Concise History of 20th Century Music (eBook)
A concise yet comprehensive survey of 20th Century music for both students and the general public. Written by Graham Hearn who states, "my aim has been to highlight where composers have pushed boundaries, stretched our credibility and shown such leaps of imagination as to make us remember that the 20th Century is possibly the most extraordinary of them all."
Product Number:
98567EB
Format:
eBook
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
222
Binding:
eBook
ISBN:
1-6191-1238-8
ISBN13:
978-16191-1238-4
Publisher:
Bill's Music Shelf
Date Published:
3/2/2012
A concise yet comprehensive survey of 20th Century music for both students and the general public. Written by Graham Hearn who states, "my aim has been to highlight where composers have pushed boundaries, stretched our credibility and shown such leaps of imagination as to make us remember that the 20th Century is possibly the most extraordinary of them all."

List of Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements


PART 1: UP TO 1945
1 THE BEGINNINGS
Austro-Germany: Mahler and Strauss; France: Satie and Debussy; Free Atonality; Problems of Form; Emancipation Continues; New Aspects of Timbre; Rhythm; Stravinsky's Later Russian Works; Seeds of Change; Varèse
2 NATIONALISM, FOLK MUSIC, EXOTICISM
Bartòk; England; Janáček; Spain; Popular Culture; The Exotic; South America; The Spirit of Independence - Ives and Cowell
3 SERIALISM
Schoenberg, Berg and Webern; The early work of John Cage
4 NEO-CLASSICISM
Ravel; Stravinsky; Les Six; Music of Social Conscience; Weill; Russia; America; Sibelius and Nielsen


PART 2: AFTER 1945
1 A FRESH BEGINNING
Messiaen; Messiaen's Influence; Integral Serialism; Boulez and Stockhausen; Musique Concrète and Electronic Music; The Darmstadt Legacy; Theater; Music Theater in England; The Middle Ages Revisited; Indeterminacy, Chance and Aleatoricism; Reactions; Experimentalism; Groups; English Experimental Music; The Spirit of Independence Continued; Nancarrow; Texture
2 MINIMALISM
3 POST-MINIMALISM
Adams, Torke, Bang on a Can; Totalism; Andriessen and Martland; Pärt and Others
4 RESPONSES
Tippett, Carter, Stravinsky; New Complexity; Xenakis; Spectralism
5 PIONEERS COME OF AGE
Later Feldman; Later Cage; Later Stockhausen; Revisions
6 OTHER RESPONSES
Lachenmann; Scelsi; Younger Germanic Composers
7 REFERENCE AND QUOTATION
8 OTHER CURRENTS
Macmillan, Turnage; Further uses of Jazz; Ruders; Conservatives; Younger English Composers
9 WINDS FROM THE EAST
Australia
10 THE CRISIS OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Notes
Suggested Further Reading
Index

 
Series:
Get the extra files for your Mel Bay book by clicking the "Download Extras" button below.

downloadextras
The .zip file contains all of the extras you will need to help you learn from your Mel Bay book. Once it is downloaded to your computer, double-click the file to open. You can find out more about .zip files here.

If you are having trouble opening or downloading this file, please contact us.
eBook
PRICE:
$ 14.99
PRICE: 
$19.99
A Concise Guide to Understanding Music

Author : by Graham Wade
Format : eBook
A Concise Guide to Orchestral Music

Author : by David Fligg
Format : eBook
Student's Guide to the Great Composers

Author : by L. Dean Bye
Format : eBook