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BBC and Ultra-Modern Music, 1922-1936 Shaping a Nation's Tastes

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ISBN-10: 052166117X

ISBN-13: 9780521661171

Edition: 1999

Authors: Jennifer Doctor, Arnold Whittall

List price: $135.99
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This book examines the BBCs 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 Schoenbergs 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 Corporation. This study traces and analyses the BBCs attempts to manipulate critical and public responses to this repertory. The book investigates three interrelated aspects of early BBC history. Policy decisions relating to contemporary music transmissions are examined to determine why…    
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Book details

List price: $135.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/27/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 524
Size: 7.12" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

List of tables
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Emergence of BBC Music Programmes
The British music industry and the BBC between the wars
BBC personnel, policies and programmes in the 1920s
The Pitt Years, 1922-1929
The foundations of music programming, 1922-1926
The music programmes take shape, 1926-1927
The first wave of Second Viennese School broadcasts, 1927-1928
Refining the music programmes, 1928-1929
Pitt's final season, 1929-1930
The Early Boult Years, 1930-1936
Boult's initial seasons, 1930-1931, 1931-1932
Transition to the new rTgime, 1932-1933, 1933-1934
Policies and politics, 1934-1935, 1935-1936
Clark's legacy
Appendices
Notes
Selected bibliography
Index