The Harmonic Organization of the Rite of Spring

Author: Allen Forte

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300105377

Category: Music

Page: 160

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Forte here applies his analytical approach as set forth in The Structure of Atonal Music to one of the monuments of modern music. Together the introduction and the analysis, with its more than 100 musical examples, both illuminate the structure of the work and demonstrate the way in which Forte's method may be applied in the analysis of complex music. [This study] is welcome and long overdue. The influence of Allen Forte on contemporary music theory has been enormous, and The Harmonic Organization of The Rite of Spring has importance for a number of serious musicians, particularly, for disciples and others interested in set-theoretic approach, and for those interested in Stravinsky's work..Seeing the theory applied consistently to a specific work can show if it provides any true illumination of the work..This study should not be ignored.-Frank Retzel, Notes

Analyzing Atonal Music

Pitch-class Set Theory and Its Contexts

Author: Michiel Schuijer

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580462709

Category: Music

Page: 306

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An engaging study -- the first ever -- of the principles used by noted scholars to unravel the masterpieces of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and other modernists.

Stil und Gedanke

Aufsätze zur Musik

Author: Arnold Schoenberg

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag GmbH


Category: Music

Page: 514

View: 6892

Arnold Schönberg, drei Klavierstücke Op. 11

Studien zur frühen Atonalität bei Schönberg

Author: Reinhold Brinkmann

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515078047

Category: Music

Page: 132

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Sch�nbergs Klavierstuecke op. 11 (1909) markieren einen musikgeschichtlich h�chst bedeutsamen Moment. Die Interpretationen dieses ersten gueltigen Werkes der (Sch�nbergschen) Atonalit�t verstehen sich als paradigmatisch, sie handeln von der Entstehung dessen, was heute 'Neue Musik' genannt wird. Die Arbeit setzt ein mit einer ausfuehrlichen Er�rterung der kompositorischen Situation Sch�nbergs zwischen 1906 und 1909; zentrale kompositorische Probleme der Opera 9, 10, 12, 14 und 15 werden untersucht, Grundideen Sch�nbergschen Komponierens dargestellt. Der analytische Hauptteil enth�lt nach Bemerkungen zur Quellenlage und einem Literaturbericht drei umfangreiche Interpretationskapitel. "The documentary aspect of the dissertation has stood, and will continue to stand, the test of time� Music and Letters "Brinkmann's mittlerweile 'klassisch' zu nennende Studie - in Darstellung, Gedankensch�rfe wie analytischem Zugriff ungeschlagen." Buchh�ndler heute "�ein Klassiker der analytischen Auseinandersetzung mit dem �uvre Sch�nbergs� ein zeitlos aktuelles Buch" �sterreichische Musikzeitschrift.

The Rest is Noise

Das 20. Jahrhundert hören

Author: Alex Ross

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492965326

Category: Music

Page: 704

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Eine glänzende Erzählung lässt uns die Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts über seine Musik neu erleben. Alex Ross, Kritiker des »New Yorker«, bringt uns aus dem Wien und Graz am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegs ins Paris und Berlin der Goldenen Zwanzigerjahre, aus Hitler-Deutschland über Russland ins Amerika der Sechziger- und Siebzigerjahre. Er führt uns durch ein labyrinthisches Reich, von Jean Sibelius bis Lou Reed, von Gustav Mahler bis Björk. Und wir folgen dem Aufstieg der Massenkultur wie der Politik der Massen, den dramatischen Veränderungen durch neue Techniken genauso wie den Kriegen, Experimenten, Revolutionen und Aufständen der zurückliegenden 100 Jahre. »Eine unwiderstehliche Einladung, sich mit den großen Themen des 20. Jahrhunderts zu beschäftigen.« Fritz Stern

Mathematics and Computation in Music

Second International Conference, MCM 2009, New Haven, CT, USA, June 19-22, 2009. Proceedings

Author: Elaine Chew,Adrian Childs,Ching-Hua Chuan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642023940

Category: Computers

Page: 298

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music, MCM 2009, held in New Haven, CT, USA, in June 2009. The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 38 submissions. The MCM conference is the flagship conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music. The papers deal with topics within applied mathematics, computational models, mathematical modelling and various further aspects of the theory of music. This year’s conference is dedicated to the honor of John Clough whose research modeled the virtues of collaborative work across the disciplines.

The Stravinsky Legacy

Author: Jonathan Cross

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521563659

Category: Music

Page: 282

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It has become increasingly apparent in recent decades that Stravinsky's music has had far-reaching influence on the development of music in our century. Stravinsky's modernist innovations - evident in such features as his music's discontinuity, its stasis, its ritualized anti-narrative, its novel rhythmic and formal structures, its articulation of new kinds of musical time, and its reinterpretation of music and materials from the past - have helped shape much of the music of our time. This book represents a first substantial attempt to evaluate Stravinsky's technical and aesthetic legacy. In Part I ('The Stravinsky Legacy'), Jonathan Cross explores the breadth of Stravinsky's impact on the music of composers as diverse as Adams, Andriessen, Birtwistle, Boulez, Carter, Messiaen, Reich, Stockhausen, Tippett, Varèse and Xenakis. In Part II ('Stravinsky Reheard') he returns to Stravinsky's neoclassical music to examine how recent developments in composition and musicology affect our understanding of and analytical approaches to Stravinsky.

The Right Notes

Twenty-three Selected Essays by George Perle on Twentieth-century Music

Author: George Perle

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9780945193371

Category: Music

Page: 310

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Harmony Book

Author: Elliott Carter

Publisher: Carl Fischer, L.L.C.

ISBN: 9780825845949

Category: Music

Page: 369

View: 6169

This comprehensive resource features more than 400 projections and colour illustrations augmented by MRI images for added detail to enhance the anatomy and positioning presentations.

The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory

Author: Thomas Christensen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316025489

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory is the first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language. A collaborative project by leading music theorists and historians, the volume traces the rich panorama of music-theoretical thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Recognizing the variety and complexity of music theory as an historical subject, the volume has been organized within a flexible framework. Some chapters are defined chronologically within a restricted historical domain, whilst others are defined conceptually and span longer historical periods. Together the thirty-one chapters present a synthetic overview of the fascinating and complex subject that is historical music theory. Richly enhanced with illustrations, graphics, examples and cross-citations as well as being thoroughly indexed and supplemented by comprehensive bibliographies of the most important primary and secondary literature, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

Serial Composition and Atonality

An Introduction to the Music of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern

Author: George Perle

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520074309

Category: Music

Page: 164

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Widely recognized as the definitive work in its field ever since its original publication in 1962, Serial Composition and Atonality remains an unsurpassed introduction to the technical features of what is probably the most revolutionary body of work since the beginnings of polyphony. In the analysis of specific compositions there is first and last of all a concern with the musical surface--an attempt to trace connections and distinctions there before offering any deeper-level constructions, and to offer none where their effects are not obvious on more immediate levels of musical experience. In this sixth edition of the book, George Perle employs the new and more consistent terminology for the identification of transpositional levels of twelve-tone sets that he first proposed in Twelve-Tone Tonality (1977).

Schoenberg's New World

The American Years

Author: Sabine Feisst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199792631

Category: Music

Page: 400

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Arnold Schoenberg was a polarizing figure in twentieth century music, and his works and ideas have had considerable and lasting impact on Western musical life. A refugee from Nazi Europe, he spent an important part of his creative life in the United States (1933-1951), where he produced a rich variety of works and distinguished himself as an influential teacher. However, while his European career has received much scholarly attention, surprisingly little has been written about the genesis and context of his works composed in America, his interactions with Americans and other ?migr?s, and the substantial, complex, and fascinating performance and reception history of his music in this country. Author Sabine Feisst illuminates Schoenberg's legacy and sheds a corrective light on a variety of myths about his sojourn. Looking at the first American performances of his works and the dissemination of his ideas among American composers in the 1910s, 1920s and early 1930s, she convincingly debunks the myths surrounding Schoenberg's alleged isolation in the US. Whereas most previous accounts of his time in the US have portrayed him as unwilling to adapt to American culture, this book presents a more nuanced picture, revealing a Schoenberg who came to terms with his various national identities in his life and work. Feisst dispels lingering negative impressions about Schoenberg's teaching style by focusing on his methods themselves as well as on his powerful influence on such well-known students as John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Dika Newlin. Schoenberg's influence is not limited to those who followed immediately in his footsteps-a wide range of composers, from Stravinsky adherents to experimentalists to jazz and film composers, were equally indebted to Schoenberg, as were key figures in music theory like Milton Babbitt and David Lewin. In sum, Schoenberg's New World contributes to a new understanding of one of the most important pioneers of musical modernism.

The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt

Author: Milton Babbitt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400841224

Category: Music

Page: 544

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Like his compositions, Milton Babbitt's writings about music have exerted an extraordinary influence on postwar music and thinking about music. In essays and public addresses spanning fifty years, Babbitt has grappled profoundly with central questions in the composition and apprehension of music. These writings range from personal memoirs and critical reviews to closely reasoned metatheoretical speculations and technical exegesis. In the history of music theory, there has been only a small handful of figures who have produced work of comparable stature. Taken as a whole, Babbitt's writings are not only an invaluable testimony to his thinking--a priceless primary source for the intellectual and cultural history of the second half of the twentieth century--but also a remarkable achievement in their own right. Prior to this collection, Babbitt's writings were scattered through a wide variety of journals, books, and magazines--many hard to find and some unavailable--and often contained typographical errors and editorial corruptions of various kinds. This volume of almost fifty pieces gathers, corrects, and annotates virtually everything of significance that Babbitt has written. The result is complete, authoritative, and fully accessible--the definitive source of Babbitt's influential ideas.

Mathematics and Computation in Music

Third International Conference, MCM 2011, Paris, France, June 15-17, 2011. Proceedings

Author: Carlos Agon,Emmanuel Amiot,Moreno Andreatta,Gerard Assayag,Jean Bresson,John Manderau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642215904

Category: Computers

Page: 375

View: 2496

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Third International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music, MCM 2011, held in Paris, France, in June 2011. The 24 revised full papers presented and the 12 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 62 submissions. The MCM conference is the flagship conference of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music. This year’s conference aimed to provide a multi-disciplinary platform dedicated to the communication and exchange of ideas amongst researchers involved in mathematics, computer science, music theory, composition, musicology, or other related disciplines. Areas covered were formalization and geometrical representation of musical structures and processes; mathematical models for music improvisation and gestures theory; set-theoretical and transformational approaches; computational analysis and cognitive musicology as well as more general discussions on history, philosophy and epistemology of music and mathematics.