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Mitchell's argument is based on a consideration of the twin giants of the first half of the century, Schoenberg and Stravinsky, exploring the concept of modernism as expounded in the music of these composers in realation to corresponding developments in literature and visual arts.
First published over 35 years ago, The Language of Modern Music has been in print almost continuously and translated into many languages. It stands today as a crucial document that still proves relevant to the musical scene in the 1990s.
Donald Mitchell was born in 1925. A distinguished newspaper critic, he is the author or editor of 12 books on the life and works of Gustav Mahler and Benjamin Britten. Edward W. Said is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
|Note to Revised Edition (1969)||1|
|Preface to New Edition (1993)||2|
|I||Schoenberg: The Principle Capable of Serving as a Rule||13|
|II||Cross-Currents With Cubism||63|
|III||Stravinsky: The Past Made Accessible to New Feeling||95|
|V||Cross-Currents With Expressionism||134|
|VII||Music or 'Music'? (1968)||158|