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Music and the New Global Culture: From the Great Exhibitions to the Jazz Age

Harry Liebersohn


This book explores music and globalization since the mid-nineteenth century. Its starting-point is the world’s fairs and other exhibitions that showed off foreign musicians and instruments to mass audiences in Europe and the United States; it ends with the worldwide embrace of new musical genres like tango and jazz. The book’s geographic focus is the Atlantic triad of Germany, Britain and the United States, but it traces the migration of non-Western music into these countries and the musical response to globalization in the metropolises of India and China and remote settlements from South Amer ... More

Keywords: intellectual history, Arts and Crafts movement, transnationalism, globalization, musicology, ethnomusicology, acoustics, phonograph industry, cultural brokers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226621265
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226649306.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harry Liebersohn, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign