George Perle

George Perle

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. George Perle (May 6, 1915 - January 23, 2009) was a composer and music theorist. He was born in Bayonne, New Jersey. A student of Ernst Krenek, Perle composed with a technique of his own devising called "twelve-tone tonality," which is different from, but related to, twelve-tone technique of the Second Viennese School of which he was an, "early admirer," and whose techniques he used aspects of but never fully adopted. Perle's former student Paul Lansky described 12-tone tonality thus: "Basically this creates a hierarchy among the notes of the chromatic scale so that they are all referentially related to one or two pitches which then function as a tonic note or chord in tonality. The system similarly creates a hierarchy among intervals and finally, among larger collections of notes, 'chords.' The main debt of this system to the 12-tone system lies in its use of an ordered linear succession in the same way that a 12-tone set does."show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134965707
  • 9786134965705