Singing in the Wilderness

Singing in the Wilderness : Music and Ecology in the Twentieth Century

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From the author of Music in a New Found Land, a set of diverse reflections on how western art music illuminates the shifting relationship between humankind and the natural world.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 24.9mm | 597.18g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252025296
  • 9780252025297
  • 1,650,207

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"[Demonstrates Mellers'] capacious knowledge of musical sound, the urge to connect it with other social and artistic phenomena, and a striking use of evocative language... [Mellers is] a storyteller concocting a plausible tale in which issues of political power, cultural agency and specific facts about melody, harmony and rhythm are interwoven and dropped into the reader's lap... How gratifying it is that Mellers is still on the scene, exercising his sharp ear, broad learning, uncanny responsiveness and quicksilver imagination." -- Richard Crawford, Times Literary Supplement "Every cultivated musician will profit from reading almost any publication of Mellers whose productivity as author and composer has spanned half a century... If used in conjunction with a substantial library of recorded music, this book will serve as a reference for a course devoted to unjustly neglected work." -- Choiceshow more