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ePub The Triumph of Music download
Author:
Tim Blanning
ISBN13:
978-0297847502
ISBN:
0297847503
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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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Tim Blanning's The Triumph of Music is an absorbing study of how the composition and performance of music responded to radically changing, political, social, technological-until, in an era of electronic production and the iPod, it has become the most diverse.

Tim Blanning's The Triumph of Music is an absorbing study of how the composition and performance of music responded to radically changing, political, social, technological-until, in an era of electronic production and the iPod, it has become the most diverse, ubiquitous, influential, and financially rewarding of all the creative arts. Blanning's provocative thesis is that music has become our most dynamic and successful art form, its history an extraordinary journey to cultural supremacy. An altogether delightful book

The Triumph of Music book.

The Triumph of Music book. Tim Blannings social and cultural history of the development of music as an art-form, a mass market one at that, focuses I believe slightly too much on the Classical composers in each chapter, with a few pages at the end of each bringing it up to date to modern times. He does however spend some pages explaining Jazz and liberation movements of the 20th Century and how vital music is and was to personal identity, compared to the old national identity of the 19th Century.

Tim Blanning's brilliantly enjoyable book examines how everything from the cult of the romantic to technology and travel all fed the inexorable rise of music in the West, making it the most dominant and ubiquitous of the art forms. Encompassing balladeers, the great composers, jazz legends and rock gods, this is an enthralling story of power, patronage, creativity and genius Added to basket.

Blanning also traces the material developments that helped spread the influence of music and its practitioners. This is an unnecessarily combative finale to a very fine book. He observes the changes in musical architecture, from the first dedicated concert houses to the opulence of the Paris Opéra (designed mainly around the huge staircase where the rich could show off their jewels and furs), which is contrasted with the austerity of Wagner's Bayreuth. Blanning says, after all, that he does not intend to defend the quality of all the vast quantities of music in which the modern world is soaked, but simply to explain the form's cultural pre-eminence.

Tim Blanning dedicates his book to the musicological experts who have steered him clear of gaffes, but he. .

Tim Blanning dedicates his book to the musicological experts who have steered him clear of gaffes, but he stresses that it's not a piece of musicology. Nor will he seek to emulate Alex Ross's inspirational survey The Rest Is Noise: this will be "an exercise in social, cultural, and political history". But with music from 1700 to the present spanning everything from Thomas Arne to Atomic Kitten, and with "triumph" defined by global reach and record sales, it must above all be an exercise in eclecticism. Blanning opens with the 2002 Jubilee "Party at the Palace", where Brian May headed an army of pop's finest to deliver "God Save the Queen" from the royal roof. Who remembers it now?

A triumph of engaging and informative writing' Time Out 'Entertaining.

A triumph of engaging and informative writing' Time Out 'Entertaining. he writes with lucidity, grace and wry wit' Rupert Christiansen, Spectator 'He moves with effortless assurance between forms and modes' Boyd Tonkin, Independent, Books of the Year 'Gracefully written, entertaining and informative. Tim Blanning's brilliantly enjoyable book examines how everything from the cult of the romantic to technology and travel all fed the inexorable rise of music in the West, making it the most dominant and ubiquitous of the art forms.

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Tim Blanning, a professor of modern European history at Cambridge University, explains in his introduction that The Triumph of Music is meant to be an exercise in social, cultural and political history, not musicology. I’d characterize it more as a grab bag of anecdotes and trivia. Whatever you want to call it, it’s very entertaining. The Besses o’ th’ Barn in 1903. Blanning’s central point is simple: less than three centuries ago, musicians and composers occupied an insignificant place in the Western world; today, things are very different.