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Jenny Lind

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...The opera singer Jenny Lind, born in Sweden in 1820, became famous in her own right before becoming the muse for composer Felix Mendelssohn, Lind’s singing was overheard by a maid to the Royal Swedish Ballet’s principal dancer, who...

Abba

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...In becoming the most significant Swedish music export, ABBA transformed the pop and disco landscape across the globe. In 1966, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, both veterans of multiple bands, began writing songs while simultaneously...

The Role of Music in Ridiculing the Working Classes in Reality Television

Music as Multimodal Discourse

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction In this chapter we are interested in the ideological use of music in a Swedish television reality show called Böda Camping – how it is deployed to communicate a very specific discourse linked to wider socio-political shifts...

Abba's Abba Gold

Elisabeth Vincentelli

Elisabeth Vincentelli is music editor of Time Out New York. She has also written for the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly among many other publications. She grew up in France and has loved Abba since watching them triumph at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2004

33 1/3 Books

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...Perhaps more than any other Greatest Hits compilation, Abba Gold has come to define a band’s career on one disk. More than that, itsrelease in 1992 heralded the critical rehabilitation of a group which had, since its demise a decade...

Music, Sound, and Silence in the Films of Ingmar Bergman

Music, Sound and Filmmakers : Sonic Style in Cinema

Taylor & Francis Group, 2012

Scholarly Books

...I am grateful for assistance from several friends and colleagues: the Bergman Archives, in particular Margareta Nordström and Hélène Dahl, Torbjörn Ehrnvall, assistant director of Saraband, the Audiovisual Collections at the National...

Gammaldans

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gammaldans means ‘old dance’ in Swedish. When new dance types such as the foxtrot were introduced into Sweden from the United States in the 1920s, along with jazz, the older forms quickly went out of fashion. The earlier dances – waltz...

Gender Mainstreaming in the Music Industries: Perspectives from Sweden and the UK

Towards Gender Equality in the Music Industry : Education, Practice and Strategies for Change

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Introduction This chapter focuses on how ‘gender mainstreaming’ practices have been implemented in the UK and Sweden as a means of reducing gender inequalities in the music industries. Specifically, the chapter looks at the strengths...

Svensktopp

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Encyclopedia Articles

...The word svensktopp (‘Swedish Top’) was established in the early 1960s as a generic term for Swedish middle-of-the-road popular song directed at adult rather than teenage audience segments, thus largely replacing the German term schlager...

“Can I Take My Dog with Me to Heaven?” Swedish Country Music and Religion

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...In the lyrics and culture of US country music, expressions of a conservative, popular, and down-to-earth type of layman Christianity are common and quite central. It represents a kind of relation to Christianity and to being a believer...

Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Composers in the Post-digital Era

Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age : Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The aim of this chapter is to discuss some of the effects that digitalization has on the daily life of composers. Digitalization has changed the music world in ways we never could have imagined. The CD first came to the market in 1982...