Sound Within Sound: Opening Our Ears to the Twentieth Century

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Sound Within Sound: Opening Our Ears to the Twentieth Century | 9780571363223 | Kate Molleson

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ISBN:9780571363223

Format:Hardback

Published:07/07/2022 by Faber & Faber

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A radical new book by journalist, critic and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Kate Molleson, which fundamentally changes the way we think about classical music and the musicians who made it on a global scale.

‘Wonderful . . . This is a book of discovery that speaks of music as a life force, that urges us to live our lives through music. ‘
COSEY FANNI TUTTI

‘A marvellous book that opens our ears to sonic worlds that will enrich and delight us, whoever and wherever we are.’
IAN McMILLAN

‘A clear-eyed, utterly fascinating exploration of outsiders in classical music. Molleson’s excellent book challenges and enlightens.’
SINEAD GLEESON

This is the impassioned and exhilarating story of the composers who dared to challenge the conventional world of classical music in the twentieth century.

Traversing the globe from Ethiopia and the Philippines to Mexico, Jerusalem, Russia and beyond, journalist, critic and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Kate Molleson tells the stories of ten figures who altered the course of musical history, only to be sidelined and denied recognition during an era that systemically favoured certain sounds – and people – over others.

A celebration of radical creativity rooted in ideas of protest, gender, race, ecology and resistance, Sound Within Sound is an energetic reappraisal of twentieth-century classical music that opens up the world far beyond its established centres, challenges stereotypical portrayals of the genre and shatters its traditional canon.

‘Sound Within Sound is absolutely inspiring. Everyone who loves music should own this book.’
CHARLOTTE HIGGINS

‘A necessary and deeply humane reshaping of music histories. It undoes the narrowing constraints of the classical canon, leaving the culture – and the reader – beautifully enriched.’
EMMA WARREN

‘Marvellous . . . required reading.’
THE WIRE

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