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Music in the Twentieth Century : The Twelve-Note Music of Anton Webern: Old Forms in a New Language Series Number 2 - Kathryn Bailey

Music in the Twentieth Century

The Twelve-Note Music of Anton Webern: Old Forms in a New Language Series Number 2


Published: 7th June 2004
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This important new study reassesses the position of Anton Webern in twentieth-century music. The twelve-note method of composition adopted by Anton Webern had profound consequences for composers of the next generation such as Stockhausen and Boulez, who saw Webern's music as revolutionary. In her detailed analyses, however, Professor Bailey demonstrates a fundamentally traditional aspect to Webern's creativity, when describing his own music. Professor Bailey analyses all Webern's twelve-note works (from Op. 17 to Op. 31) i.e. the instrumental and vocal music written between 1924 and 1943. These analyses draw on sketch material recently made available at the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel and include transcriptions of little-known drafts and sketches. A most valuable aspect of the book is the inclusion in appendices of such materials as a complete explanation of the row content of each work, the correct prime form of each of the rows from Op. 20 onwards, with a matrix constructed for each, and exhaustive row analyses.

Conventions in the text
Row and Canon: Introduction to Part I
The rows
Row topography
The Instrumental Music: Introduction to Part II
The movements in Sonata Form: Opp. 20/ii, 21/i, 22/i, 24/i and 27/i
The movements in variation form: Opp. 21/ii, 24/iii, 27/iii, 28/i and 30
The movements in rondo and ternary forms: Opp. 20/i, 22/ii, 24/ii, 28/ii and 28/iii
The movement in binary form: Op. 27/ii
The Music With Voices: Introduction to Part III
Das Augenlicht
Cantata I
Cantata II
Chronological worklist
Select bibliography
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521547963
ISBN-10: 0521547962
Series: Music in the Twentieth Century
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 7th June 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.75