Landscape and Englishness by David Matless

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Panorama has been relevant to definitions of Englishness for hundreds of years. David Matless argues that panorama has been the positioning the place English visions of the prior, current and destiny have met in debates over questions of nationwide id, disputes over heritage and modernity, and beliefs of citizenship and the body.

Landscape and Englishness is largely illustrated and attracts on a variety of fabric - topographical courses, healthiness manuals, work, poetry, architectural polemic, images, nature courses and novels. the writer first examines the inter-war interval, displaying how a imaginative and prescient of Englishness and panorama as either sleek and standard, city and rural, innovative and preservationist, took form round debates over construction within the nation-state, the replanning of towns, and the cultures of relaxation and citizenship. He concludes by way of tracing out the tale of panorama and Englishness right down to the current day, displaying how the regular phrases of discussion relating to panorama and history are a manufactured from the instant post-war period, and asking how present arguments over take care of the surroundings or expressions of the state resonate with past histories and geographies.

" ... cultural heritage at its most sensible, refined, multi-layered and whole of latest rules and insights ... this ebook is a 'must'."—Contemporary British History

" ... creates a resounding portrait of the altering meanings of the English panorama within the 20th century."—Times Literary Supplement

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Their common trait was their humility in front of music – the belief that they were the servants of music, not the other way around. ’ He pauses, and then adds, ‘And I would have given anything to live in another century and meet Brahms, Beethoven or Mozart. Can you imagine? Doesn’t that really resize the notion of luxury? Overall,’ he concludes, ‘I suppose luxury isn’t what most people believe it is. Luxury is something deep. ’ Looking forward, the Maestro reveals that one of his dreams is ‘to see young people – not musicians – who really choose what music they should listen to.

An emotion that defies description. It is a kind of symbiotic relationship, in which one gives life to the other. ‘Let me tell you this story,’ he continues. ‘It happened to me when I bought a 1727 Stradivari from Zino Francescatti, one of the greatest violinists who ever lived. He had played it for over 40 years. He insisted that before buying it I should play it for a month or so. I performed my very first concert at Carnegie Hall with that violin. ” “I love Francescatti, but he’s not the only one,” I answered.

You can play a great concerto or sonata hundreds of times, and every single time you’ll discover something new about it. The moment this stops being true, you should get worried – you are the one who’s got nothing left to add. This influences the relationship between the musician and the audience. If your playing expresses nothing, nothing is what you’ll get from the audience, and vice-versa. ’ Luxury is never about ostentation, Accardo suggests, and that applies perfectly to music. ‘Some musicians seem to throw their talent in your face.

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