Translation of: La musique en France, des lumières au romantisme.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 365-372) and indexes.
1. Music instruction: The founding of the Conservatoire and the standardization of music education during the French Revolution -- 2. Revolutionary hymns and songs: The role of music as a political and propaganda tool -- 3. Musical theater: The influence of the political climate on the leading theaters of the day and its effect on the evolution of French musical theater -- 4. Sacred music: The spiritual transformation of France as evidenced by the repertoire of the Tuileries Chapel -- 5. Public and private concerts: The changing musical tastes reflected in concert programs presented by music societies and associations and private salons -- 6. Instrumental music: The impact of shifting political events and aesthetic sensibilites on the development of French instrumental music -- 7. Influence of the German School in France: The slow and reluctant acceptance of the German masters in France.