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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Lambert, Constant, 1905-1951.
New York, October House 
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|Description:||288 pages : portrait ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||pt. 1. Pre-war pioneers. The revolutionary situation ; Impressionism and disruption ; Debussy as key-figure ; Music and the naughty 'nineties --
pt. 2. Post-war pasticheurs. The age of Pastiche ; Diaghileff and Stravinsky as time travellers ; Surrealism and neo-classicim ; 'Toute reaction est vraie' ; Synthetic melody ; Abstraction in music ; Erik Satie and his musique d'ameublement --
pt. 3. Nationalism and the exotic. Nationalism and democracy ; The Russian nationalists ; The conflict between nationalism and form ; Nationalism and the modern scene ; The cult of the exotic ; Exoticism and 'low life' ; The spirit of jazz ; Symphonic jazz --
pt. 4. The mechanical stimulus. The appalling popularity of music ; Mechanical romanticism ; Craft for craft's sake ; Mechanical music and the cinema ; The disappearing middlebrow --
pt. 5. Escape or submission. A psychological cul-de-sac ; Schönberg and official revolution ; Sibelius and the integration of form ; The symphonic problem ; Sibelius and the music of the future.
|Responsibility:||by Constant Lambert ; with an introduction by Arthur Hutchings.|