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First published in 1987 and now considered a classic, The Recording Angel charts the ways in which the phonograph and its cousins have transformed our culture. In a new Afterword, Evan Eisenberg shows how digital technology, file trading, and other recent developments are accelerating-or reversing-these trends. Influential and provocative, The Recording Angel is required reading for anyone who cares about the effect recording has had-and will have-on our experience of music.
Frontmatter Contents Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgements Chapter One. Clarence Chapter Two. Music becomes a thing Chapter Three. Tomás Chapter Four. Ceremonies of a solitary Chapter Five. The social record Chapter Six. The Cyrano machine Chapter Seven. Glenn Gould Chapter Eight. Phonography Chapter Nine. Nina Chapter Ten. Canned catharsis Chapter Eleven. Saul Chapter Twelve. Deus ex machina Afterword to the Italian edition (1996) Finale quasi una fantasia (2004) Index
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