Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction

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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 recording and absolute music actually involve similar notions… (more)

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Publisher: University of California Press (May 29, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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