Alf Björnberg, Mona Hallin, Lars Lilliestam, Ola Stockfelt
1 The Department of Musicology, Faculty of Humanities, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 School of Communication and Culture - Musicology, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University3 School of Communication and Culture - Musicology, School of Communication and Culture, Arts, Aarhus University
On the Phonographic Reconceptualization of the Broadway Musical in the 1940s as Reflected in Commercial Kurt Weill Cast RecordingsOm den fonografiske rekonceptualisering af Broadway-musicalen i 1940'erne som afspejlet i kommercielle Kurt Weill cast-indspilninger
Using the commercial recordings of Kurt Weill's musical production for Broadway (from Knickerbocker Holiday (1938) to Lost in the Stars (1949)) as an example, the paper will focus on the formation of the ‘original Broadway cast album' as a particular phonographic genre during the 1940s. By discussing the character of the phonographic 'reconceptualization' of the Broadway musical, influenced as it was by the interplay of various contextual factors (technological, commercial, cultural, aesthetic), and the nature of the resulting ‘work', it is the aim of the paper to point to some of the key issues facing the analyst when dealing with recordings as work representation.
Frispel: Festskrift Till Olle Edström, 2005, p. 581-595
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Skrifter Från Institutionen För Musikvitenskap, Göteborgs Universitet
Institutionen för musikvitenskap, Göteborgs universitet