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Modern Music and After by Paul Griffiths

Title Modern Music and After
Author Paul Griffiths
Publisher OUP USA
Release 2010
Category Music
Total Pages 456
ISBN 019974050X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over the course of three decades, Modern Music and After has earned its place as the standard work on the processes of musical renewal that began in 1945. It is essential reading for the enquiring listener, and is used widely in university and conservatory courses.

Modern Music and After by Paul Griffiths

Title Modern Music and After
Author Paul Griffiths
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2011-02-16
Category Music
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780199792283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.

Music After the Fall by Tim Rutherford-Johnson

Title Music After the Fall
Author Tim Rutherford-Johnson
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release 2017-02
Category Music
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0520283155
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Music after the Fall is the first book to survey contemporary Western art music within the transformed political, cultural, and technological environment of the post–Cold War era. In this book, Tim Rutherford-Johnson considers musical composition against this changed backdrop, placing it in the context of globalization, digitization, and new media. Drawing connections with the other arts, in particular visual art and architecture, he expands the definition of Western art music to include forms of composition, experimental music, sound art, and crossover work from across the spectrum, inside and beyond the concert hall. Each chapter is a critical consideration of a wide range of composers, performers, works, and institutions, and develops a broad and rich picture of the new music ecosystem, from North American string quartets to Lebanese improvisers, from electroacoustic music studios in South America to ruined pianos in the Australian outback. Rutherford-Johnson puts forth a new approach to the study of contemporary music that relies less on taxonomies of style and technique than on the comparison of different responses to common themes of permission, fluidity, excess, and loss.

A History of Modern Music by Paul Collaer

Title A History of Modern Music
Author Paul Collaer
Publisher Cleveland : World Publishing Company
Release 1961
Category Music
Total Pages 413
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A translation of the second edition of the French text, published in Belgium 1955. This book "presents the evolution of musical thought from the origins of twelve-tone music to the American and British composers of today. French music since Devussy, the work fo Eric Satie and 'les Six,' German music after Richard Strauss, and music in Soviet Russia are all discussed." Publisher's note.

Philosophy of Modern Music by Theodor W. Adorno

Title Philosophy of Modern Music
Author Theodor W. Adorno
Publisher A&C Black
Release 2003-01-01
Category Music
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9780826414908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A landmark work from the founder of the Frankfurt School. A key work in the study of Adorno, of interest to students and general readers alike.

Walt Whitman and Modern Music by Lawrence Kramer

Title Walt Whitman and Modern Music
Author Lawrence Kramer
Publisher Routledge
Release 2018-12-07
Category Music
Total Pages 202
ISBN 1135672490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Walt Whitman's poetry, especially his Civil War poetry, attracted settings by a wide variety of modern composers in both English- and German-speaking countries. The essays in this volume trace the transformation of Whitman's nineteenth-century texts into vehicles for confronting twentieth-century problems-aesthetic, social, and political. The contributors pay careful attention to music and poetry alike in examining how the Whitman settings become exemplary means of dealing with both the tragic and utopian faces of modernism. The book is accompanied by a CD recording by Joan Heller and Thomas Stumpf of complete Whitman cycles composed by Kurt Weill, George Crumb, and Lawrence Kramer, and the first recording of four Whitman songs composed in the 1920s by Marc Blitzstein.

Title Modern Music
Author
Publisher
Release 1966
Category Music
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Ethnomusicology and Modern Music History
Author Stephen Blum
Publisher University of Illinois Press
Release 1993
Category Music
Total Pages 322
ISBN 9780252063435
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Designed as a tribute to world-renowned ethnomusicologist Bruno Nettl, this volume explores the ways in which ethnomusicologists are contributing to the larger task of investigating music history. The fifteen contributors explore topics ranging from meetings with the Suyá Indians of Brazil to the German-speaking Jewish community of Israel; from Indian music in Felicity, Trinidad, to Ravi Shankar's role as cultural mediator. "This book is unique not only for its approach but also for the scope of its content. . . . It is definitely a must for libraries of research centers and institutions with ethnomusicology programs." -- Choice

45 Profiles in Modern Music by Elmer Richard Churchill

Title 45 Profiles in Modern Music
Author Elmer Richard Churchill
Publisher Walch Publishing
Release 1996
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 152
ISBN 9780825128530
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Alan Bush Modern Music and the Cold War
Author Joanna Bullivant
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2017-08-10
Category Music
Total Pages
ISBN 1108210163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first major study of Alan Bush, this book provides new perspectives on twentieth-century music and communism. British communist, composer of politicised works, and friend of Soviet musicians, Bush proved to be 'a lightning rod' in the national musical culture. His radical vision for British music prompted serious reflections on aesthetics and the rights of artists to private political opinions, as well as influencing the development of state-sponsored music making in East Germany. Rejecting previous characterisations of Bush as political and musical Other, Joanna Bullivant traces his aesthetic project from its origins in the 1920s to its collapse in the 1970s, incorporating discussion of modernism, political song, music theory, opera, and Bush's response to the Soviet music crisis of 1948. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources, including recently released documents from MI5, this book constructs new perspectives on the 'cultural Cold War' through the lens of the individual artist.

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