Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory / Edition 3

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory / Edition 3

by Joseph N. Straus
     
 

Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music—through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing—this book 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. This

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Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music—through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing—this book 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. This book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Chapter topics include basic concepts and definitions; pitch-class sets; centricity, referential collections, and triadic post-tonality; basic twelve-tone operations; and more twelve-tone topics. Musicians and enthusiasts looking to explore advanced topics in music theory and analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131898905
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
08/18/2004
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
464,431
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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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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