The study conce ns itself e:-:pr-essi on of
musi c and the meanings associated with it. Music for-ms,
music per-sonalities, and music functions ar-e tr-aced.
Some exp l anations of the rel a tionships between cl ass
str-uctur-es, r-eligious expr-ession, political affiliation,
and music ar-e suggested. The first chapter establishes
the topic, par-ameters, motivation, pur-pose, theor-etical
framewor-k, r esear-ch method and cons traints of the study.
The main findings ar-e divided between two chronological
sections, 1860-1920 and 1920-1948. The second chapter