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Published: 26 January 2012

314 Pages | 10 figures, 60 music examples


ISBN: 9780199891870

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Sounds of the Metropolis

The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris, and Vienna

Derek B. Scott

  • Examines the cultural life of four metropolises in four different countries (London, New York, Paris, Vienna)
  • Challenges the widespread notion of "popular" music as "low" types of music
  • Reveals that the notion of "popular" music actually emerged in the 19th century, driven by social changes