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Introduction: The Music we are accustomed to call Classical

  • Tony StollerEmail author
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Abstract

This Chapter, the Introduction to the book, takes as its title Theodor Adorno’s reference to ‘the music we are accustomed to call classical’, and looks at the main themes which run through the 50 years covered by this book, and the emergence of the concept of ‘classical music’ in the nineteenth century. It continues by examining the taxonomy, then establishing a definition for ‘classical music’, extending that to ‘classical music radio’ and concludes by reviewing the sources and metrics for this study.

Keywords

Radio Classical music BBC Classic FM Modern history Broadcasting history Contemporary culture Commercial radio 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bournemouth UniversityPooleUK

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