Related Styles

Edward Macan

in Rocking the Classics

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780195098884
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853236 | DOI:
Related Styles

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There was a general belief at that time that classical music, jazz, folk music, rock music, and Eastern styles were all tributaries that were about to flow into a new, unified style; no less a figure than Karlheinz Stockhausen, perhaps the major avant-garde composer of his generation, spoke in terms of a universal music that was on the cusp of its emergence. When conducting a study of progressive rock it would be very dangerous to ignore styles such as heavy metal, jazz-rock, and folkrock that were once perceived to have a much closer relationship with each other than is now the case. This chapter examines the relationship between progressive rock and a number of genres that overlapped it to a certain degree; comparisons of this type illuminate the essential features of progressive rock even more clearly.

Keywords: unified style; Karlheinz Stockhausen; progressive rock; heavy metal; jazz-rock; folkrock; folk music; universal music

Chapter.  8392 words. 

Subjects: Popular Music

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