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
ISBN-10:
0521035864
ISBN-13:
9780521035866
Pub. Date:
05/28/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

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

This book examines the BBC's campaign to raise the 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 contemporary music between 1922, when the BBC was founded, and spring 1936. This reception study traces and analyzes 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; Introduction; Part 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; Part II. The Pitt Years, 1922-9: 3. The foundations of music programming, 1922-6; 4. The music programmes take shape, 1926-7; 5. The first wave of Second Viennese School broadcasts, 1927-8; 6. Refining the music programmes, 1928-9; 7. Pitt's final season, 1929-30; Part III. The Early Boult Years, 1930-6: 8. Boult's initial seasons, 1930-1, 1931-2; 9. Transition to the new régime, 1932-3, 1933-4; 10. Policies and politics, 1934-5, 1935-6; 11. Clark's legacy; Appendices; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

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