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Music in the 20th century : from Debussy through Stravinsky

Author: William W Austin
Publisher: London : Dent, 1966.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William W Austin
ISBN: 0460037706 9780460037709
OCLC Number: 9440175
Description: xx, 708 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: " ... On the edge, trembling with emotion". Adventure and achievement of Debussy ; Catchwords and issues of the 20th-century music ; Debussy's 20-century music; history in the service of "recruiting unknown friends" ; Contemporaries in America, Australia, Japan ; Contemporaries in Slavic lands ; Contemporaries in England and Northern Europe ; Contemporaries in Italy and Southern Europe ; Contemporaries in Austria-Hungary ; Contemporaries in Germany ; Contemporaries in France --
"Privilege ... becoming more exclusive". Emergence of jazz, to about 1923 ; Schoenberg to the twelve-tone technique (1922) ; Bartok to the dance suit (1923) ; Stravinsky to the octet and the wedding (1923) ; Jazz, mainstream and modern ; Schoenberg to his death (1951) ; Bartok to his death (1945) ; Stravinsky to the rake's progress (1951) --
"Horizons still more luminous". Webern ; Varese, Orff, Messiaen, and many others --
"Art of music ... has taken a few steps further". Hindemith ; Further steps in France, Italy, England ; Further steps in the Soviet Union, America, Germany --
"In this sense ... universal". Prokofiev ; Composers comparable to Prokofiev, born 1892 or earlier ; Successors to Prokofiev ; Stravinsky to his eightieth birthday.
Other Titles: Music in the twentieth century
Responsibility: William W. Austin.

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