For courses in 20th Century Music, Modern Music and the Other Arts, and History of Music.
- Widely hailed for its complete, accurate coverage in a tightly condensed, simple format, this comprehensive exploration of modern music deals primarily with the music itself and musical ideas. It puts the whole century in a unified concept, helping students make sense out of the heterogeneity. It explains the overall development of 20th century music in relation to the past and to two big cycles of contemporary music; and encompasses classical and experimental traditions as well as popular elements, media, multi-media, and theater.
- In the Prentice Hall History of Music Series.
1. Twentieth-Century Music and the Past.
II. THE BREAKDOWN OF TRADITIONAL TONALITY.
2. The Sources.
3. The Revolution: Paris.
4. The Revolution: Vienna.
III. THE NEW TONALITIES.
5. Stravinsky and Neo-Classicism.
6. Neo-Classicism and Neo-Tonality in France.
7. The Diffusion of Neo-Classicism and Neo-Tonality.
8. National Styles.
9. Opera and Musical Theater.
IV. ATONALITY AND TWELVE-TONE MUSIC.
10. The Viennese School.
11. The Diffusion of Twelve-Tone Music.
V. THE AVANT-GARDE.
12. Introduction: Before World War II.
13. Technological Culture and Electronic Music.
14. Ultra-Rationality and Serialism.
15. Anti-Rationality and Aleatory.
16. The New Performed Music: The United States.
17. Post-Serialism: The New Performance Practice in Europe.
18. Beyond Modern Music.
19. Back to Tonality.
20. Pop as Culture.
21. Media and Theater.
Appendix: Music Examples.