Selling Sounds

Selling Sounds

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From Tin Pan Alley to grand opera, player-pianos to phonograph records, David Suisman explores the rise of music as big business and the creation of a radically new musical culture. Provocative, original, and lucidly written, Selling Sounds reveals the commercial architecture of Americaa€™s musical life.Another profile, from 1906, noted Carusoa#39;s playful penchant for chasing women, which included running around backstage at the Metropolitan Opera. ... such as Roland Hayes or Paul Robeson a few years later, for whom the politics of notoriety worked quite differently.25 The Power of Voices In the personality manuals that proliferated in the early twentieth century, the voice was invariably emphasized asanbsp;...

Title:Selling Sounds
Author:David Suisman
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2012-05-07


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