Twelve-Tone Music in America

Twelve-Tone Music in America

by Joseph N. Straus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521899559

ISBN-13: 9780521899550

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Straus investigates the important role twelve-tone composition has played in American music from 1927 to the present day.  See more details below

Overview

Straus investigates the important role twelve-tone composition has played in American music from 1927 to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521899550
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Series:
Music in the Twentieth Century Series, #25
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Thirty-Seven Ways to Write a Twelve-Tone Serial Piece: 1. 'Ultra-modern' composers; 2. European immigrants; 3. Postwar pioneers; 4. An older generation (composers born before 1920); 5. Some serial neoclassicists, tonalists, jazzers, and minimalists; 6. A middle generation (composers born 1920–1940); 7. A younger generation (composers born after 1940); Part II. American Twelve-Tone Serialism in Context: 8. The composition of twelve-tone music in America; 9. The history of twelve-tone music in America; 10. The reception of twelve-tone music in America; 11. Conclusion.

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