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Modern Music: A Concise History

Modern Music A Concise History Beginning at the threshold of the modern era with the late Romanticism of Debussy and Mahler the author traces the new directions of music through composers such as Alban Berg and Anton Webern Char

  • Title: Modern Music: A Concise History
  • Author: Paul Griffiths
  • ISBN: 9780500202784
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beginning at the threshold of the modern era, with the late Romanticism of Debussy and Mahler, the author traces the new directions of music through composers such as Alban Berg and Anton Webern, Charles Ives, Edgard Varese and Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass and Elliott Carter The various paths are made clear by a concentration on theBeginning at the threshold of the modern era, with the late Romanticism of Debussy and Mahler, the author traces the new directions of music through composers such as Alban Berg and Anton Webern, Charles Ives, Edgard Varese and Olivier Messiaen, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pierre Boulez, Philip Glass and Elliott Carter The various paths are made clear by a concentration on the major works and turningpoints in the music of our time the new rhythmic force that came in with The Rite of Spring, the unbounded universe of Schoenberg s atonality, the undreamed of possibilities opened up by electronics, the role of chance in the music of John Cage and the astonishing diversity of minimalism.

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    1. Paul Griffiths

      Paul Anthony Griffiths, OBE, is a British music critic, novelist and librettist He is particularly noted for his writings on modern classical music and for having written the libretti for two 20th century operas, Tan Dun s Marco Polo and Elliott Carter s What Next enpedia wiki Paul_Gr

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    1. Ένα πολύ καλό βιβλίο που παρουσιάζει την πορεία της σύγχρονης μουσικής σε συνδυασμό με τα ιστορικά γεγονότα και τα βιογραφικά του εκάστοτε μουσικού συνοπτικά και συμμαζεμένα. Άμα το αντίτυπο τον εκδόσεων Ζαχαρόπουλος δεν ήταν τόσο κακό (μέχρι την σελίδα 33 είναι τυπωμένες [...]


    2. This book works well an an introduction to contemporary music up until the mid-1970s, and Griffiths' prose is very readable. However, I can't recommend it for anyone who already has a good grasp of modern music. It doesn't cover any new ground, and the title is a bit of a misnomer. Griffiths sticks mainly to the usual suspects, with a bit more emphasis on the ways in which their music covered new ground or pushed boundaries. He spends hardly any time on Harry Partch, George Antheil, Henry Cowell [...]


    3. Enjoyable. Created a narrative through the sometimes chaotic direction of twentieth century classical music. I don't know what Philip Glass has done to him though, because he's the only composer in the entire book that Griffiths pointedly criticises.


    4. While this book is very dated, c 1978, and has John Cage and others still among the living, I found it immensely readable and far more friendly than _The Rest Is Noise_ by Alex Ross. Perhaps because I'd made it through Ross' erudite tome, this one seemed so much less intimidating at around 200 pages. And yes, I've been informed by those far more well versed in music than I that Ross'book is NOT a tome or erudite for that matter, by any stretch of the imagination. Just goes to show you how much I [...]


    5. I am using this book as a source for my Digital Humanities paper, and since it is short and I figured I could use a quick music history refresher, I decided to go ahead and read it. It was definitely worth the couple of hours it took.Griffiths covers the gamut of 20th century music, starting in 1894 with Debussy's Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un faun up though the early 1990s (the book was published in 1994). He is indeed concise and straightforward in a way that allows him to include a wide range o [...]


    6. By “Modern Music” Griffith means the composed music of the 20th Century that’s rarely programmed in so-called “Classical” media formats. Too often it’s perceived as too experimental, too “mathematical,” and too unlistenable: attributes which too often turn listeners away before they can decide for themselves. Griffith considers links between Modern Music and older Classical forms, illustrating that it’s sometimes as much a reactionary continuation as it is a radical departure; [...]


    7. This is a fundamental book for learning of early 20th century composers. It is ordered chronologically and very easy to understand. It is concise, as the title implies, and historical; this is not a technical book so those wishing to learn technique and form should look elsewhere. It reads easily and flows gradually into more modern times. It gives examples from many of the composers so one is able to develop a fundamental understanding of the rapid change in music during the 20th century.Many c [...]


    8. One of the most influential books from my younger years. I first read this at age 14 and it sent my approach to music and guitar off into a whole other direction. I recall that it was a concise history, but still covered the important/essential topics in 20th century music.


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