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Conference Paper: Playing cosmopolitanism: programs of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra in the Early Twentieth Century

TitlePlaying cosmopolitanism: programs of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra in the Early Twentieth Century
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Issue Date2013
Citation
The 2nd Biennial Conference of the East Asian Regional Association of IMS, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-20 October 2013. How to Cite?
AbstractIn April 1936, premiere of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Shanghai was given by the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra, together with four vocalists and several local choirs. The performance of these 200 musicians of different nationalities exhibited the harmony of settlement's life in this cosmopolitan city, which seemed to be heralded by the repertory of the Municipal Orchestra at the wake of the century. Orchestral works of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and excerpts from Wagner's music dramas were introduced by the German conductor, Rudolf Buck, during his directorship in 1906-18. Six European musicians also joined the orchestra at that time and made an effort in training the Filipino members, thus provided grounding for its future development into a multinational orchestra. The purpose of this paper is to examine the programs of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra in …
DescriptionConference Theme: Musics in the Shifting Global Order
Session 2A - Programming Colonialism, Cosmopolitanism and Imperialism
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205630

 

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dc.contributor.authorPang, IPLen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-20T04:14:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-09-20T04:14:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2nd Biennial Conference of the East Asian Regional Association of IMS, Taipei, Taiwan, 18-20 October 2013.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/205630-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Musics in the Shifting Global Order-
dc.descriptionSession 2A - Programming Colonialism, Cosmopolitanism and Imperialism-
dc.description.abstractIn April 1936, premiere of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Shanghai was given by the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra, together with four vocalists and several local choirs. The performance of these 200 musicians of different nationalities exhibited the harmony of settlement's life in this cosmopolitan city, which seemed to be heralded by the repertory of the Municipal Orchestra at the wake of the century. Orchestral works of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky and excerpts from Wagner's music dramas were introduced by the German conductor, Rudolf Buck, during his directorship in 1906-18. Six European musicians also joined the orchestra at that time and made an effort in training the Filipino members, thus provided grounding for its future development into a multinational orchestra. The purpose of this paper is to examine the programs of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra in …en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofIMS-EA 2013en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePlaying cosmopolitanism: programs of the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra in the Early Twentieth Centuryen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros240163en_US

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