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

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

by Jennifer Doctor, Doctor Jennifer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521035864

ISBN-13: 9780521035866

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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 Corporation. This reception study traces and analyses the BBC's attempts to manipulate critical and public responses to this repertory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521035866
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Music in the Twentieth Century Series, #10
Pages:
524
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Emergence of BBC Music Programmes
1The British music industry and the BBC between the wars13
2BBC personnel, policies and programmes in the 1920s22
Pt. IIThe Pitt Years, 1922-1929
3The foundations of music programming, 1922-192659
4The music programmes take shape, 1926-192780
5The first wave of Second Viennese School broadcasts, 1927-192896
6Refining the music programmes, 1928-1929126
7Pitt's final season, 1929-1930153
Pt. IIIThe Early Boult Years, 1930-1936
8Boult's initial seasons, 1930-1931, 1931-1932187
9Transition to the new regime, 1932-1933, 1933-1934230
10Policies and politics, 1934-1935, 1935-1936281
11Clark's legacy329
App. ABritish performances of Second Viennese School works, January 1912-May 1936337
App. BBBC Concerts of Contemporary Music, 1926-1936366
App. CBiographical summaries390
Notes411
Selected bibliography463
Index487

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