Classical Music In A Changing Culture

Author: Donald Vroon
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442234555
Size: 15.25 MB
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Classical Music In A Changing Culture from the Author: Donald Vroon. Founded in 1935, The American Record Guide is America's oldest classical music review magazine. In 1987, when Donald Vroon assumed its editorship, he took on the Herculean task of writing editorials on a vast array of subjects, amassing a wealth of commentary and criticism on not only the foibles and failings, but glimmers of light in American culture. A staunch defender of the highbrow pleasures of good music composed, played, and heard with intelligence, Vroon takes no prisoners in assessing the challenges and failures and possible successes that confront America’s future as a nation of music listeners. In Classical Music in a Changing Culture: Essays from The American Record Guide, Vroon delves into a variety of topics: orchestra finances, contemporary music, classical music marketing, attracting young crowds, musical aesthetics, the future of classical music, the sale and distribution of music in the modern era; the decline of American culture and its causes; the role of misguided ideologies that affect American music, from political correctness to multiculturalism to period performance practice, and the true richness of our music and its subculture. As Vroon argues, since all criticism is cultural criticism, music criticism in the broadest sense—from its composition to its distribution to its reception—is a window onto broader culture issues. Classical Music in a Changing Culture should appeal to anyone serious about classical music and worried about its increasing marginalization in our contemporary culture. These essays are not written for specialists but for thinking readers who love music and care about its place in our lives.

Classical Listening

Author: Rob Haskins
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442249366
Size: 29.34 MB
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Classical Listening from the Author: Rob Haskins. The classical record business gained a new lease on life in the 1980s when period instrument performances of baroque and classical music began to assume a place on the stage. This return to the past found its complement in the musical ascension of the American minimalists, in particular the music of Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams, and smaller specialty labels that focused on experimental composers like John Cage. During this period of change—of classical music’s transition of looking both forward and back—Rob Haskins served as a reviewer for The American Record Guide, tracing these evolutions while also attending to works emerging from within the mainstream of classical music performance and composition. Classical Listening: Two Decades of Reviews of Reviews from The American Record Guide collects the several hundred reviews produced since Rob Haskins’s start in the mid-1990s. A performer and musicologist, Haskins writes delightful, cogent reviews that unapologetically reflect his personal experience, musical interests, and professional background, emphasizing the value of subjectivity in music criticism. Witty, provocative, and eloquent, Haskins’s book reads like a diary of personal experience even as it addresses important topics as diverse as historical performance practice and the aesthetics of contemporary music. It is also a perfect guide to buying or listening for the classical music devotee seeking an informed opinion on the breadth of remarkable recordings available. Record collectors, students and scholars of early and contemporary music, and performers, professionals, and general music lovers will find this collection an invaluable resource as they trace the reception of recordings in the last twenty years of classical music performance.

American Record Guide

Author: Information Access Company
Size: 40.16 MB
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American Record Guide from the Author: Information Access Company.


Author: Galen Gart
Publisher: Big Nickel Pubns
ISBN: 9780936433110
Size: 20.74 MB
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Arld from the Author: Galen Gart. "This directory is designed as an aid to music researchers requiring a guide to the commercial recording industry in the United Stated during the period of 1940 through 1959."--Introduction.

American Premium Record Guide 1900 1965

Author: L. R. Docks
Publisher: Krause Publications Incorporated
Size: 10.76 MB
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American Premium Record Guide 1900 1965 from the Author: L. R. Docks. This is the ultimate collector's guide to vintage records covering more than 7,500 artists from all music genres, including big band, blues, jazz, country/western and rock, 1900 to 1965. This comprehensive identification and value guide features more than 30,000 record values, including listings for 78s, 45s and LPs. This guide is very easy to use with discographies categorised by label, catalogue number and value. Features completely updated and expanded text with more than 7,500 recording artists featured.

George Gershwin

Author: Norbert Carnovale
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313260032
Size: 46.17 MB
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George Gershwin from the Author: Norbert Carnovale. American composer George Gershwin, an icon of the American Jazz Age, indelibly marked 20th-century music, with many of his works becoming standards in the popular and jazz music repertory. This major bibliography includes a brief biography, which examines Gershwin's influence and situates him within the cultural context of his time, a complete cross-reference list of all his compositions, a discography of more than 1,150 items, and a descriptive filmography. The extensive bibliography includes writings by both George and Ira and more than 2,100 entries about George's compositions.