A primer--rather than a survey--this book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music--through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing--it provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical examples and fully worked-out analyses, all drawn largely from the "classical" pre-war repertoire by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Webern. Considers three principal kinds of post-tonal music--free atonal music, twelve-tone music, and centric music. Makes extensive use of transformational graphs and networks to present analytical information; and includes a variety of exercises in theory, analysis, musicianship and ear-training, and composition. For anyone interested in Twentieth-Century Music Techniques and Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis.
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A discussion of atonal, twelve-tone, and centric music.About the Author:
Joseph Straus is Distinguished Professor of Music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He taught for many years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Queens College (CUNY). The author or editor of twelve books and numerous articles, mostly on topics in twentieth-century music, he is a former President of the Society for Music Theory.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0130143316
Book Description Prentice Hall, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0130143316
Book Description Prentice Hall. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0130143316 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0042480
Book Description Prentice Hall, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 130143316