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Musical portraits. The composition of identity in contemporary and experimental music.

Author: Joshua S Walden
Publisher: Kettering : Oxford University Press 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joshua S. Walden's study of the genre of musical portraiture since 1945 focuses on significant composers of the period, including Pierre Boulez, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, and Gyorgy Ligeti. Grounding his exploration in key works, Walden uncovers contemporary understandings of music's capacity to depict identity, and of intersections between music, literature, theater, film, and the visual arts.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua S Walden
ISBN: 9780190653507 0190653507
OCLC Number: 1035750248
Description: 200 p.
Responsibility: Joshua S. Walden.

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Joshua S. Walden's study of the genre of musical portraiture since 1945 focuses on significant composers of the period, including Pierre Boulez, Morton Feldman, Philip Glass, and Gyorgy Ligeti. Grounding his exploration in key works, Walden uncovers contemporary understandings of music's capacity to depict identity, and of intersections between music, literature, theater, film, and the visual arts.

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This is the first study to delve deep into the intersection of musical and artistic portraiture. The specialized nature of this volume makes it most valuable to those doing focused work on the arts Read more...

 
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