New PDF release: 25 Albums That Rocked The World

By Chris Charlesworth

ISBN-10: 1847726267

ISBN-13: 9781847726261

From Elvis Presley's sunlight periods to Radiohead's okay laptop, this is the superior of rock and dad tune of the 20 th Century. Former 'Melody Maker' editor Chris Charlesworth enlisted 17 different tune writers/journalists to choose 25 albums that "defined their period, driven the limits a section or...simply offered in such large amounts that they're very unlikely to ignore." (That explains why 'Abba Gold' is included).

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But royal patrons rarely supervised musical careers.

Between these extremes were the commercial City and, just to the west, a number of socially mixed neighborhoods. Roy Porter describes the landscape vividly: Between the lords and the labourers . . ¹⁷  The Careers of British Musicians, – Table . Cross-tabulation of geographical origins and locations of careers n = , London and Middlesex South South Central East Anglia Midlands West Devon and Cornwall North Provinces (unspecified) Wales Scotland Locations of careers            South   —         South Central         — — — East Anglia     —    — —  Midlands      —      West  — — —   —   —  Devon and Cornwall  —  —  —    —  North          —  Unknown  — — — — — — — —  — Wales  —  — — — —  —   Scotland  —  — — — —   —  Ireland   — — — — — —  —  Italy   — —  —  — — —  Germany    —  — —  — —  France    — — — —  — —  Other Western Europe  — — — — — — — — — — Central/Eastern Europe  —  — — — —  — — —  — — — — — — — — — — Geographical Origins London and Middlesex Colonies  Social profile Ireland Italy Germany France Other Western Europe Central/Eastern Europe America/Canada Australia/New Zealand Other colonies Itinerant/international Locations of careers     — —      — — — — —   —   —  — — —  —  —  — — — — — — — —   — — — — —  —   — — — — — —  — — — — — — — — —  — —   —  — —   —   — —  — — — — — — — — — — — — —  — —   — — — — —  — —   — — — —        —  — — — — —   —   — — — — —   — —   — — — —  — — — — — — — — —  — — —  — — — — —  — — — — — — — —  —  The Careers of British Musicians, – Map of London in the second half of the eighteenth century, showing the principal concert venues Social profile   The Careers of British Musicians, – The mix of artisans, tradesman, and professionals of varying degrees of wealth and property characterized the social milieu of the ‘‘middling classes,’’ among whom musicians lived and worked.

But England did export musicians to two geographical regions: America/Canada and Australia/New Zealand. In the same way that German and Italian musicians in England derived status from their national origins, English musicians seem to have enjoyed relative prestige in America or Australia and to have been preferred for important organist jobs and private teaching. For example, Frederic Archer emigrated to America, becoming first organist at H. ¹⁶ Table  illustrates the relationship between musicians’ geographical origins and their eventual locations.

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