The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music

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The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music

By Nicholas Cook

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From the cylinder to the download, the practice of music has been radically transformed by the development of recording and playback technologies. This Companion provides a detailed overview of the transformation, encompassing both classical and popular music. Topics covered include the history of recording technology and the businesses built on it; the impact of recording on performance styles; studio practices, viewed from the perspectives of performer, producer and engineer; and approaches to the study of recordings. The main chapters are interspersed by 'short takes' - short contributions by different practitioners, ranging from classical or pop producers and performers to record collectors. Combining basic information with a variety of perspectives on records and recordings, this book will appeal not only to students in a range of subjects from music to the media, but also to general readers interested in a fundamental yet insufficiently understood dimension of musical culture.

Subject: Humanities -> Music -> General

The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 11/26/09
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139801422
ISBN 13: 9781139801423
Print ISBN: 9780521865821

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