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ISBN-10: 0521682002

ISBN-13: 9780521682008

Edition: 2008

Authors: Arnold Whittall

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From the earliest years of the 20th century composers sought ways in which to break from earlier musical traditions. Serialism is one of the most prominent innovations resulting from this. From Schoenberg to Stockhausen, Berg to Boulez, this introduction tells the story of how serialism emerged, and provides a basic outline of serial compositional techniques. Introduces serialism - a traditionally complex but key area of music studies - in a thorough and straightforward way. Clearly and concisely describes the technical aspects of serialism, using illustrative music examples. Contains a glossary to aid readers unfamiliar with specialised vocabulary.
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.69" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface; 1. Introducing the Introduction; 2. Schoenberg's path to the twelve-tone method; 3. Serialism in close-up; 4. Schoenberg in the 1920s; 5. Alban Berg. Reverence and resistance; 6. Anton Webern. Discipline and license; 7. The later Schoenberg; 8. American counterpoints I; 9. American counterpoints II; 10. European repercussions I; 11. European repercussions II; 12. European repercussions III; 13. European repercussions IV; 14. European repercussions V; Glossary.