Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction Arved Ashby

ISBN: 9780520945692

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Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction  by  Arved Ashby

Absolute Music, Mechanical Reproduction by Arved Ashby
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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 ofMoreRecordings 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 technologys 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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