Charting the past to understand the cultural inheritance of concert hall listening and audience development practices

Nicholls, Claire D. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5183-0149 and Hall, Clare and Forgasz, Rachel (2017) Charting the past to understand the cultural inheritance of concert hall listening and audience development practices. Paedagogica Historica, 54 (4). pp. 502-516. ISSN 0030-9230


Abstract

Although often thought of as a contemporary practice, audience development and pedagogies for listener education can be traced throughout the history of the public concert where their origins were forged. This paper unpacks how western listening and audience practices have developed over time, the changes in listening and behaviour norms, the emergence of early practitioners who developed ideas and pedagogies for listener education within the concert hall in Europe, and exposes the current paucity of research on the educational dimension of audience development and pedagogies of listening in the contemporary orchestral concert hall. It is argued that by understanding the past we can better understand the current concert hall and the ways we ourselves actively participate and create our own histories in the ongoing evolution of classical music performance. The paper concludes that this cultural inheritance has implications for arts organisations, educators, audiences, and listeners alike.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
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Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 01:57
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 01:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: Listening pedagogies; history of audience development; orchestral audiences; history of the public concert hall; audience education
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3604 Performing arts > 360499 Performing arts not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3603 Music > 360303 Music education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160299 Schools and learning environments not elsewhere classified
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130102 Music
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00309230.2017.1397718
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48199

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