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Postmodernism in Music

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ISBN-10: 0521151570

ISBN-13: 9780521151573

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kenneth Gloag

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Postmodernism is a term that has been used extensively to describe general trends and specific works in many different cultural contexts, including literature, cinema, architecture and the visual arts. This introduction clarifies the term and explores its relevance for music through discussion of specific musical examples from the 1950s to the present day, providing an engagement between theory and practice. Overall, this book equips students with a thorough understanding of this complex but important topic in music studies. It: • outlines and addresses the problems of defining what we mean by postmodernism • explores when postmodernism begins • engages with a broad range of literature and…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/21/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 217
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.69" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.990

Kenneth Gloag is Reader in Musicology at Cardiff University.

Introducing postmodernism
Postmodern musicology - postmodern music
From anti-modernism to postmodern nostalgia
The challenge of the past
The music of George Rochberg: from modern serialism to postmodern pastiche
The music of John Zorn: 'a postmodernism of resistance'
Blurring the boundaries
The music of Sofia Gubaidulina (and others): 'as if the history of music were at an end'
Repetitions and revisions: from bebop to hip-hop