Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz Since 1945

Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz Since 1945

Essays and Analytic Studies

Edited by Elizabeth West Marvin, Richard Hermann

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University of Rochester Press

Overview

Overview

Interdisciplinary articles bridge the gulf between classical and popular music.
Modern musical-analytical techniques are applied to a wide range of Western music, disregarding barriers between different kinds of music. Topics discussed fall into three sections: compositional poietics (poietics being the pre-compositional activities of composer theorists); structuralist approaches, extending musical-theoretical research to new repertoires; and musical-analysis employing techniques from other disciplines.

The essays in this volume present current research into a wide range of Western music, disregarding barriers between different kinds of music, and drawing on modern musical-analytical techniques to draw together the varied subjects they explore.

Contributors: Jonathan D. Kramer, Robert Cogan, Robert D. Morris, Andrew Mead, Cynthia Folio, Elizabeth West Marvin, Walter Everett, Jane Piper Clendenning, Jonathan W. Bernard, Ellie M. Hisama, Dave Headlam, Richard Hermann, John Covach, Nicholas J. Cook.

Elizabeth West Marvin is associate professor of music theory at the Eastman School of Music.
Richard Hermann is assistant professor of music, University of New Mexico.

Details

September 2002
460 pages
9x6 in
Eastman Studies in Music
ISBN: 9781580460965
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
University of Rochester Press
BIC AVGC6, 2AB, 3JJP
BISAC MUS020000
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Table of Contents

Beyond Unity: Toward an Understanding of Musical Postmodernism
The Art-Science of Music after Two Millennia
Aspects of Confluence between Western Art Music and Ethnomusicoloy
Twelve-Tone Composition and the Music of Elliott Carter
An Analysis of Polyrhythm in Selected Improvisd Jazz Solos
A Generalization of Contour Theory to Diverse Musical Spaces: Analytical Applications to the Music of Dallapiccola and StockhausenStockhausen
A Generalization of Contour Theory to diverse Musical Spaces: Analytical Applications to the Music ofDdallapiccola and StockhausenStockhausen
The Beatles as Composers: The Genesis of Abbey Road, Side Two
Structural Factors in the Microcanonic Compositions of Gyorgy Ligeti
Theory, Analysis, and the "Problem" of Minimal Music
The Question of Climax in Ruth Crawford's String Quartet, Mvt. 3
Does the Song Remain the Same? Questions of Authorship and Identification in the Music of Led Zeppelin
Theories of Chordal Shape, Aspects of Linguistics, and their Roles in Structuring Berio's Sequenza IV for Piano
Stylistic Competencies, Musical Satire, and "This is Spinal Tap"
Music Theory and the Postmodern Muse: An Afterword

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