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The recording angel : music, records and culture from Aristotle to Zappa

Author: Evan Eisenberg
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1987 and now considered a classic, The Recording Angel charts the ways in which the phonograph and its cousins have transformed our culture. In a new Afterword, Evan Eisenberg shows how digital technology, file trading, and other recent developments are accelerating - or reversing - these trends. Influential and provocative, The Recording Angel is required reading for anyone who cares about the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Evan Eisenberg
ISBN: 0300099045 9780300099041
OCLC Number: 60371025
Notes: First ed. has subtitle: explorations in phonography.
Includes index.
Description: x, 246 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Clarence --
2. Music becomes a thing --
3. Tomas --
4. Ceremonies of a solitary --
5. The social record --
6. The Cyrano machine --
7. Glenn Gould --
8. Phonography --
9. Nina --
10. Canned catharsis --
11. Saul --
12. Deus ex machina --
Afterword to the Italian edition (1996) --
Finale quasi una fantasia (2004).
Responsibility: Evan Eisenberg.
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"First published in 1987 and now considered a classic, The Recording Angel charts the ways in which the phonograph and its cousins have transformed our culture. In a new Afterword, Evan Eisenberg shows how digital technology, file trading, and other recent developments are accelerating - or reversing - these trends. Influential and provocative, The Recording Angel is required reading for anyone who cares about the effect recording has had - and will have - on our experience of music."--Jacket.

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