Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory / Edition 1

Current of Music: Elements of a Radio Theory / Edition 1

by Theodor W. Adorno
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745642861

ISBN-13: 9780745642864

Pub. Date: 12/15/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Adorno's broad ranging radio project, carried out whilst living as a refugee in New York, raises important perspectives on questions of popular culture, the music of industrial entertainment, the history of radio and the social dimensions of the reproduction of art.  See more details below

Overview

Adorno's broad ranging radio project, carried out whilst living as a refugee in New York, raises important perspectives on questions of popular culture, the music of industrial entertainment, the history of radio and the social dimensions of the reproduction of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745642864
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction: Second Salvage: Prolegomenon to a Reconstruction of Current of Music 1

1 Radio Physiognomies 41

2 A Social Critique of Radio Music 133

3 The Radio Symphony: An Experiment in Theory 144

4 Analytical Study of the NBC Music Appreciation Hour 163

5 'What a Music Appreciation Hour Should Be': Expose, Radio Programmes on WNYC and Draft 216

6 'On Popular Music': Material and Text 271

7 Musical Analyses of Hit Songs 327

Other Materials 343

A The Radio Voice 345

B Memorandum on Lyrics in Popular Music 392

C Experimenton: Preference for Material or Treatment of Two Popular Songs 399

D The Problem of Experimentation in Music Psychology 413

E Note on Classification 451

F On the Use of Elaborate Personal Interviews for the Princeton Radio Research Project 456

G The Problem of a New Type of Human Being 461

H Some Remarks on a Propaganda Publication of NBC 469

I Theses about the Idea and Form of Collaboration of the Princeton Radio Research Project 477

Discography 481

Notes 486

Index 500

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