Modern Music and After - Directions Since 1945

Paul Griffiths September 10, 2019

Modern Music and After - Directions Since 1945 Paul Griffiths This fully revised new edition re establishes Paul Griffiths s survey as the definitive study of music since the Second World War The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time in Pierre Boulez s radical re forming of compositional technique and in John Cage s move into zen music, in Milton Babbitt s settling oThis fully revised new edition re establishes Paul Griffiths s survey as the definitive study of music since the Second World War The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time in Pierre Boulez s radical re forming of compositional technique and in John Cage s move into zen music, in Milton Babbitt s settling of the serial system, and in Dmitry Shostakovich s unsettling symphonies, in Karlheinz Stockhausen s development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono s pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis s view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio s consideration of it as language The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that have continued to unfold This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no single history of music We live as Griffiths says, among many simultaneous histories His study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how they converge and diverge.

Modern Music and After - Directions Since 1945 Paul Griffiths

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