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Absolute music, mechanical reproduction

Author: Arved Mark Ashby
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of "absolute" instrumental music. In this original, provocative book, Arved Ashby argues that recording technology has transformed our understanding of art music. Contesting the laments of nostalgic critics, Ashby sees recordings as socially progressive and instruments of a musical vernacular, but also finds that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Glenn Gould; Artur Schnabel; Glenn Gould; Artur Schnabel
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arved Mark Ashby
ISBN: 9780520264793 0520264797 9780520264809 0520264800 9786612697661 6612697660 0520945697 9780520945692 1282697668 9781282697669
OCLC Number: 1153029038
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 317 p. :) ill., music.
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.

Abstract:

Recordings are now the primary way we hear classical music, especially the more abstract styles of "absolute" instrumental music. In this original, provocative book, Arved Ashby argues that recording technology has transformed our understanding of art music. Contesting the laments of nostalgic critics, Ashby sees recordings as socially progressive and instruments of a musical vernacular, but also finds that recording and absolute music actually involve similar notions of removing sound from context. He takes stock of technology's impact on classical music, addressing the questions at the heart of the issue. This erudite yet concise study reveals how mechanical reproduction has transformed classical musical culture and the very act of listening, breaking down aesthetic and generational barriers and mixing classical music into the soundtrack of everyday life.

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