Music In The Victorian Era

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Victorian Era The Victorian Era lasted about 63 years, ranging from the 18th to the 19th century. Full of dance, literature, art, and music. Granted some of those things did not flourish as well as others, but are still just as great when it comes to the entertainment factor of the Victorian era. MUSIC, Most music in the Victorian era was found in music halls or saloons, meaning, that music was one of the things that did not take off as well as art or literature. But, there were a few noted Victorian era musicians. Most of the Victorian era composers, wrote music for operas. (Music and Musicians in the Victorian Era) Such as Michael Balf. Michael Balf lived from 1808 all the way to 1870. His most famously known piece of music was actually…show more content…
Balfe, who passed in the late 18th century, John Barnett, who passed in the late 18th century, James Bland, passed in the early 19th century, Carrie Jacobs Bond, and Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen, who passed in the mid 19th century.(Music and Musicians in the Victorian Era) As for musical instruments, musicians used traditional instruments. Such as saxophones, violines, tubas, and so forth. Although, music back then was more “contemporary and humorous in nature”. (Music and Musicians in the Victorian…show more content…
The main muses of Victorian paintings are females, this being because feminism was a big thing back then, and still is in most places.( Victorian Paintings: The Art and Culture) A few more well known artists from the Victorian include William Blake, Thomas Cola, Auguste Rodin, Camille Pissarra, Albert Bierstadt, Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas. Of course, these artists are in the “romantic period” (the 19th century) of Victorian England. Queen Victoria herself, dabbled in art. Mostly of people and clothes, all kept in her private journal. (Popova). If you were to look up “famous victorian art”, one of the first paintings out of many goes by the name Ophelia. Ophelia was painted by John Everett Millais and is now being held at the Tate Britain, in London. (Ophelia (Painting)). Another piece that pops up, is titled Flaming June. Flaming June was painted by Frederic Leighton in 1895 and is currently being held at Museo de Arte de Ponce.(Flaming
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