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Soundings: Music in the Twentieth Century 1st Edition

Glenn Watkins

  • Published
  • 752 Pages

Glenn Watkins, University of Michigan

Preface.
PART 1: VIENNA: 1885-1915.
1. The German Romantic Legacy.
2. Schoenberg to 1909: Extending Traditions.
3. Webern: Opus 1 to Opus 12.
4. Alban Berg Before Wozzeck.
PART TWO: PARIS: 1885-1915.
5. Debussy: Impressionism and Symbolism.
6. Maurice Ravel to the Mallarme Songs (1913).
7. Exoticism: Importations from Abroad.
8. Symbolist Reverberations Abroad (I): Decadent Symbolism.
9. Symbolist Reverberations Abroad (II): Synesthetic Symbolism.
PART THREE: EMEBLEMS OF CRISIS: 1909-1914.
10. Expressionism: The Path to Pierrot.
11. Primitivism: The Road to the Rite.
12. Futurism: Manifestos and Machines.
13. The New Simplicities: France.
14. The New Simplicities: Germany.
15. Toward Neoclassicism.
16. Zemlinsky's Lyric Symphony: Against the Tide.
17. Berg: Wozzeck and the Violin Concerto.
18. Weberns Path to the New Music.
PART FIVE: EMERGING NATIONAL ASPIRATIONS: 1910-1945.
19. Hungary: Bela Bartok.
20. Russians Abroad and At Home.
21. The Twentieth-Century Spanish and English Renaissance.
22. An "American" Music for America.
PART SIX: BEYOND NATIONALISM: 1920-1950.
23. Rituals, Liturgies, and Voices of War.
PART SEVEN: POSTWAR SERIALISM AND THE RISE OF AN INTERNATIONAL AVANT-GARDE.
24. Europe: In Search of a Common Practice.
25. The United States of America.
26. Serialism and the European Old Guard.
27. The International Avant-Garde: Choice and Chance.
PART EIGHT: THE QUEST FOR NEW SOUNDS.
28. Electronics and Explorations of Duration, Timbre, and Space.
29. The New Virtuosity.
PART NINE: PAST IMPERFECT-FUTURE SUBJUNCTIVE.
30. Users of the Past: A Synthesis.
31. Users of the Past: The Generic Revivals.
32. Envoi.
Notes.
Index.