History Travel Guide Writing
You will write a travel guide for a specific city at a specific time, chosen from the list below. Your guide should give potential travelers an idea of what there is to do in the city, both musically and non-musically. Where is the best music to be heard? Which performers should be sought out? What other activities are recommended? Where are the best places to stay and eat? Your guide should describe at least FIVE musical places or events, and FIVE other activities, places, or events. Presentation is important: you want to sell your city to the public, so illustrations (from the period you are studying) are encouraged. You will need to read widely in music history as well as in political, artistic, social history. Seek to provide the widest angle possible on these places, and to give a sense of what being there might have been like. Choose one of these places/times: Venice in the 1640s OR the 1720s; Versailles in the 1680s; Paris in the 1790s OR the 1830s OR the 1890s; Bayreuth in the 1880s; Vienna in the 1780s; London in the 1720s OR the 1800s.