Innovation and Selection: Symphony Orchestras and the Construction of the Musical Canon in the United States (1879-1959)

Abstract : This article analyzes the determinants of innovation and success of innovation in the field of U.S. symphony orchestras from 1879 through 1959: why did major orchestras (N = 27) innovate by introducing works of new composers to the repertoire instead of sticking to canonical pieces? Can organizational processes account for the selection and the popularization of new composers in the repertoire? By integrating field theory and organizational theory, this analysis shows that orchestra and musical director consecration and local elite cohesiveness favored innovative programming. Composers introduced by consecrated actors and entering the repertoire at a time of low competition with established composers and high field-level innovation were more likely to survive in the repertoire and have their works performed frequently. These effects became magnified throughout composers' careers.
Type de document :
Article dans une revue
Social Forces, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2010, 88 (3), pp.1051-1082. 〈10.1353/sof.0.0314〉
Liste complète des métadonnées

https://hal-hec.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00804031
Contributeur : Amaury Bouvet <>
Soumis le : dimanche 24 mars 2013 - 16:04:22
Dernière modification le : jeudi 11 janvier 2018 - 06:19:31

Lien texte intégral

Identifiants

Collections

Citation

Pierre-Antoine Kremp. Innovation and Selection: Symphony Orchestras and the Construction of the Musical Canon in the United States (1879-1959). Social Forces, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2010, 88 (3), pp.1051-1082. 〈10.1353/sof.0.0314〉. 〈hal-00804031〉

Partager

Métriques

Consultations de la notice

194