Music: A Subversive History

  • Type: Books
  • By: Ted Gioia
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Neal E.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781541644366
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An engaging and enlightening look into the underbelly of the musical world

From Paleolithic caves (chosen for their acoustic properties), to the first named musician in history (a woman), to Bach (who once billed his employer for 8 gallons of beer and pulled a knife on another musician), Ted Gioia traces subversive and underexplored aspects of global music with passion, detail, and humor. A great read for anyone who thinks that they know music history.