Derek B. Scott is Professor of Critical Musicology at the University of Leeds. His research field is music and cultural history. His books include Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th-Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris, and Vienna (2008) and The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicology (2009). As the General Editor of Ashgate’s Popular and Folk Music Series from 2000 to 2016, he oversaw the publication of more than 140 titles. The research for his most recent book, German Operetta on Broadway and in New York, 1900-1940 (2019), was funded by a five-year advanced grant from the European Research Council. His musical compositions range from an operetta, Wilberforce, to symphonies for brass band and a concerto for Highland Bagpipe. He has also worked professionally as a singer, pianist, and presenter on radio and TV, and in concert hall and theatre.
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