Article exploring assumptions and experiences of audience members new to classical music. Data from focus groups and interviews reveals that feelings of inclusion and participation in the performances were important predictors of the participants’ enjoyment of the concert. Considers the implications of these findings for orchestras and concert organisations.
A classic text on the social history of music, bringing together sociological and historical methods to address major themes such as the role of class in cultural definition and the establishment of a musical canon.
A study of the materials that surround LPs and CDs as part of a cultural history of the record, and how the phonograph helped to democratise classical music by enabling it to be heard at home.
Illustrated paperback history of the Wigmore Hall, London.
Article which attempts to understand why some individuals become subscribers to orchestras while others attended concerts but do not become further involved with the orchestra.
Critique of orchestral music in London by Gavin Henderson, then Manager of the Philharmonia Orchestra and Artistic Director of the York Festival.
Illustrated hardback history of the (BBC) Promenade Concerts.