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Conventional WisdomThe Content of Musical Form$
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Susan McClary

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520221062

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520221062.001.0001

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Reveling in the Rubble: The Postmodern Condition

Reveling in the Rubble: The Postmodern Condition

(p.139) Chapter 5 Reveling in the Rubble: The Postmodern Condition
Conventional Wisdom

Susan McClary

University of California Press

This chapter explores some aspects of the current musical scene, in which several long-dispelled conventions have returned home to roost. Indeed, to a great extent, the present moment and our difficulties as musicologists in making sense of it have shaped this entire book. It is the urgency of our predicament that led the author to study the blues seriously, to reflect on European culture's investment in tonality, and to explore alternative ways of understanding the course of music history.

Keywords:   European culture, tonality, music history, musical scene

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