Origins of the Popular Style: The Antecedents of Twentieth-Century Popular Music / Edition 1

Origins of the Popular Style: The Antecedents of Twentieth-Century Popular Music / Edition 1

by Peter van der Merwe, Peter Van Der Merwe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198163053

ISBN-13: 9780198163053

Pub. Date: 07/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Analyzing popular music from a musical, rather than a sociological, biographical, or political viewpoint, this book surveys Western popular music in all its forms—blues, ragtime, music hall, waltzes, marches, parlor ballads, folk music—to uncover the common musical language uniting these disparate styles. The author examines the split between "classical"

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Analyzing popular music from a musical, rather than a sociological, biographical, or political viewpoint, this book surveys Western popular music in all its forms—blues, ragtime, music hall, waltzes, marches, parlor ballads, folk music—to uncover the common musical language uniting these disparate styles. The author examines the split between "classical" and "popular" music in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, and presents a wealth of musical illustrations from the Middle Ages to the 1920s to trace the tangled roots of today's popular music. His provocative, readable, and comprehensive study will inform anyone with an interest in how music evolves in our society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198163053
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.19(w) x 6.13(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

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