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  • How Music Works

  • By: David Byrne
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
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    4 out of 5 stars 101
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Best known as a founding member and principal songwriter of the iconic band Talking Heads, David Byrne has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the insightful How Music Works, Byrne offers his unique perspective on music - including how music is shaped by time, how recording technologies transform the listening experience, the evolution of the industry, and much more.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Listen enthralled - music to your ears!

  • By Anthony on 05-07-14

Fascinating insights

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Reviewed: 04-07-18

Brilliant tour of the evolution of the recording industry and its impact on the creative process from someone who has been there and seen it.

  • Music as a Mirror of History

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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    5 out of 5 stars 53
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 52

In Music as a Mirror of History, Great Courses favorite Professor Greenberg of San Francisco Performances returns with a fascinating and provocative premise: Despite the abstractness and the universality of music - and our habit of listening to it divorced from any historical context - music is a mirror of the historical setting in which it was created. Music carries a rich spectrum of social, cultural, historical, and philosophical information, all grounded in the life and experience of the composer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoughly Enjoyable listening experience

  • By BlueStraggler on 22-06-18

Entertaining and educational

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Reviewed: 26-09-17

My favourite course so far ! Something new to learn in every lecture, and great insights into the genesis of each of the pieces considered.