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A Quartet of New World Neoclassicists

Carol J. Oja

in Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195058499
eISBN:
9780199865031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195058499.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American

The Copland-Sessions Concerts celebrated youth, giving performance opportunities to composers who would eventually emerge as leaders in the United States. The stylistic range of music performed on ... More


Musician, Wrestling (1935–1946)

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/9780190259150.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

After his return from Paris, Carter embarked on a composing career, writing a variety of pieces, most of which he soon discarded. Carter’s remaining early works (“pre-Carter”) reflect the opposed ... More


Inheritance

Daniel Harrison

in Pieces of Tradition: An Analysis of Contemporary Tonal Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190244460
eISBN:
9780190244484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244460.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The historical conditions of contemporary tonality are discussed and analyzed. The theory of a “Common Practice” that characterized tonal composition between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries is ... More


A Modernistic Education (1924–1935)

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/9780190259150.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Carter’s formative years in New York, Harvard, and Paris brought him into contact with a broad range of contending and often contradictory aesthetic ideas and musical movements, including ... 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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