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Music: A Subversive History

Music: A Subversive History

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Overview

A preeminent music historian and critic presents a global history of music from the bottom up


Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their impact, and disguised their sources. In Music: A Subversive History, historian Ted Gioia reclaims the story of music for the riffraff, insurgents, and provocateurs.


Gioia tells a four-thousand-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how social outcasts have repeatedly become trailblazers of musical expression: slaves and their descendants, for instance, have repeatedly reinvented music, from ancient times all the way to the jazz, reggae, and hip-hop sounds of the current day.


Music: A Subversive History is essential reading for anyone interested in the meaning of music, from Sappho to the Sex Pistols to Spotify.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781549154935
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Ted Gioia is a music historian and the author of eleven books, including How to Listen to Jazz. His three previous books on the social history of music—Work Songs, Healing Songs, and Love Songs—have all been honored with ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards. He lives in Plano, Texas.


Jamie Renell is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.