Early Forms of Musical Mass-Culture and the Musical Publishing

  • Ivo Supičić


An early form of "mass" musical culture arose in European musical life not in the nineteenth, but already in the last third of the eighteenth century. The definition of "mass" musical culture should be conceived in a relative historical perspective. The quantitative scale of eighteenth-century "mass" musical culture should not be compared with that of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, but rather considered within the limits of its own epoch. The musical publishing of that time largely contributed to the spread of music and to the enlargement of its public, even beyond national frontiers.


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SupičićI. (1981). Early Forms of Musical Mass-Culture and the Musical Publishing. Musicological Annual, 17(2), 183-189. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.17.2.183-189