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Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

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ISBN-10: 0521662567

ISBN-13: 9780521662567

Edition: 2004

Authors: Nicholas Cook, Anthony Pople

List price: $265.00
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"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.
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Book details

List price: $265.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/5/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 838
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.29" long x 2.24" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Introduction: trajectories of twentieth-century music Nicholas Cook
Peripheries and interfaces: Western music and its others
Music of a century: museum culture and the politics of subsidy
Innovation and the avant-garde, 1900-1920
Music, text and stage: the tradition of bourgeois tonality, 1900-1930
Classic jazz to 1945
Flirting with the vernacular: America in Europe, 1900-1945
Between the wars: traditions, modernisms and the ''little people' from the suburbs'
Brave new worlds: experimentalism between the wars
Proclaiming a mainstream
Rewriting the past: classicisms of the interwar period
Music of seriousness and commitment: the 1930s and beyond
Other mainstreams: light music and easy listening, 1920-70
New beginnings: the international avant-garde, 1945-62
Moderate modernisms: individualism and accessibility, 1945-75
After swing: modern jazz and its impact
Music of the youth revolution: rock through the 1960s
Expanding horizons: the international avant-garde, 1962-75
To the millennium: music as commodity
Ageing of the new: the museum of musical modernism
(Post)-minimalisms, 1975-2000: the search for a new mainstream
History and class consciousness: pop music towards 2000
'Art' music in a cross-cultural context: Africa towards 2000
Personalia Peter Elsdon