By Elliott Schwartz,Barney Childs,Jim Fox

ISBN-10: 0306808196

ISBN-13: 9780306808197

This anthology of essays, interviews, and autobiographical items offers a useful assessment of the evolution of latest music—from chromaticism, serialism, and indeterminacy to jazz, vernacular, digital, and non-Western affects. that includes vintage essays by means of Stravinsky, Stockhausen, and Reich, in addition to writings through lesser-known yet both leading edge composers equivalent to Jack Beeson, Richard Maxfield, and T. J. Anderson, this assortment covers a wide variety of types and techniques. right here you'll find Busoni's influential "Sketch of a brand new Esthetic of Music"; Partch's exploration of a brand new notation approach; Babbitt's safeguard of complicated composition in his arguable "Who Cares for those who Listen?"; and Pauline Oliveros's meditations on sound. Now up to date with fifteen new composers together with Michael Tippet, György Ligeti, Gunther Schuller, Ben Johnston, Sofia Gubaidulina, and William Bolcom, this crucial e-book gathers jointly forty-nine pieces—many out of print and a few newly written for this volume—which function a documentary historical past of twentieth-century tune, in thought and perform. Impassioned, provocative, and eloquent, those writings are as fascinating and numerous because the tune they discuss.

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