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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


Universal language, local accent: Music and song in the early talking film

Geoff Brown

in The Translation of Films, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266434
eISBN:
9780191884191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266434.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

With dialogue in early talkies complicating international product exchange, the film industry cherished the notion of music as a ‘universal language’. But this music required degrees of translation, ... More


Languages of Listening

Laura Tunbridge

in Singing in the Age of Anxiety: Lieder Performances in New York and London between the World Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226563572
eISBN:
9780226563602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226563602.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter addresses questions of repertoire and post-war debates over which songs should be sung, by whom, and in what language. In both London and New York there were objections not only to ... More


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