Music across Times and Fences
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This is a story of musical innovation: Milestones in advancing music from the earliest Stone Age indications of possible musical activity to contemporary art-music, jazz, rock and varieties of pop music. Not necessarily by the most famous composers, nor the ones most played, but the innovative ones that extended the framework of ideas for writing music, some in a small way, some with breathtaking novelty. You can listen to the music discussed while reading, through links to or playlists provided at streaming services (that are free if you accept occasional advertising).
The book is eminently suitable for use in music teaching at high schools or as a reference tool in dedicated music schools.
NOTE about playlists:
Searching for ”Music Across Times and Fences” on Spotify sometimes fails to bring up playlists (only songs shown). In that case, search instead for novator (the name under which the playlists were uploaded), and then scroll down to Profiles. Here you should find one novator with my picture:
Click on it and select “public playlists” or scroll down to playlists and press see all. The chapter playlists from 1 to 11 should now appear and be ready to select. This is the same procedure as for Deezer, except that on Deezer the name to search for is Bent Sørensen not novator.
This updated information was not included in the earliest print versions, but the latest updates can always be assessed by re-downloading the free pdf-e-book from this site.