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The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age

Nick Wilson


This book tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the British early music movement (Early Music). Since the late-1960s this quietly influential cultural phenomenon has completely transformed the way in which we listen to ‘old’ music, revolutionizing the classical music profession in the process. Forty years on, the influence of historically informed performance (HIP) is everywhere to hear, in concert halls around the world, on radio and on disc. And yet the extraordinary rise of Early Music, founded on its apparently uncompromising agenda of ‘authenticity’, has been anything but uncontr ... More

Keywords: early music, historically informed performance (HIP), authenticity, art, cultural work, cultural entrepreneurship, modernity, re-enchantment, dialectic, critical realism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199939930
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939930.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nick Wilson, author
King's College London

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