Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Business of Music$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Talbot

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235286

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846312717

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 26 October 2021

The Modernisation of London Concert Life around 1900

The Modernisation of London Concert Life around 1900

(p.96) 3 The Modernisation of London Concert Life around 1900
The Business of Music

Simon McVeigh

Cyril Ehrlich

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the modernisation of concert life in London and its rapid transformation around the turn of the century, resulting in a ‘crisis of overproduction’. Crucial to this transformation were the emergence of the West End as a shopping centre due to consumerism and the improved transport to and from the suburbs. The chapter also looks at the close involvement of publishers of sheet music and manufacturers of musical instruments in the construction, ownership, management and repertory of concert halls. Concerts were sponsored by firms such as Chappell and Bechstein that became the forerunners of today's big corporations.

Keywords:   London, concerts, overproduction, West End, consumerism, shopping centre, sheet music, musical instruments, concert halls, publishers

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.