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ISBN-10: 0521863414

ISBN-13: 9780521863414

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: $69.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 300
Size: 6.97" wide x 9.96" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Introducing the Introduction
Schoenberg's path to the twelve-tone method
Serialism in close-up
Schoenberg in the 1920s
Alban Berg
Reverence and resistance
Anton Webern
Discipline and license
The later Schoenberg
American counterpoints I
American counterpoints II
European repercussions I
European repercussions II
European repercussions III
European repercussions IV
European repercussions V