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Introduction: Avant-garde Music and the Sixties

Robert Adlington

in Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

The artistic avant‐garde, many of its theorists seem to agree, is a culture of subversion. Yet recent Anglo‐American musicology has tended to emphasise avant‐garde music's disavowal of issues of ... More


Sound Commitments: Avant-Garde Music and the Sixties

Robert Adlington (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336641
eISBN:
9780199868551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336641.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

During the 1960s many avant‐garde musicians were intensely involved in the era's social and political upheavals, and often sought to reflect this engagement in their music. This volume examines the ... More


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