At the Museu do Oriente in Lisbon, Portugal, one finds a remarkable phonogram collection (vynil records) of Chinese Opra from the end of the nineteenth century until the mid twentieth century. It is a part of the Kwok On Collection, resulting from the 1999 donation by the Association do Musée Kwok On in Paris. It comprises 1,095 phonograms from Western and Eastern company records that are being studied and analysed for the first time. This paper aims to analyse music iconographic solutions for the album covers, the visual marketing og the major company records here represented (both European and Chinese), and the repertoire chosen for the recordings. Another importany topic will be the reflection about about the "loss" of choreographic and scenic components when an opera - a stage performance-travels into the private atmosphere of the salon and how it affects the listening process.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||The Musical Salon in Visual Culture Conference - Rimsky-Korsakov Museum, S.Petersburg, Russian Federation|
Duration: 7 Sep 2016 → 9 Sep 2016
|Conference||The Musical Salon in Visual Culture Conference|
|Period||7/09/16 → 9/09/16|
Rocha, L. A. V. D. S. (2016). Talking Machines and Phonograms: Chinese Opera Production for Salon Music in the Twentieth Century. Paper presented at The Musical Salon in Visual Culture Conference, S.Petersburg, Russian Federation.