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MIDDLE YEARS: The clear status of a master

Barbara B. Heyman

in Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195090581
eISBN:
9780199853090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090581.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

After the war Samuel Barber was discharged from the United States army. His compositions were continuously loved by its patrons as well as critics, and he was awarded once more, this time the Fifth ... More


Miscellany

Malcolm MacDonald

in Schoenberg

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172010
eISBN:
9780199852000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172010.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter describes various pieces of a heterogeneous collection that receive scant notice from most commentators. In general they are regarded as mere footnotes to Schoenberg’s main creative ... More


Synthesis of Technique (1962–67)

Benjamin R. Levy

in Metamorphosis in Music: The Compositions of György Ligeti in the 1950s and 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780199381999
eISBN:
9780199382019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199381999.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Ligeti’s first major commissio brought him some security, and with it the chance to focus on codifying the compositional techniques he had developed during the previous years. The sketches for the ... More


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