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Reflections of an American composer

Author: Arthur Victor Berger
Publisher: Berkeley : Univ. of California Press, cop. 2002.
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In this collection of essays, distinguished composer, theorist, journalist and educator Arthur Berger invites us into the vibrant and ever-changing American music scene that has been his home for  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Arthur Berger; Arthur Berger; Arthur Berger
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Victor Berger
ISBN: 0520232518 9780520232518
OCLC Number: 718647968
Description: VI, 270 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Trends in twentieth-century American composition. Composers and their audience in the thirties ; Nationalism ; Is music in decline? ; Rendezvous with Apollo : form is feeling ; Reinventing the past : pastiche, collage, or "criticism"? ; Serialism : composer as theorist ; Rapprochement or friendly takeover? ; Postmodern music --
Writing about music. Virgil Thomson and the press ; Music on my beat ; PNM and the Ph. D. ; A tale of two critics : Rosenfeld and Haggin --
Aesthetics and musical analysis. Do we hear what we say we hear? ; New linguistic modes and the new theory ; The octatonic scale --
Retrospective. Backstage at the opera ; A tale of two conductors : Koussevitzky and Mitropoulos ; From my diary : brief encounters.
Responsibility: Arthur Berger.


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