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Modern music and after

Author: Paul Griffiths
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covers musical changes since World War II, and then reviews the work of 50 composers since 1960.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Griffiths
ISBN: 0198165110 9780198165118 0198165781 9780198165781
OCLC Number: 32237452
Notes: "Clarendon paperbacks"--Cover.
Revised edition of: Modern music : the avant garde since 1945. 1981.
Description: xv, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beginning again : from 1945 to the early 1960s. Europe I : commencement, 1945-1951 ; America 1 : silencing music, 1945-1952 ; Europe 2 : total organization, 1949-1954 ; America 2 : classic modernism ; Europe 3 : achievement, 1953-1957 ; America 3 : after silence, 1952-1961 ; Europe 4 : mobile form, 1956-1962 ; Elder responses ; Europe 5 : disintegrations, 1959-1964 --
Six waves and five masters : the 1960s and 1970s. Of elsewhen and elsewhere ; Music theatre ; Politics ; Virtuosity and improvisation ; Computer music ; Minimalism and melody ; Five masters --
Many rivers : the 1980s and 1990s. String and knots --
Postlude.
Other Titles: Directions since 1945
Responsibility: Paul Griffiths.
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Examines the diverse directions taken by over 50 composers since 1960, offering a survey of the music. This work shows how the initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects  Read more...

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