Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna [First Edition]0195309464, 9780195309461, 9780199718832

Author : Derek B. Scott
"""Description:The phrase ""popular music revolution"" may instantly bring to mind such twentieth-century musical movements as jazz and rock 'n' roll. In Sounds of the Metropolis, however, Derek Scott argues that the first popular music revolution actually occurred in the nineteenth century, illustrating how a distinct group of popular styles first began to assert their independence and values. London, New York, Paris, and Vienna feature prominently as cities in which the challenge to the classical tradition was strongest, and in which original and influential forms of popular music arose, from Viennese waltz and polka to vaudeville and cabaret. Scott explains the popular music revolution as driven by social changes and the incorporation of music into a system of capitalist enterprise, which ultimately resulted in a polarization between musical entertainment (or ""commercial"" music) and ""serious"" art. He focuses on the key genres and styles that precipitated musical change at that time, and that continued to have an impact upon popular music in the next century. By the end of the nineteenth century, popular music could no longer be viewed as watered down or more easily assimilated art music
Categories: Art Music
Year :2008
Publisher :
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 320[313]
File Info : pdf 3 Mb

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