The Rise and Fall of Popular Music

The Rise and Fall of Popular Music Popular music a melding of folk and commerical music with its roots in Renaissance Europe has reached both zenith and nadir in this century So argues music critic and historian Donald Clarke in his br
  • Title: The Rise and Fall of Popular Music
  • Author: Donald Clarke
  • ISBN: 9780312142001
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Rise and Fall of Popular Music
    Popular music a melding of folk and commerical music with its roots in Renaissance Europe has reached both zenith and nadir in this century So argues music critic and historian Donald Clarke in his broad and vibrant history Navigating the many streams that flow into the river of pop, his chronicle matches authoritative perspective with controversial and convincing commPopular music a melding of folk and commerical music with its roots in Renaissance Europe has reached both zenith and nadir in this century So argues music critic and historian Donald Clarke in his broad and vibrant history Navigating the many streams that flow into the river of pop, his chronicle matches authoritative perspective with controversial and convincing commentary.
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  • This ambitious book tracks the 20th Century rise of Popular that is to say, commercial music in the USA, from the primordial days when sheet music was big business to the advent of compact discs Throughout it pays close attention to the machinations of the business world, and how their economically determined decisions had a direct effect on the music people made and heard The book is about 75% history, and 25% commentary The history told is exhaustingly informative, and is told chronologically, [...]


  • Originally published on my blog here in October 2007.What requirements are there for a history of popular music In some ways, Clarke s work seems to fit the bill admirably While he doesn t actually define what he means by the phrase, and discusses music which has never been all that popular with the general public, the book basically covers music from non classical genres in the US from the early nineteenth century to the 1960s He talks briefly about British music in the eighteenth century, and [...]


  • I was really excited about this book at first, but really, It s just written very blandly It resembles a half assed dissertation than anything Couldn t get through it at all Very elementary and uninteresting, which is unfortunate considering the subject matter itself is fascinating This could have been an amazing read with the proper execution.


  • I read the first 200 pages and quit I hate giving up on books but this one was unbearable A promising subject but executed poorly Very dull.


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