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Music in the Late Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0195384857

ISBN-13: 9780195384857

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard Taruskin

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The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial five-volume survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Now this renowned work is available in paperback--both as a set and (for the first time) individually. This volume examines the music of the late twentieth century, ranging from Milton Babbitt and Edgard Varese to Steven Reich and Philip Glass . Taking a critical perspective, Taruskin sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. He combines an…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/27/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 610
Size: 7.01" wide x 9.96" long x 1.54" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Starting from Scratch
Music in the Aftermath of World War II; Zhdanovshchina, Darmstadt
Indeterminacy
Cage and the ""New York School""
The Apex
Babbitt and Cold War Serialism
The Third Revolution
Music and Electronic Media; Varese's Career
Standoff (I)Music in Society: Britten
Standoff (II)Music in History: Carter
The Sixties
Changing Patters of Consumption and the Challenge of Pop
A Harmonious Avant-Garde?
Minimalism: Young, Riley, Reich, Glass; Their European Emulators
After Everything
Postmoder