Serious Music - and All That Jazz: An Adventure In Music Criticism By Henry Pleasants
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Serious Music - and All That Jazz: An Adventure In Music Criticism By Henry Pleasants
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Simon & Schuster, New York, 1969, Stated First Printing. In 1955, Pleasants, an eminent classical music critic and historian, wrote a highly controversial book, The Agony Of Modern Music, in which he argued that classical or "serious" music had reached a dead end and that jazz was now the only hope for a viable and healthy form of musical expression. This book can be considered a sequel, in which the author contends that jazz in the late 60's now ran the same risks, as it became absorbed into the Western mainstream and that real musical vitality lay with rhythm and blues, country music and its pop and rock derivatives. In blue cloth boards, publisher's remainder stamp to foot of text block, so near fine, clean, tight, unmarked. In an about near fine, dust jacket, unclipped, light soiling to panels, flap edges and spine, small cello tape repair to top corner of front flap. Fairly uncommon in the first edition. J1470

Serious Music - and All That Jazz: An Adventure In Music Criticism By Henry Pleasants
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Serious Music - and All That Jazz: An Adventure In Music Criticism By Henry Pleasants
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Serious Music - and All That Jazz: An Adventure In Music Criticism By Henry Pleasants
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Serious Music - and All That Jazz: An Adventure In Music Criticism By Henry Pleasants
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