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Title:
20/20 : 20 new sounds of the 20th century
Author:
Duckworth, William.
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Publication Information:
New York : Schirmer Books, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xxiv, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780028648644
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Book

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Summary

Summary

This text is introduces students to the various styles pioneered in 20th century music through a series of key listening examples. Written in an easy-to-understand style, the author begins by addressing twenty questions about "New Music" and then proceeds through a varied repertoire of works in a way that brings twentieth century music alive and take on meaning.


Author Notes

William Duckworth is Professor of Music at Bucknell University


Table of Contents

Claude DebussyScott JoplinIgor StravinskyArnold SchoenbergCharles IvesGeorge GershwinMaurice RavelOlivier MessiaenAaron CoplandJohn CageAlan HovhanessTerry RileySteve ReichAlvin LucierBen JohnstonPhilip GlassRobert AshleyLaurie AndersonArvo PartMeredith Monk
Introductionp. xi
Twenty Questions about New Musicp. xv
1 Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun 1894p. 1
2 Maple Leaf Rag 1899p. 11
3 The Rite of Spring 1913p. 20
4 Pierrot Lunaire 1912p. 28
5 The Concord Sonata 1911-1915p. 36
6 Rhapsody in Blue 1928p. 45
7 Bolero 1928p. 54
8 Quartet for the End of Time 1941p. 62
9 Appalachian Spring 1944p. 71
10 Sonatas and Interludes 1948p. 81
11 Mysterious Mountain 1955p. 90
12 In C 1964p. 100
13 Drumming 1971p. 108
14 I Am Sitting in a Room 1970p. 116
15 4th String Quartet Amazing Grace 1973p. 125
16 Einstein on the Beach 1976p. 134
17 Perfect Lives 1983p. 142
18 O Superman 1983p. 151
19 Miserere 1989p. 160
20 Atlas 1991p. 169
Afterwordp. 179
Appendix A The Long Listp. 181
Appendix B Time Linep. 185
Appendix C Sourcesp. 195
Indexp. 205