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Perfecting sound forever

an aural history of recorded music

by Greg Milner

  • 257 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published by Faber and Faber in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Musical perception,
  • Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- History,
  • Sound -- Recording and reproducing -- Psychological aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementGreg Milner.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3838 .M645 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23228430M
    ISBN 100571211658
    ISBN 109780571211654
    LC Control Number2008055444
    OCLC/WorldCa243544892

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