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A sound mind : how I fell in love with classical music (and decided to rewrite its entire history) / Paul Morley.

Morley, Paul, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library 781.6809 MOR 000159714 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781635570267
  • ISBN: 1635570263
  • ISBN: 9781408868768
  • ISBN: 1408868768
  • ISBN: 9781408868751
  • ISBN: 140886875X
  • Physical Description: 599 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London ; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The question -- Into the unknown -- The learning -- What brought me here -- The beginning -- To The Planets and beyond -- The playlist -- A few of my favourite things -- The writing -- Finding the right words -- 1973, the year when -- A playlist with information; The persistence of memory -- The string quartet -- In four parts -- The obscure -- Changing direction -- The piano -- Light and dark -- The answer -- The place where the story stops -- The coda... Sound out of sound -- Music to listen to while reading a book.
Summary, etc.:
"A soaring polemic, a grumpy reflection on modern music and the love note of a fan, A sound mind rejects the idea that classical music is fusty and old. Instead, this book reveals it to be the most exciting genre in music, its whole sound and history based on the search for "new," which is so lacking (according to Morley) in modern rock music. This is a memoir of Morley's shifting musical tastes, but it's also a compelling history of classical music that reveals the genre's rich and often deviant past, and hopefully, future. Like a conductor, Morley weaves together timelines and timeframes in an orchestral narrative that declares the radical relevance of classical music, as well as revealing the hundred tracks that made him fall in love with the genre"--Inside jacket.
Subject: Morley, Paul.
Music > History and criticism.
Rock music > Classical influences.
Music > Popular works.
Morley, Paul.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Popular works.