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Musical and Literary Portraiture

Joshua S. Walden

in Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The first chapter examines musical portraits of literary figures. It first explores Virgil Thomson’s multiple works in the genre including his portrait of Gertrude Stein, to interpret the influence ... More


Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Georgina Born

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202160
eISBN:
9780520916845
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202160.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book presents an ethnography of a powerful western cultural organization, the renowned Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris. As a year-long ... More


The Centenary Ring: Deconstruction and the Gesamtkunstwerk

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter analyses the contributions of Patrice Chéreau and Pierre Boulez, regisseur and conductor respectively of the Centenary Ring (1976). Chéreau’s eclectic approach includes his debt to the ... More


New Directions: The Serial Wars

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

American composers were profoundly affected by World War II and the events leading to it. In the 1930s, many European musicians came to the United States because of events in Europe, the most well ... More


Mimesis and Cruelty

in The Philosophy of Improvisation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226662787
eISBN:
9780226662800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226662800.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter addresses a range of anti-improvisatory positions as traced across the comments of such artists and writers as Theodor Adorno, Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Antonin Artaud, and others. ... More


Music Divided: Bartok's Legacy in Cold War Culture

Danielle Fosler-Lussier

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249653
eISBN:
9780520933392
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores how political pressures affected musical life on both sides of the iron curtain during the early years of the cold war. It illuminates the pervasive political anxieties of the day ... More


Postwar Experimentalism: John Cage

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Many people in America or even the world probably know who John Cage is, but only a few may have actually heard his music. Cage understood how technology altered Western musical culture, yet rejected ... More


Modernists

James Wierzbicki

in Music in the Age of Anxiety: American Music in the Fifties

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040078
eISBN:
9780252098277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040078.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter demonstrates how when it comes to modernism in postwar America, the most influential European composers were the Frenchman Pierre Boulez, the Italians Luciano Berio and Luigi Nono, and ... More


Back to Modernism. Back to Futurism. Back to New York (1948–1975)

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Carter’s mid-life oeuvre much of it composed in Europe, can be divided into three phases. From the Cello Sonata to the Variations for Orchestra he achieved a synthesis of European modernism, ... More


Thinking in Sound: The Cognitive Psychology of Human Audition

Stephen McAdams and Emmanuel Bigand (eds)

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522577
eISBN:
9780191688645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522577.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The realm of auditory cognition is beginning to affirm itself as a new research orientation. Until now, no volume has existed that covers in a didactic fashion the whole range of subjects in this ... More


Culture Generalissimo

Vincent Giroud

in Nicolas Nabokov: A Life in Freedom and Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199399895
eISBN:
9780199399932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199399895.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Nabokov’s next initiative was the organization of another festival, in Rome in 1954, this time devoted largely to new music, and in which, in addition to Stravinsky, friends such as Blacher and ... More


Musical Portraits: The Composition of Identity in Contemporary and Experimental Music

Joshua S. Walden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190653507
eISBN:
9780190653538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653507.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This book explores the wide-ranging but underexamined genre of musical portraiture. It focuses in particular on contemporary and experimental music created between 1945 and the present day, an era in ... 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


Macro Carter / Micro Carter (1983–1999)

David Schiff

in Carter

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

In the 1980s Carter began to produce two distinct streams of music: large-scale works extending the techniques of the previous decade, and miniatures that forecast the style of his later ... More


Carter

David Schiff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190259150
eISBN:
9780190259181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190259150.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book surveys the life and work of the great American composer Elliott Carter (1908–2012). It examines his formative, and often ambivalent, engagements with Charles Ives and other ... More


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