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Exploring Twentieth-Century Music: Tradition and Innovation

Exploring Twentieth-Century Music: Tradition and Innovation

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This study of the music of a group of important composers of the twentieth century includes Debussy, Webern, Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bart k, Jan cek, Britten, Carter, Birtwistle, Andriessen and Adams. Arnold Whittall explores the cultural contexts and critical perspectives which shed light on certain works by these composers. In particular, he reveals the continuum between the progressive and the conservative underlying the great variety of styles and musical genres in twentieth-century composition.

Author: Arnold Whittall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 03/24/2003
Pages: 252
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.11lbs
Size: 9.78h x 6.74w x 0.63d
ISBN: 9780521016681

About the Author
Whittall, Arnold: - Arnold Whittall is Professor Emeritus of Music Theory and Analysis at King's College London and he has written widely on twentieth-century music. His recent publications include The Music of Britten and Tippett (1990) and Musical Composition in the Twentieth Century (1999).

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