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Perle, George 1915-2009

Overview
Works: 413 works in 1,047 publications in 7 languages and 18,056 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Musical settings  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Commentator, Instrumentalist, Adapter, Composer, Interviewee, Performer, Arranger, Honoree
Classifications: MT40, 781.3
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Most widely held works by George Perle
Serial composition and atonality; an introduction to the music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern by George Perle( Book )

81 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 2,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The operas of Alban Berg by George Perle( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-tone tonality by George Perle( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge, in twentieth-century music, to the normative status of triadic tonality is one of the most far-reaching and extreme revolutions that the history of music has known. In his classic work, Twelve-Tone Tonality, George Perle argues that the seemingly disparate styles of post-triadic music in fact share common structural elements. According to Perle, these elements collectively imply a new tonality as "natural" and coherent as the major-minor tonality that was the basis of a common musical language in the past. His book describes the foundational assumptions of this post-diatonic tonality and illustrates its compositional functions with numerous musical examples. The second edition of Twelve-Tone Tonality is enlarged by eleven new chapters. Some of these are "postscripts" to earlier chapters, clarifying, elucidating, and expanding upon concepts discussed in the original edition. Others discuss new developments in the theory and practice of twelve-tone tonality, including voice-leading implications of the system and dissonance treatment. Errors discovered in the original edition have been corrected. - Jacket flap
The New Grove Second Viennese school : Schoenberg, Webern, Berg by O. W Neighbour( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style and idea in the Lyric suite of Alban Berg by George Perle( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second edition of Perle's monograph is substantially enlarged by the addition of a new chapter concerned with non-serial aspects of the Lyric Suite. Perle demonstrates that Berg came closer than anyone else to a realization of Schoenberg's expressed and truly revolutionary purpose in formulating the concept of the tone-row - to lay "the foundation for a new procedure in musical construction which seemed fitted to replace those structural differentiations provided formerly by tonal harmonies"--And that Berg accomplished this as fully with the resources of "free atonality" as he did when composing in his own special and personal versions of the 12-tone system." "Perle's contribution in both domains, the analytical and the biographical, have their original and primary impetus in his studies of the Lyric Suite, a work that has preoccupied him since 1937. This Pendragon edition brings the wealth of his earlier writings on the Lyric Suite together for the first time and includes, in addition, new material on the quartet's history, new analytical observations, and a comparative study of the sketches and drafts that allows the reader to convert the currently published score into an authoritatively corrected edition."--Jacket
Piano works by George Perle( Recording )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind quintets by George Perle( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in No Linguistic content and Hebrew and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six new etudes : for piano by George Perle( )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right notes : twenty-three selected essays by George Perle on twentieth-century music by George Perle( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orchestral works by George Perle( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wind quintet no. 4 for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon by George Perle( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serenade no. 3 for piano and chamber orchestra (1983) ; Ballade (1981) ; Concertino for piano, winds and timpani (1979) by George Perle( Recording )

4 editions published in 1985 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto no. 2 for piano and orchestra by George Perle( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen Dickinson songs Two Rilke songs (1941) by George Perle( Recording )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen Dickinson songs by George Perle( )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Perle wind quintets by George Perle( Recording )

5 editions published in 1988 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lyric suite : the secret vocal part = Lyrische Suite : die geheime Gesangsstimme by Alban Berg( )

8 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facsimile of hand written text by Berg to the last movement of his Lyric Suite dedicated to Hanna Fuchs-Robettin. The text and melody, with English translation, is transcribed by Douglass M. Green
Quintet for winds, no. 1 (Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon) by George Perle( )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three inventions for solo bassoon by George Perle( )

10 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three movements for orchestra by George Perle( Recording )

4 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The operas of Alban Berg
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George Perle American composer

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George Perle amerikansk komponist

George Perle amerikansk kompositr

George Perle compositore statunitense

George Perle US-amerikanischer Komponist und Musiktheoretiker

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The operas of Alban BergTwelve-tone tonalityThe New Grove Second Viennese school : Schoenberg, Webern, BergStyle and idea in the Lyric suite of Alban BergThe right notes : twenty-three selected essays by George Perle on twentieth-century music