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Published: 27 August 1992

368 Pages | 159 music examples

ISBN: 9780198163053

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Origins of the Popular Style

The Antecedents of Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Peter van der Merwe

A Clarendon Press Publication

Analyzing popular music from a musical, rather than a sociological or political viewpoint, this book examines the nineteenth-century split between classical and popular music and surveys all styles of Western popular music to uncover the musical language uniting them.


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