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Music Since the First World War - Arnold Whittall

Music Since the First World War

Paperback Published: 1st February 1996
ISBN: 9780198165330
Number Of Pages: 288

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This survey of the most significant modern composers and their techniques has become a standard work on the constantly shifting musical developments during the greater part of the twentieth century. In a concise and accessible narrative, Whittall examines the continued but declining commitment to tonality, twelve-note serialism, and the gradual emergence of new aesthetic attitudes and concepts of musical form.

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`stimulating survey of more than 30 composers' Paul Griffiths, Musical Times

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Survival of Tonality
Symphonic Music I: Nielsen, Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, and othersp. 9
Bela Bartokp. 31
Igor Stravinskyp. 51
Symphonic Music II: Hindemith, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and othersp. 69
Opera: Richard Strauss, Weill, Janacek, Prokofiev, Britten, and othersp. 93
Twelve-note Music
Arnold Schoenbergp. 119
Alban Bergp. 143
Anton Webernp. 157
The Spread of Serialism: Stravinsky, Sessions, Gerhard, Dallapiccola, Babbittp. 177
From Past to Future
The Radical Aesthetic: Satie, Varese, Cage, and othersp. 195
Three Individualists: Tippett, Messiaen, Carterp. 212
Seven Europeans: Lutoslawski, Xenakis, Ligeti, Berio, Boulez, Henze, Stockhausenp. 236
Notes on the textp. 267
Bibliographyp. 274
Indexp. 277
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ISBN: 9780198165330
ISBN-10: 0198165331
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st February 1996
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.93  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.19