Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory / Edition 2

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory / Edition 2

by Joseph N. Straus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130143316

ISBN-13: 9780130143310

Pub. Date: 10/13/1999

Publisher: Pearson Education

A primer--rather than a survey--this book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music--through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing--it provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical

Overview

A primer--rather than a survey--this book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music--through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing--it provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical examples and fully worked-out analyses, all drawn largely from the "classical" pre-war repertoire by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Webern. Considers three principal kinds of post-tonal music--free atonal music, twelve-tone music, and centric music. Makes extensive use of transformational graphs and networks to present analytical information; and includes a variety of exercises in theory, analysis, musicianship and ear-training, and composition. For anyone interested in Twentieth-Century Music Techniques and Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130143310
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/13/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.35(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents



1. Basic Concepts and Definitions.

Analysis 1: Webern, Wie bin ich froh! from Three Songs, Op. 25. Schoenberg, Nacht, from Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21.


2. Pitch-Class Sets.

Analysis 2: Schoenberg, Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15, No. 11. Bartok String Quartet No. 4, first movement.


3. Some Additional Relationships.

Analysis 3: Webern, Movement for String Quartet, Op. 5, No. 4. Berg, Schlafend tragt man mich, from Four Songs, Op. 2., No. 2.


4. Centricity, Referential Collections, and Triadic Post-Tonality.

Analysis 4: Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex, rehearsal nos. 167-70. Bartok, Sonata, first movement.


5. Basic Twelve-Tone Operations.

Analysis 5: Schoenberg, Suite for Piano, Op. 25, Gavotte. Stravinsky, In Memoriam Dylan Thomas.


6. More Twelve-Tone Topics.

Analysis 6: Webern, String Quartet, Op. 28, first movement. Schoenberg, Piano Piece, Op. 33a.


Appendix 1. List of Set Classes.


Appendix 2. Index Vectors.


Index.

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