Music of the 1990s

Music of the 1990s

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During the 1990s, musical genres became more commercialized than evera€”and that was just one of the many changes that characterized the decade. Music of the 1990s offers a detailed and wide-ranging view of the important music of the '90s, identifying the artists and the important compositionsa€”popular, classical, and jazza€”that helped shape the period. The book focuses on key artists in specific genres in popular music, including pop, hard rock/heavy metal, rock, and country. Specialized genres are examined as well, in a chapter that discusses prominent artists and composers in musical theater, jazz, popular Christian music, and classical music. Among other topics, the book looks at the growth of urban-based rap and other popular music in the context of the rise of music television. Hard rock and heavy metal are also examined within the music video idiom. New trends in mainstream rock and country music are explored as well.Her first album in English, Unison (1990), featured the hit a€œWhere Does My Heart Beat Now. ... The acclaim the debut received led to an opportunity to record the title track for the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast (1991). The song was alsoanbsp;...

Title:Music of the 1990s
Author:Thomas Harrison
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011-06-16


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