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 New,From Servant to Savant: Musical Privilege, Property, and the French Revolution

  • Author: Geoffroy-Schwinden, Rebecca Dowd



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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Translation of Sources
  • Introduction
  • On Privilege, Property, and Professionalization
  • The Abolition of Privilege
  • The Politics of Historiography and the Archive
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Part I Musical Privilege
  • Chapter 1 Legal Privilege and Musical Production
  • The Privilege to Perform
  • Musical Privilege in Publishing, Commerce, and Manufacturing
  • Privilege as Property
  • The Dilution of Privilege
  • Chapter 2 Social Privilege and Musician-Masons
  • French Masonry, Music, and Parisian Sociability
  • Brother Servants and Occasional Brothers
  • Talented Brothers, Architects of Music, and Free Associates
  • Fellow Professionals and Savants
  • A Little Lesson in Social Harmony
  • Part II Property
  • Chapter 3 Private Property: Music and Authorship
  • Proprietary Tremors on the Eve of Revolution
  • From Musical Privilege to Musical Property
  • The Declaration of Rights of Genius
  • Chapter 4 Public Servants
  • From Pleasing Paris to Serving the Nation
  • An Institution of Their Own
  • Patriotic Servants
  • Professionalization and Public Patronage
  • Chapter 5 Cultural Heritage: Music as Work of Art
  • Music and the Fine Arts under the Revolution
  • The Conservatory's Museum of Musical Works
  • The Museum's Imperial Agenda
  • The Edifice is Rising
  • Cultural Property and Artworks for the Future
  • Chapter 6 National Industry: Music as a Useful Art and Science
  • Music, the Useful Arts, and Mechanical Invention
  • Interlude: A Method in the Madness
  • Mechanical Innovations: Useful to Whom?
  • The Conservatory's Design for a Romantic Machine
  • Postlude: A Detractor Breaks his Silence
  • Conclusion: Privilege by Any Other Name
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography
  • Index