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Music in transition : a study of tonal expansion and atonality, 1900-1920

Author: Jim Samson
Publisher: New York : Norton, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Samson
ISBN: 0393021939 9780393021936
OCLC Number: 3240273
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 242 pages : music ; 25 cm
Contents: Part one : Tonality, its expansion and reinterpretation --
The nineteenth-century background. Tonal expansion in the nineteenth century ; Sources of new methods ; The later music of Liszt --
The significance of Busoni. Towards atonality ; Neo-tonality --
New tonal languages. Debussy ; Bartók and Stravinsky --
Part two : Paths to atonality --
"A pull within the art". The first decade ; The second decade --
Scriabin. The early music ; The evolution of a method --
Schoenberg. The First string quartet, op. 7 and First chamber symphony, op. 9 ; The Second string quartet, op. 10 --
Berg and Webern. Berg's early songs and Piano sonata, op. 1 ; Berg's Four songs, op. 2 ; A note on Webern's tonal music --
Szymanowski. The early music ; "Impressionist" works --
Cross-currents --
Part three : Early atonality --
Concept and terminology --
Atonality and tradition. Residual tonal elements ; Traditional forms and constructive methods ; Traditional phraseology --
"Free" atonality. Form and genre ; Pitch content ; Rhythm ; Other parameters --
Rappel à ordre. Neo-tonality : a theme in Szymanowski ; The "mystic chord" : a theme in Scriabin ; Towards the twelve-note method : a theme in Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.
Responsibility: Jim Samson.

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