The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music, PDF eBook

The Cambridge Companion to Recorded Music PDF

Edited by Nicholas Cook, Eric Clarke, Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, John Rink

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Music series

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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.

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