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Music since 1945 Issues, Materials, and Literature

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ISBN-10: 0028730402

ISBN-13: 9780028730400

Edition: 1993

Authors: Elliott Schwartz, Daniel Godfrey

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This text presents a challenging and comprehensive survey of the music of the postwar periods. Written in a concise and engaging style, the authors encourage students to re-examine aesthetic assumptions and cultural biases as they explore the rich diversity of music in our time.
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Book details

List price: $196.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/12/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Precedents, Influence, and Early Postwar Trends
Composers and Audiences
Precedents and Influences Music from 1890 to 1945
New Ways of Listening: the "Loudspeaker Revolution"
New Concepts and Tools
The Early Postwar Years
Pieces for Study I
New Aesthetic Approaches
"Order" and "Chaos"
The Electronic Revolution I: Tape Composition and early Synthesizers
Multimedia and Total Theater
Texture, Mass, and Density
Non-Western Musical Influences
Pieces for Study II
More Recent Developments
Collage and Quotation
The Resurgence of Tonality
New Views of Performance: Space, Ritual, and Play
Process and Minimalism
The Electronic Revolution II: Computers and Digital Systems
Pieces for Study III
Issues and Directions
Notation, Improvisation, and Composition
Composers and National Traditions
Pieces for Study IV: a Panorama of Works by Genre
Select Bibliography
Select Discography
Index