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The BBC and ultra-modern music, 1922-1936 : shaping a nation's tastes

Author: Jennifer R Doctor
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Music in the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the BBC's campaign to raise cultural awareness of British mass audiences in the early days of radio. As a specific case, it focuses on policies and plans behind transmissions of music by composers associated with Arnold Schoenberg's circle between 1922, when the BBC was founded, and spring 1936, when Edward Clark, a former Schoenberg pupil and central figure in BBC music, resigned from the  Read more...
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Named Person: Arnold Schoenberg; Alban Berg; Anton Webern; Anton von Webern; Arnold Schoenberg; Alban Berg; Anton Webern
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer R Doctor
ISBN: 052166117X 9780521661171
OCLC Number: 40305579
Description: xiii, 508 p. 26 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. The Emergence of BBC Music Programmes. 1. The British music industry and the BBC between the wars. 2. BBC personnel, policies and programmes in the 1920s --
Pt. II. The Pitt Years, 1922-1929. 3. The foundations of music programming, 1922-1926. 4. The music programmes take shape, 1926-1927. 5. The first wave of Second Viennese School broadcasts, 1927-1928. 6. Refining the music programmes, 1928-1929. 7. Pitt's final season, 1929-1930 --
Pt. III. The Early Boult Years, 1930-1936. 8. Boult's initial seasons, 1930-1931, 1931-1932. 9. Transition to the new regime, 1932-1933, 1933-1934. 10. Policies and politics, 1934-1935, 1935-1936. 11. Clark's legacy.
Series Title: Music in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Jennifer Doctor.
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This book, first published in 2000, examines the BBC's attempts to manipulate critical and public responses to contemporary music between 1922 and 1936.  Read more...

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'Crammed with ... source material out of the BBC's capacious archives, this book offers a major contribution to the history of music in 20th-century Britain.' BBC Music Magazine '... [It] not only Read more...

 
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