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Cambridge Introductions to Music: Serialism (Hardback)
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Cambridge Introductions to Music: Serialism (Hardback)

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Hardback 300 Pages / Published: 16/10/2008
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From the earliest years of the 20th century composers sought ways in which to break from earlier musical traditions. Serialism is one of the most prominent innovations resulting from this. From Schoenberg to Stockhausen, Berg to Boulez, this introduction tells the story of how serialism emerged, and provides a basic outline of serial compositional techniques. * Introduces serialism - a traditionally complex but key area of music studies - in a thorough and straightforward way * Clearly and concisely describes the technical aspects of serialism, using illustrative music examples * Contains a glossary to aid readers unfamiliar with specialised vocabulary.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521863414
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm


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'Cambridge University Press - and more specifically Victoria Cooper, the senior commissioning editor for music and theatre - is to be congratulated for formulating the idea of an 'Introduction to Music' series. Indeed, if Arnold Whittall's excellent Serialism is anything to go by - the first book in the series and in every respect its guiding light - then clearly we have much to look forward to in future publications ... it is Whittall's consummate skill as a writer and his considerable knowledge of the subject matter that ensures that this approach works as well as it does ... Serialism fulfils its role as an introductory text with great aplomb and rigorous academic integrity.' Musical Times
"Cambridge University Press - and more specifically Victoria Cooper, the senior commissioning editor from music and theater - is to be congratulated for formulating the idea on an 'Introduction to Music' series. Indeed, if Arnold Whittall's excellent Serialism is anything to go by - the first book in the series and in every respect its guiding light - then clearly we have much to look forward to in future publications. Serialism fulfills its role as an introductory text with great aplomb and rigorous academic integrity. It will almost certainly attract many undergraduate and graduate supporters, and the technical discussions and analysis will no doubt provide university teachers with invaluable teaching materials... Whittall has shown to a wider, more general readership that serialism is not 'one of the great lost causes of twentieth-century music' a some argued, but rather is a vital and integral part of the warp and weft of 20th-century music." --Musical Times

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