Music in Transition: A Study of Tonal Expansion and Atonality, 1900-1920

Music in Transition: A Study of Tonal Expansion and Atonality, 1900-1920

by Jim Samson

Paperback(New Edition)

$75.00
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Want it by Friday, October 19?   Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Shipping at checkout.

Overview

Music in Transition: A Study of Tonal Expansion and Atonality, 1900-1920 by Jim Samson

The decades from 1900 to 1920 saw important changes in the very language of music. Traditional tonal organization gave way to new forms of musical expression and many of the foundations of modern music were laid. Samson first explores tonal expansion in the music of such nineteenth-century composers as Liszt and Wagner and its reinterpretation in the music of Debussy, Busoni, Bartók, and Stravinsky. He then traces the atonal revolution, revealing the various paths taken by Schoenberg and his followers and describing their very different stylistic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780460861502
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/1995
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews