This text presents a challenging and comprehensive survey of the music of the postwar periods. Written in a concise and engaging style, the authors encourage students to re-examine... Read more
This text presents a challenging and comprehensive survey of the music of the postwar periods. Written in a concise and engaging style, the authors encourage students to re-examine aesthetic assumptions and cultural biases as they explore the rich diversity of music in our time.
Music Since 1945 Hardback edition by Elliott Schwartz
"This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical pieces provides an invaluable overview of the evolution of contemporary music--from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernac"
A survey of the music of the postwar period, exploring a diversity of music from an international perspective. Integrating music theory and music history, this book concentrates on: pitch logic; process; texture; sound colour; time; performance ritual; parody/historicity; notation; and technology.
Essays in the fields of music, art criticism, literary criticism, philosophy, and the "history of consciousness" that confront the problems of relativist aesthetics. They range from theoretical discussions of the definition of art in our times to close examinations of particular artworks or art forms.
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