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The Dramatic and Musical Review

(London, 1842-1852)

RIPM Preservation Series: European and North American Music Periodicals (2021)

Publisher: J. Onwhyn

Periodicity: Weekly (1842-1847), Monthly (1848-1849), Bi-monthly (1850-1852)

Edited by brothers C. Chambers and Frederic Eames, according to Leanne Langley, the Dramatic and Musical Review “enjoyed some success because it appealed to a mixed audience of popular music- and theatre-lovers and professional as well as semi-professional musicians.” Regularly attacked by the poison-penned James William Davison in The Musical Examiner as “The Dramatic and Musical Puddle,” the Dramatic and Musical Review largely focused on concert, operatic and theatrical reviews, musical news and gossip. Editorials begin each issue. In 1852, the journal merged with the Musical Times. For more, see Leanne Langley, The English Musical Journal in the Early Nineteenth Century. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983): 606-10.