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Author Auner, Joseph Henry, 1959-

Title Music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries / Joseph Auner.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton and Company, [2013]

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 Talbott: Circulating Collection  ML197. A87 M8    Available  ---
Edition First edition.
Description xx, 306, 47 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Western music in context: a Norton history
Western music in context.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Anthology repertoire -- Series editor's preface -- Author's preface -- A sense of possibility. Tangled chaos and the blank page ; Modern, modernism, modernity ; Becoming a "possibilist" ; New possibilities and perspectives ; For further reading -- Part I: From the turn of the twentieth century through World War I. Expanding musical worlds : New inner and outer landscapes ; Modernism, modernity, and "systems of happiness and balance" ; Gustav Mahler and the symphony as world ; Alma Mahler and the new woman ; Debussy, symbolism, exoticism, and the century of aeroplanes ; For further reading -- Making new musical languages : Atonality, post-tonality, and the emancipation of the dissonance ; Busoni's new aesthetic of music ; Futurism and The art of noises ; Strauss and referential tonality ; Skryabin's new harmonic structures ; Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern ; For further reading -- Folk sources, the primitive, and the search for authenticity : Locating the folk ; Sibelius: creating Finnishness ; Ives's America ; Primitivism and the folk ; Bartók and the search for a mother tongue ; Stravinsky, Russianness, and the folk estranged ; For further reading -- Part II: The interwar years. New music taking flight : Europe and America after the War ; Radio, recording, and film ; Music for use ; New instruments, the sounds of the city, and machine art ; Jazz, race, and the new music ; For further reading -- Paris, neoclassicism, and the art of the everyday : Neoclassicism ; Musical high life and low life ; Music and cultural politics ; Antiquity and ritual ; Eighteenth-century sources ; Tonality defamiliarized ; The art of the everyday ; Jazz and "the primitive" ; For further reading -- The search for order and balance : Cultural politics of the search for order ; The twelve-tone method ; New approaches to rhythm, texture, and form ; New tonalities ; For further reading -- Inventing traditions : Villa-Lobos and Brasilidade ; Vaughan Williams and "Englishness" ; The borders of American music ; Copland and the American landscape ; Still and the African-American experience ; McPhee's imaginary homeland in Bali ; For further reading -- Part III: World War II and its aftermath. Rebuilding amid the ruins : Social transformations ; Britten's war requiem ; Musical ramifications of the Cold War ; Shostakovich's string quartet no. 8 ; For further reading -- Trajectories of order and chance : Post-World War II contexts ; Twelve-tone composition after World War II ; Integral serialism ; Chance, indeterminacy, and the blank page ; For further reading -- Electronic music from the Cold War to the computer age : Music, science, and technology in the Cold War ; Manipulating sound in the studio ; Musique concrète ; Notating, analyzing, and listening to electronic music ; Synthesizers ; Computer music ; For further reading -- Part IV: From the 1960s to the present. Texture, timbre, loops, and layers : Origins of texture music ; Ligeti's sonorous textures and micropolyphony ; Textual approaches in the music of Stockhausen and Boulez ; Mathematical models ; Timbre and extended techniques ; Composing with layers ; For further reading -- Histories recollected and remade : The past in the present ; Quotation, protest, and social change ; Postmodernism ; Remaking traditions ; For further reading -- Minimalism and its repercussions : Origins and locales ; Minimalist art and musical processes ; Minimalist sources ; Pathways of postminimalism ; For further reading -- Border crossings : Global encounters ; Music in-between ; Multimedia and sound art ; Music, science, and technology ; Artist and audience ; For further reading.
Subject Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Music -- Instruction and study.
Chronological Term 1900 - 2099
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9780393929201 (pbk.)
0393929205 (pbk.)
Standard No. 40022473620