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Twentieth-century music : a history of musical style in modern Europe and America

Author: Robert P Morgan
Publisher: New York ; London : W W Norton & Company, [1991] ©1991
Series: Norton introduction to music history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Twentieth Century Music is the third volume to appear in this series.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert P Morgan
ISBN: 039395272X 9780393952728
OCLC Number: 21228669
Description: xvii, 554 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. The nineteenth-century musical background --
pt. I. Beyond tonality : from 1900 to World War I --
1. The historical context : Europe at the turn of the century --
2. Some transitional figures --
Austria : Mahler --
Germany : Richard Strauss --
Busoni --
Pfitzner --
Reger --
France : Debussy --
Satie --
Russia : Skryabin --
3. The atonal revolution --
Schoenberg --
Schoenberg as theorist and teacher --
Webern --
Berg --
4. New tonalities --
Stravinsky --
Bartók --
5. Other European currents --
Russia : Rachmaninov and others --
Italy : the futurists --
Czechoslovakia : Janáček --
Hungary : Kodály --
Scandinavia : Sibelius and Nielsen --
France : Ravel --
6. Beyond the continent --
Music in England --
Vaughan Williams --
Holst --
Charles Ives and American music. pt. II. Reconstruction and new systems : between the wars --
7. The historical context : Europe after World War I --
8. Neo-classicism --
The "new spirit" in France --
Satie --
Les Six --
Poulenc --
Milhaud --
Honegger --
Stravinsky and neo-classicism --
Bartók --
9. The twelve-tone system --
Schoenberg --
Webern --
Berg --
10. The influence of politics --
Germany --
Hindemith --
Weill --
Russia --
Prokofiev --
Shostakovich --
11. Other Europeans --
Italy : Casella, Malipiero, and Dallapiccola --
Germany : Orff --
Austria : Hauer --
Krenek --
Poland : Szymanowski --
Czechoslovakia : Hába --
Spain : Falla --
12. England after World War I --
Walton --
Britten --
Tippett --
13. The United States --
The new American traditionalists --
Copland --
Sessions --
The experimental tradition in American music --
Cowell --
Partch --
Varèse --
14. Latin America --
Villa-Lobos --
Chávez --
Ginastera --
Other Latin Americans. pt. III. Innovation and fragmentation : from World War II to the present --
15. The historical context : the world and World War II --
16. Integral serialism --
The postwar compositional mood --
The serial revolution in France : Messiaen and Boulez --
Serialism in Germany : Stockhausen --
American serialism : Babbitt --
Stravinsky and serialism --
17. Indeterminacy --
Cage and other Americans --
Indeterminacy in European music --
Notational innovations --
18. Innovations in form and texture --
The implications of serialism and indeterminacy --
From pointillism to group composition --
Textural music --
New instrumental resources --
Stochastic music --
Corresponding developments in American music --
19. The new pluralism --
The post-serial age --
Quotation and collage --
Jazz, rock, and popular influences --
Ethnic sources --
20. A return to simplicity : minimalism and the new tonality --
Minimalism --
The rediscovery of tonality --
Microtonality --
21. Music and the external world --
New approaches to language --
Extensions in music theater --
Multimedia --
Traditional opera --
The encroachment of reality --
Environmental music --
Music and politics --
22. Developments in technology : electronic music --
Antecedents --
Musique concrète --
Electronic studios --
Synthesizers --
Live and electronic mixtures --
Live electronic music --
Computer music --
The impact of technology on twentieth-century music --
23. Epilogue : music today --
The current musical scene --
The culture of musical pluralism --
Musical tradition today --
A glimpse at the future.
Series Title: Norton introduction to music history.
Responsibility: Robert P. Morgan, Yale University.

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