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The Legacy of Johann Strauss examines constructions of Austrian identity through an examination of commentary on Johann Strauss, Jr's waltzes. Zoe Alexis Lang argues that Strauss's music remained popular because it continued to be revitalised by Austrians seeking to define their culture.
With Occasional Pieces, composer Christian Wolff brings together a collection of his most notable writings and interviews from 1950 to the present, shining a new light on American music of the second half of the twentieth century. Included are profiles of Wolff's experimentalist contemporaries, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, David...
Elliott Carter's extraordinarily long musical career has engaged with many musical developments of the twentieth century. This collection of essays presents a diverse set of viewpoints on Carter's music, from the neo-classicism of the interwar period, through post-war modernism, to the reshaping of a modernist aesthetic in his late style.
Alastair Williams provides the first English-language overview of Helmut Lachenmann and Wolfgang Rihm, and considers established figures such as Henze, Kagel and Stockhausen. The book goes on to reveal the impact of the 1968 social movements on music, assesses the renewal of tradition, and addresses the significance of German reunification.
By Robert Carl
Kramer was one of the most visionary musical thinkers of the second half of the 20th century. In his The Time of Music, he approached the idea of the many different ways that time itself is articulated musically. This book has become influential among composers, theorists, and aestheticians. Now, in...
What is experimental music today? This book offers an up to date survey of this field for anyone with an interest, from seasoned practitioners to curious readers. This book takes the stance that experimental music is not a limited historical event, but is a proliferation of approaches to sound that...
By Philip Glass
Whether recalling Philip Glass experiences working at Bethlehem Steel, traveling in India, driving a cab in 1970s New York, or his professional collaborations with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Ravi Shankar, Robert Wilson, Doris Lessing, and Martin Scorsese, this book affirms the power of music to change the world.
British Literature and Classical Music explores literary representations of classical music in early 20th century British writing. Covering authors ranging from T.S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf to Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells and D.H. Lawrence, the book examines literature produced during a period of widely proliferating philosophical, educational, and performance-oriented musical...
This ground-breaking biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams reveals more than any other the man behind the music.The author examines the considerable range of Vaughan Williams' work and reveals how the greatest influence on Vaughan Williams's music and creative development was his personal life.