Singing in the Wilderness: Music and Ecology in the Twentieth Century by Wilfrid Mellers, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Singing in the Wilderness: Music and Ecology in the Twentieth Century

Singing in the Wilderness: Music and Ecology in the Twentieth Century

by Wilfrid Mellers
     
 

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Mellers (composer and professor emeritus, University of York) begins with the confusion of the (unfamiliar) forest within, audible in Wagner's late and Shoenberg's early works, in Delius's , and Debussy's as et M<'e>lisande/>. The next section, The Forest Without, examines Charles Koechlin's erique/> and Milhaud's which embrace the real jungle without and the imaginative jungle within. Part 3 shows Villa-Lobos and Carlos Ch<'a>vez connecting, as Mellers puts it, "the jungle within the mind and the asphalt jungle of a rapidly industrialized metropolis." Part four explores interrelationships between wilderness and machine through the work of Carl Ruggles, Var<`e>se, Partch, Reich, and the Australian, Peter Sculthorpe. Finally, the erasure of border between wilderness and civilization is the focus in works by Ellington and Gershwin. Suitable for both musicians and non-musicians. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780252025297
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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