessities of all classes during the middle decades of XIX century

Topics: Music and books on Music, M, Music, M1-5000
Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.3989/anuariomusical.2006.61.10
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