Link | UBC School of Music musicology professor David Metzer specializes in 20th and 21st century musical styles and has published books on the subject such as The Ballad in American Popular Music: From Elvis to Beyoncé (Cambridge University Press) and has taught courses on the Beatles.
From Shostakovich to hip hop superstar NAS. Music historian David Metzer talks to Tom Service about musical quotation, drawing a parallel with Shostakovich Symphony No. 15 and the much sampled 'Apache' by The Incredible Bongo Band.
Musicologist and power ballad expert David Metzer on a song's scope.