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Author Morris, Robert, 1943-

Title The whistling blackbird : essays and talks on new music / Robert Morris.

Imprint Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2010.

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML200.5 .M833 2010    Available  ---
Description xxv, 416 pages : music ; 24 cm.
Series Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989 ; [v. 80]
Eastman studies in music ; v. 80.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-401) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Essays on composers. Cage contemplating, contemplating Cage -- Some things I learned (didn't learn) from Milton Babbitt, or Why I am (am not) a serial composer -- Not only rows in Richard Swift's Roses only -- A footnote to Hasty, Whitehead, and Plato : more thoughts on Stefan Wolpe's music -- -- pt. 2. Talks on my music. Composing Each time -- Why Not lilacs -- Cold Mountain songs -- Music as poetry : a talk on my Fourteen little piano pieces -- Nature, music and nature, my music outdoors -- -- pt. 3. Essays on criticism and aesthetics. Aspects of confluence between Western art music and ethnomusicology -- Musical form, expectation, attention, and quality -- Autocommentary : thoughts on music theory at the Milennium -- Thinking about musical time.
Subject Music -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- 20th century -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
ISBN 9781580463492 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1580463495 (hardcover : alk. paper)