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The Future of Modern Music: A Philosophical Exploration of Modernist Music in the 20th Century and Beyond

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The Future of Modern Music: A Philosophical Exploration of Modernist Music in the 20th Century and Beyond

The Future of Modern Music: A Philosophical Exploration of Modernist Music in the 20th Century and Beyond by James L. McHard
English | Apr 1, 2008 | ISBN: 0977819515 | 415 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

A selective survey of the major pioneering composers of the 20th century, this resource focuses on the development of the new emphases in music creation, including tone color and density—elements which prior to 1900 had been subordinated in their treatment and given secondary importance compared to melody and harmony. In addition to presenting general biographies and a list of each of the 123 featured composer’s most prominent works, this sourcebook examines the philosophies and the aesthetic considerations behind the new techniques involved in these primary treatments of density and timbre. From Claude Debussy, Gustav Mahler, and Karlheinz Stockhausen to Julio Estrada, Luigi Russolo, and Otomo Yoshihide, this review provides a means of understanding and appreciating the music predominant in the repertoires of most major, modern-day orchestras.


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