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Robert Fraser


  • English


  • AVA
  • MUS006000
  • AVGC4
  • MUS020000
  • AVH
  • MUS007000

    The Present State of Music in France and Italy

    • Robert Fraser (author)
    Robert Fraser follows in the footsteps of the eighteenth-century musicologist Charles Burney (1726-1814) as he travelled across France, Switzerland and Italy in 1770 reporting on the European musical scene. In a parallel essay, Fraser visits the same locations in sequence, describing the European musical scene of the early twenty-first century, and inquiring how the cultural and musical developments and anxieties of Burney's own time relate to those of our own, superficially very different, age.