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Introducing Modern Music.


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ISBN 10: 0838637256 / ISBN 13: 9780838637258
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New York, Penguin Books, 1995. With musical examples. Paperback. 8vo. 329 pp. (A good copy). An essential guide to twentieth-century classical music - from sounds and styles to instruments and reading scores. A survey of 20th-century American classical music. Beginning with Charles Ives, the book's course follows the development of music in its several styles, from the neo-Romanticism of Walter Piston and Aaron Copland, to the uncompromising innovations of Edgard Varese and John Cage. (booknr: 47493). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 47493

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Titel: Introducing Modern Music.

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Explores the rich traditions of 20th-century American music. Traces the history of popular folk songs, Negro spirituals, psalms & hymns which together created an independent music with a distinct character. Discusses the inventiveness of Charles Ives; popular styles such as Gospel, blues, ragtime, jazz & Tin Pan Alley; & composers who drew on these influences. Charts the success of giants such as Copland & Cage, & redefines the importance of lesser-known figures such as Cowell, Partch & Earle Brown. Discusses the Modernists, such as Babbitt, Carter & Crumb; & Minimalists such as Young, Riley, Reich, Glass & Adams. Looks at South American composers such as Villa-Lobos, Chavez & Kagel. Indispensable!


An indispensable introduction to twentieth-century American music, the major movements and personalities, and cultural influence, this book takes the reader chronologically through this fascinating and vibrant time in the development of an American style of music.

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