Higher Education

Music Since 1945: Issues, Materials, and Literature, 1st Edition

  • Elliott Schwartz Bowdoin College
  • Daniel Godfrey Syracuse University
  • ISBN-10: 0028730402  |  ISBN-13: 9780028730400
  • 560 Pages
  • © 1993 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $163.00 List Price = $ 216.95

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Overview

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.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
PART I: PRECEDENTS, INFLUENCE, AND EARLY POSTWAR TRENDS.
1. Composers and Audiences.
2. Precedents and Influences Music from 1890 to 1945.
3. New Ways of Listening: The "Loudspeaker Revolution".
4. New Concepts and Tools.
5. The Early Postwar Years.
6. Pieces for Study I.
PART II: NEW AESTHETIC APPROACHES.
7. "Order" and "Chaos".
8. The Electronic Revolution I: Tape Composition and early Synthesizers.
9. Multimedia and Total Theater.
10. Texture, Mass, and Density.
11. Non-Western Musical Influences.
12. Pieces for Study II.
PART III: MORE RECENT DEVELOPMENTS.
13. Collage and Quotation.
14. The Resurgence of Tonality.
15. New Views of Performance: Space, Ritual, and Play.
16. Process and Minimalism.
17. The Electronic Revolution II: Computers and Digital Systems.
18. Pieces for Study III.
PART IV: ISSUES AND DIRECTIONS.
19. Notation, Improvisation, and Composition.
20. Composers and National Traditions.
21. Pieces for Study IV: A Panorama of Works by Genre.
Select Bibliography.
Select Discography.
Index.