Introduction

From Nineteenth-Century Stage Melodrama to Twenty-First-Century Film Scoring

Authors

  • Katherine K. Preston The Society for American Music

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v5i1-2.7

Keywords:

American music, nineteenth century music, stage, theatre entertainment

Author Biography

Katherine K. Preston, The Society for American Music

Katherine K. Preston is the President of The Society for American Music.

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Published

2013-10-31

How to Cite

Preston, K. K. (2013). Introduction: From Nineteenth-Century Stage Melodrama to Twenty-First-Century Film Scoring. Journal of Film Music, 5(1-2), 7–14. https://doi.org/10.1558/jfm.v5i1-2.7

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