Modern Music and After

Modern Music and After

Paul Griffiths

Over 3 a long time, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive examine of track because the moment international battle; this totally revised and up to date variation re-establishes Modern track and After as the preeminent advent to the tune of our time. The disruptions of the struggle, and the struggles of the consequent peace, have been mirrored within the track of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional method and in John Cage's improvement of zen tune; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial approach and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's improvement of digital track and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of song as sounding arithmetic and in Luciano Berio's attention of it as language. The tasks of those composers and their contemporaries opened customers that have not but stopped unfolding.
This consistent enlargement of musical pondering due to the fact 1945 has left us without singular heritage of tune; Griffiths's examine for that reason follows a number of diversified paths, displaying how and why they converge and diverge. This re-creation of Modern song and After discusses not just the tune of the fifteen years that experience handed because the prior version, but additionally the new explosion of scholarly curiosity within the latter half the 20th century. specifically, the e-book has been improved to include the diversity of responses to the modernist deadlock skilled by means of composers of the Nineteen Eighties and Nineteen Nineties. Griffiths then strikes the ebook into the twenty-first century as he examines such hugely influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino.

For its breadth, wealth of aspect, and attribute wit and readability, the 3rd variation of Modern track and After is needed examining for the scholar and the enquiring listener.

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