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Music of the twentieth century : style and structure

Author: Bryan R Simms
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, [1996] ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Twentieth-century music is explored from both a historical and a theoretical perspective in this enlightening text. Bryan R. Simms addresses style and structure with equal care as he chronicles the evolution of music from the time of Schoenberg to the work of such current composers as Schnittke and Gorecki. Throughout the book, Simms focuses on a number of influential compositions, examining 107 major works in depth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simms, Bryan R.
Music of the twentieth century.
New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Prentice Hall International, ©1996
(OCoLC)639594817
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan R Simms
ISBN: 9780028723921 0028723929
OCLC Number: 34191736
Description: xvii, 435 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Tonality in transition --
Harmonic and motivic associations and the "emancipation of dissonance" --
Triadic harmony, diatonic collections, and tonality --
Serialism --
Rhythm and meter --
Orchestration, tone color, and texture --
Avant-garde composition in Germany and Austria --
Avant-Garde composition in France and Russia --
Musical nationalism --
Neoclassicism in France, Germany, and England --
Neoclassicism and populism in American music --
Experimental music in America --
The revival of the avant-garde --
Indeterminacy --
Electronic music --
Eclecticism --
Recent music in Europe and America.
Other Titles: Music of the 20th century
Responsibility: Bryan R. Simms.
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MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY provides an effective introduction to modern music using clear, comprehensive language. The author weaves together history, theory, and analysis to bring to life both  Read more...

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Repertory. Introduction. PART ONE: STRUCTURAL PRINCIPLES AND COMPOSITIONAL MATERIALS OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC. 1. Tonality in Transition. 2. Harmonic and Motivic Associations and the "Emancipation Read more...

 
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