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The listening composer

Author: George Perle
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1990.
Series: Ernest Bloch lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Perle takes us into the composer's workshop as he reevaluates what we call "twentieth-century music"--A term used to refer to new or modern or contemporary music that represents a radical break from the tonal tradition, or "common practice," of the preceding three centuries. He proposes that this music, in the course of breaking with the tonal tradition, presents coherent and definable elements of a new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Perle; George Perle; George Perle
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Perle
ISBN: 0520069919 9780520069916 0520205189 9780520205185
OCLC Number: 20526372
Description: 202 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Lecture 1 : Turning screws and slicing apples --
Lecture 2 : The Martian musicologists --
Lecture 3 : "Windows of order" --
Lecture 4 : Pitches or pitch-classes? --
Lecture 5 : Composing with symmetries --
Lecture 6 : Tonal oder atonl?
Series Title: Ernest Bloch lectures.
Responsibility: George Perle.
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Taking us into the composer's workshop, the author reevaluates "twentieth-century music" - a term used to refer to modern or contemporary music that represents a radical break from the tonal  Read more...

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