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The Dancing Master in Context Playford’s publishing and music-making in 17th century England

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Although The Dancing Master was one of John Playford’s best-known and most widely distributed publications, it belonged within a music-publishing portfolio that provides something of a snapshot of the breadth of music-making activities in which people from different parts of society participated in the Commonwealth and Restoration periods.

In this session, we explore what Playford’s publishing activities can tell us about how music was incorporated into different social environments in seventeenth-century English society, from the tavern to the concert room to the royal court, and what the writings of people known to have used his books, such as Samuel Pepys, tell us about the role music played in their lives.


Tuesday, November 28, 2023
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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