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Concert music, rock, and jazz since 1945 : essays and analytical studies

Author: Elisabeth West Marvin; Richard Hermann
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2007
Series: Eastman studies in music, 2
Edition/Format:   Book : English : New printingView all editions and formats
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A collection of 13 essays that draw upon modern analytical techniques in order to survey a varied range of musical subjects, all from the latter half of the 20th century. Topics fall into three  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elisabeth West Marvin; Richard Hermann
ISBN: 9781580460965 1580460968 187882242X 9781878822420
OCLC Number: 488555439
Description: 449 s.
Contents: Introduction, Elizabeth West Marvin and Richard Hermann. Part 1 Compositional poietics: beyond unity - toward an understanding of musical postmodernism, Jonathan D. Kramer; the art-science of music after two millennia, Robert Cogan; aspects of confluence between Western art music and ethnomusicology, Robert D. Morris. Part 2 Some structuralist approaches: twelve-tone composition and the music of Elliott Carter, Andrew Mead; an analysis of polyrhythm in selected improvized jazz solos, Cynthia Folio; a generalization of contour theory to diverse musical spaces - analytical applications to the music of Dallapiccola and Stockhausen, Elizabeth West Marvin; The Beatles as composers - the genesis of "Abbey Road", side two, Walter Everett; structural factors in the microcanonic compositions of Gyorgy Ligeti, Jane Piper Clendinning. Part 3 Insights from other disciplines: theory, analysis and the "problem" of minimal music, Jonathan W. Bernard; the question of climax in Ruth Crawford's String Quartet, Mvt.3, Ellie M. Hisama; does the song remain the same? questions of authorship and identification in the music of Led Zeppelin, Dave Headlam; theories of chordal shape, aspects of linguistics and their roles in structuring Berio's "Sequenze IV for Piano", Richard Hermann; stylistic competencies, musical satire and "This is Spinal Tap", John Covach; music theory and the postmodern muse - an afterword, Nicholas J. Cook.
Series Title: Eastman studies in music, 2
Responsibility: Elizabeth West Marvin and Richard Hermann, eds.

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