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Introduction

Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund

in Christian Wolff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037061
eISBN:
9780252094163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037061.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter is an overview of Christian Wolff's music and how it tends to defy academic analysis. In an academic musical culture such things must be easily systematized and categorized, ... More


From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

James Tenney

Larry Polansky and Lauren Pratt (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

One of the twentieth century's most important musical thinkers, the author did pioneering work in multiple fields, including computer music, tuning theory, and algorithmic and computer-assisted ... More


Marga Richter

Sharon Mirchandani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037313
eISBN:
9780252094491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037313.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This is the first full-length introduction to the life and works of American composer Marga Richter (born 1926), who has written more than a hundred works for orchestra, chamber ensemble, dance, ... More


On “Crystal Growth” in Harmonic Space: (1993/2003)

James Tenney

Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter (eds)

in From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

James Tenney talks about his “crystal growth” algorithm, an idea that suggests a new “harmonic syntax” for harmonic space. As a quantitative model, it is both suggestively rich for future composition ... More


Learning the Craft: Early Years and Training (1960–1983)

Leta E. Miller

in Aaron Jay Kernis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies Kernis's early years and training. During the seventh grade, Mary Jane Scholl, a freelance music teacher, started Kernis on the violin. She also introduced him to some basic ... More


When the Little Bluebird Starts to Sing: Porter’s Musical Formation

Susan Forscher Weiss

in A Cole Porter Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040092
eISBN:
9780252098307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040092.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter follows the trajectory of Porter's musical formation, starting from his first known composition that he wrote in 1901 at the age of ten and dedicated to his mother, a programmatic work ... More


Two Teenage Countesses

Andrew Talle

in Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252040849
eISBN:
9780252099342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252040849.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter five analyzes the repertoire associated with female musicians on the basis of the remarkably well-preserved music library of two teenage countesses in Darmstadt: Luise Charlotte and ... More


Darmstadt Lecture: (1990)

James Tenney

Larry Polansky, Lauren Pratt, Robert Wannamaker, and Michael Winter (eds)

in From Scratch: Writings in Music Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038723
eISBN:
9780252096679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038723.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In his “Darmstadt Lecture,” one of the few published examples of his public lectures, James Tenney talks about problems of harmony, which he breaks down into a number of other, smaller problems, ... More


A Singer-Composer Learns His Craft: “Passionate sincerity and harmonic richness”

Jean E. Snyder

in Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039942
eISBN:
9780252098109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039942.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Harry T. Burleigh's work as a composer during the period 1896–1913. Burleigh's 200-plus vocal and instrumental works brought him national and international renown in the first ... More


War, with Interludes (1991–1995)

Leta E. Miller

in Aaron Jay Kernis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038532
eISBN:
9780252096440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038532.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines Kernis's music in the years 1991–1995, a period marked by a proliferation of dark, brooding works responding to world conflicts. These works include the Second Symphony (1991), ... More


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