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Walter H. Rubsamen
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)

The Ballad Operas of the 18th Century in the English-Speaking Countries

To analyze the effect of the essentially national music (British, Scottish, Irish and American) of the Ballad Opera upon the playgoing public of the time. To make: 1) a descriptive list of the ballad operas and their musical contents and 2) an edition of the melodies themselves, which will serve as an encyclopedia of popular song in Britain and America during the Gerogian age and the Revolution.

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism; Theater History and Criticism

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$10,500 (approved)
$10,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 1/31/1974