Popular Music in England 1840-1914: A Social History
In this important study, Dave Russell explores a wide range of Victorian and Edwardian musical life including brass bands, choral societies, music hall and popular concerts. He analyzes the way in which popular cultural practice was shaped by and, in turn, helped shape social and economic structures. Critically acclaimed on publication in 1987, the book has been fully revised in order to consider recent work in the field.
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music and the battle for the working
The popular music industry
The music hall and its music
Social and political comment in musichall song
Patriotism jingoism and imperialism
The emergence of a popular tradition
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