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Inventing Entertainment: The Player Piano and the Origins of an American Musical Industry

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Brian Dolan's social and cultural history of the music business in relation to the history of the player piano is a critical chapter in the story of contemporary life. The player piano made the American music industry-and American music itself-modern. For years, Tin Pan Alley composers and performers labored over scores for quick ditties destined for the vaudeville circuit or librettos destined for the Broadway stage. But the introduction of the player piano in the early 1900s transformed Tin Pan Alley's guild of composers, performers, and theater owners into a music industry.

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ISBN:
9780742561274
Author:
Dolan, Brian
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Player piano - United States - History
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x1.00 in. 1.10 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruments » Piano and Harpsichord
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 232 pages Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. - English 9780742561274 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Brian Dolan's social and cultural history of the music business in relation to the history of the player piano is a critical chapter in the story of contemporary life. The player piano made the American music industry-and American music itself-modern. For years, Tin Pan Alley composers and performers labored over scores for quick ditties destined for the vaudeville circuit or librettos destined for the Broadway stage. But the introduction of the player piano in the early 1900s transformed Tin Pan Alley's guild of composers, performers, and theater owners into a music industry.
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