Australian Piano Music of the Twentieth Century (Music Reference Collection Series #87)

Australian Piano Music of the Twentieth Century (Music Reference Collection Series #87)

by Larry Sitsky, Ruth Lee Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313322864

ISBN-13: 9780313322860

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This is the first book to comprehensively cover all of the Australian piano music of the 20th century. It is lavishly illustrated with over 300 music examples, giving a very clear picture of the various composers and styles. The composers are listed within various historical and stylistic blocks as well as within consideration of their own pianistic prowess. The

Overview

This is the first book to comprehensively cover all of the Australian piano music of the 20th century. It is lavishly illustrated with over 300 music examples, giving a very clear picture of the various composers and styles. The composers are listed within various historical and stylistic blocks as well as within consideration of their own pianistic prowess. The large number of scores will help future researchers as well as recording and concert pianists who are searching for new and exciting repertoire.

This is an invaluable book certain to appeal to music lovers, the professional musician and amateur, and students. In fact, anyone interested in the piano and its historical evolution will appreciate this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313322860
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Music Reference Collection Series , #87
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Musical Examples

Acknowledgment

Preface

The First Generation

Composers of Their Time: Early Modernists and Neoclassicists

Composers Looking Back: Late Romantics and the Nineteenth-Century Legacy

The "Australian" Composers

The Second Generation

Post-1945 Modernism

Retrospective Composers

More "Australian" Composers

Sitsky's Keyboard Music

The Third Generation

The Next Wave of Modernism

Minimalism and Maximalism

Pluralism: Popular Music/Jazz/Neotonality

"Australian" Composers: The Next Generation

The Youngest Composers

The Australian Piano Concerto

Conclusion

Bibliography

Appendix: Database of Piano Works Considered

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