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Street Music for Toffs

This is again from the Epicure’s Almanack, of  early 19th century London:  “Long’s Hotel, at the corner of Clifford Street [and New Bond St] .. at this and similar resorts of fashion, the gentlemen who lead the ton [ie the ultra idle and fashionable] in dress and amusement philosophize their hours. In an evening they are … Continue reading

Georgian Music

When Henry VIII severed links with Rome, England then had a problem as to what sorts of arts would be acceptable, as they continued to be Christian, but Rome was seen as decadent and dangerous, so Protestant countries had to invent their own forms of worship and entertainments. This is from a BBC feature, Rule … Continue reading