+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Analytical Approaches to 20th Century Music - Joel Lester

Analytical Approaches to 20th Century Music

Hardcover

Published: 17th March 1989
$107.95
or 4 easy payments of $26.99 with Learn more
This title is not in stock at the Booktopia Warehouse and needs to be ordered from our supplier.
Click here to read more about delivery expectations.

Refreshingly free of jargon and the abstruse mathematical equations that characterize so many works of a speculative nature, this insightful study utilizes masterworks of twentieth-century music as the bases for discussion and analysis.

Analytic Approaches is organized into four units. The first focuses on aspects of musical structure other than pitch, such as rhythm, texture, timbre, form, and relationship of tonal music to the musics of our time. Units 2 and 3 deal with pitch structure: Unit 2 with pitch-class sets and Units 3 with serial music. Unit 4 contains a survey of music of the most recent generation.

The author admits freely that the perception of a work of art is a personal matter. In this book, he does not pretend to teach "the" way to listen to or to analyze contemporary music. Rather, he seeks to lead the reader to more informed listening through an understanding of how musical materials are used achieve both sonic and expressive effects.

ISBN: 9780393957624
ISBN-10: 0393957624
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17th March 1989
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.3  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1