When stories of music in the 20th Century are told, the importance of sound recordings will be central to their plots. Certain concerts will, of course, also be remembered, such as the 1913 Paris premiere of the Rite of Spring, Marian Anderson’s 1939 recital on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969. But it is impossible to think about music of the past hundred years without an essential place for recordings: Enrico Caruso’s 78s, Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings, the ten thousand recordings made by Duke Ellington, and the Beatles and the British Invasion. Recordings also afforded musical realms built from recordings, such as hip-hop sampling and techno music. The more recent extension of recordings into new media represents the latest extension of the possibilities of circulation and creation via sound recording. One cannot credibly tell the story of our century’s music without sound recordings, the emergence of which is the central concern of the present article. Copyright © 2015 Taylor & Francis .
|Title of host publication||Music education: Navigating the future|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9781317692171, 9781315777009|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138022584, 1138022586|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Rite of Spring