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Film, Video Concert Hall Acoustics and the Sonic Ideal in Early 20th-Century America

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Title

  • Concert Hall Acoustics and the Sonic Ideal in Early 20th-Century America

Summary

  • Mark Pottinger, professor of music and chair of music and theater at Manhattan College, reconstructs the listening soundscape that informed the design and patronage of a mid-1920s concert hall before the golden age of radio: the Library's acoustically superb Coolidge Auditorium. His lecture highlights the changing attitude toward acoustics, broadcast sound, and noise in 20th-century America and concludes by addressing how listening to electroacoustic music throughout the century has impacted concert hall construction today. This lecture was presented in cooperation with the American Musicological Society as part of the Founder's Day celebration honoring Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, who built the Coolidge Auditorium and endowed the Library's concert series.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Music Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2022-10-29.

Notes

  • -  Paul Sommerfeld, Mark A. Pottinger.
  • -  Recorded on 2022-10-29.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2024698359

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  • video
  • online text
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Music Division. Concert Hall Acoustics and the Sonic Ideal in Early 20th-Century America. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-29, 2022. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2024698359/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Music Division, S. B. (2022) Concert Hall Acoustics and the Sonic Ideal in Early 20th-Century America. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-29. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2024698359/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Music Division. Concert Hall Acoustics and the Sonic Ideal in Early 20th-Century America. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-29, 2022. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2024698359/>.