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Author Symes, Colin, 1945-

Title Setting the record straight : a material history of classical recording / Colin Symes.

Imprint Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    781.4909 SYM    Available
Description xiii, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-296), discography (p. 296-300), and index.
Contents Playing by the book : toward a textual theory of the phonograph -- Disconcerting music : performers and composers on the record -- The best seat in the house : the domestication of the concert hall -- Creating the right impression : an iconography of record covers -- Off the record : some notes on the sleeve -- Just for the record : the narrative architecture of gramophone magazines -- Compact discourse : the review of the Gramophone -- Keeping records in their place : collections, catalogs, libraries, and societies -- Coda : the end of the record.
Subject Sound recordings -- History.
Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- History.
ISBN 0819567213 (cloth : alk. paper) : $39.95
0819567221 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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