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Popular music in England 1840–1914

A social history

By David Russell

Popular music in England 1840–1914

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-5261-3
  • Pages: 368
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £15.99
  • Published Date: November 1997
  • BIC Category: The arts / Music, Society & social sciences / Cultural studies, MUSIC / History & Criticism, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural, Music, Music reviews & criticism, Music
  • Series: Music and Society

Description

The only in-depth study of the wider field of popular music in this period. Scholarly, but accessible. This is an Open University Set Text.

Author

Dave Russell is Reader in the History of Popular Culture at the University of Central Lancashire

Contents

Foreword
Preface to the second edition
Introduction: music and society
Part 1 Control: music and the battle for the working-class mind
Music and morals, 1840-1880
Music and morals, 1880-1914
Part 2 Capitalism: entrepreneurs and popular music
The popular music insustry
The Music hall and its music
Social and political comment in music-hall song
Patriotism, jingoism and imperialism
Part 3 Community: the music of 'the people'
The emergence of a popular tradition
Brass bands
Choral societies
Music and social change
Conclusions
Appendix: Working-class composers
Select bibliography
Index

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