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Music in the 20th Century From Debussy Through Stravinsky

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ISBN-10: 0393333892

ISBN-13: 9780393333893

Edition: 2009

Authors: William W. Austin

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One of the principal aims of this vast panorama of musical composition in the twentieth century is to arouse in the reader a thirst for contemporary music and to share with him the author's knowledge of and enthusiasm for the many masterworks in different styles that our century has already produced. The emphasis is on the development of the various styles to be found in the music of our time.Beginning with Debussy, the author traces growing freedom in the use of tonality and the different paths this emancipation took. Central to the book are the achievements of Schoenberg, Bartók, Stravinsky, and an insistence on the important role of jazz. Webern, Hindemith, and Prokofiev are also seen as…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 748
Size: 6.18" wide x 10.55" long x 1.65" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English