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Absolute music, mechanical reproduction

Author: Arved Mark Ashby
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recordings are the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of 'absolute' instrumental music. This book argues that recording technology has transformed our  Read more...

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Named Person: Glenn Gould; Artur Schnabel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arved Mark Ashby
ISBN: 9780520264793 0520264797 9780520264809 0520264800
OCLC Number: 449860806
Description: xii, 317 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: The recorded musical text --
Recording, repetition, and memory in absolute music --
Schnabel's rationalism, Gould's pragmatism --
Digital mythologies --
Beethoven and the iPod Nation --
Photo/phono/porno --
Mahler as imagist.
Responsibility: Arved Ashby.

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"In Ashby's refreshing reading, [recordings' displacement of composers' texts] is neither a doomsday moment nor bland techno-utopianism: it's a chance to re-engage with classical music in the Read more...

 
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