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Professionalism and Commercialism

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

London, New York, Paris, and Vienna became important musical centers as a consequence of the social and economic conditions that gave rise to an active concert life in each of them. The 19th century ... More


Music, Morals, and Social Order

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nineteenth-century bourgeois values were abundant, as were their ideological functions (thrift set against extravagance, self-help against dependence, hard work against idleness) but, where art and ... More


New Markets for Cultural Goods

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Art in the second half of the 19th century had to take its place in the market with other commodities. The economics of cultural provision in the metropolis necessitated focusing on particular ... More


Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Derek B. Scott

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The words “popular music revolution” may instantly bring to mind jazz of the 1920s or rock 'n' roll of the 1950s, but this book argues that the first popular music revolution occurred in the 19th ... More


“This was the real Dickens”: The Triumph of Oliver!

Marc Napolitano

in Oliver!: A Dickensian Musical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199364824
eISBN:
9780199364848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364824.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents an analysis of Oliver!’s phenomenal reception on its West End premiere at the New Theatre. Oliver!’s debut initiated a media frenzy regarding the “rebirth” of the supposedly ... More


Transitions: Function and Difference in Myth and Ritual

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195109757
eISBN:
9780199853243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109757.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents certain transitional musical events that took place in African American music during the 1940s—events that would have influential effects and would change the course of black ... More


The Prologue is Past: Roxy, Media Divergence, and Radio City Music Hall (1931–1936)

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Roxy's career from 1931–1936. From 1908 to 1928, Roxy had been at the forefront of technological change and adoption in film exhibition and broadcasting. But by spring 1931, ... More


Theatrical hierarchy, cultural capital and the legitimate/illegitimate divide

Caroline Radcliffe

in "Politics, performance and popular culture": Theatre and society in nineteenth-century Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091698
eISBN:
9781526109989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091698.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter positions Victorian music hall as key to an analysis of popular entertainment after the division created by the 1843 Theatres Act, when dramatic and non-dramatic elements of theatre were ... More


Kitchen-Sink Laughter: Domestic Service Humour

Lucy Delap

in Knowing Their Place: Domestic Service in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199572946
eISBN:
9780191728846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572946.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter charts the laughter prompted by the everyday interactions of employers and servants that were widely represented in music hall, cinema, periodicals, newspapers, and other forms of mass ... More


Song Performance in the Early Sound Shorts of British Pathé

Derek B. Scott

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter is concerned with the new demands, opportunities, and limitations of the medium of film as it attempted to capture theatrical performances in the early days of sound. During the early ... More


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