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The liberation of sound: an introduction to electronic music

Author: Herbert Russcol
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall [1972]
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Russcol, Herbert.
Liberation of sound.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice Hall [1972]
(OCoLC)593304162
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Russcol
ISBN: 0135353939 9780135353936
OCLC Number: 286314
Description: xxv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. A Request for the Loan of Your Ears / by Jacques Barzun ; The Artist as Witness and Seer / by Herbert Russcol --
Introduction : Why Electronic Music? --
Part One : The Breakup of the Harmonic Era --
The First Revolution : 1900 --
The Nineteenth-Century Romantic Upheaval --
The American Experimental Tradition --
Revolution II : The 1950s --
Part Two : The Search for a New Music --
The Historical Background --
Edgard Varese and "The Liberation of Sound" --
A Chronology of Electronic Music From the Invention of the Phonograph (1877-1896) to the First "School" of Electronic Music, "Musique concrète" (1948) --
Part Three : The First "Schools" of Electronic Music in the 1950s --
The Breakthrough of the Tape Recorder --
"Musique concrète" --
The Cologne Studio --
The Scene in America in the 1950s --
A Chronology of Electronic Music From "Musique concrète" (1948) to the Death of Varese (1965) --
Part Four : The Experimental Sixties --
Some Leading Composers of Electronic Music --
Part Five : Music and Computers --
Pandora's Box --
Music and Numbers --
Part Six : Electronic Music on Records --
Reviews of Selected Recordings --
A Partial Discography of Electronic Music on Recordings / by Peter Frank --
Appendix A : Documented History of the Cologne School / by Otto Luening Some ; Thoughts on Computers and Music / by Dr. J.B. Pierce, Bell Laboratories ; The Composer and Computer Music / by Hubert S. Howe, Jr. --
Appendix B : A Glossary of Electronic Terms.
Responsibility: by Herbert Russcol.

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