Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory

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For undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Twentieth-Century Techniques and Post-Tonal Theory and Analysis taken by music majors.A primer-rather than a survey-this text offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music-through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing-it provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical examples and fully worked-out analyses, all drawn largely from the "classical" pre-war repertoire by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Webern.
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  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 159 x 237.5 x 18.3mm | 497.65g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130143316
  • 9780130143310

Table of contents

1. Basic Concepts and Definitions. Analysis 1: Webern, Wie bin ich froh! from Three Songs, Op. 25. Schoenberg, Nacht, from Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21.2. Pitch-Class Sets. Analysis 2: Schoenberg, Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15, No. 11. Bartok String Quartet No. 4, first movement.3. Some Additional Relationships. Analysis 3: Webern, Movement for String Quartet, Op. 5, No. 4. Berg, Schlafend tragt man mich, from Four Songs, Op. 2., No. 2.4. Centricity and Some Important Referential Collections. Analysis 4: Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex, rehearsal nos. 167-70. Bartok, Sonata, first movement.5. Basic Twelve-Tone Operations. Analysis 5: Schoenberg, Suite for Piano, Op. 25, Gavotte. Stravinsky, In Memoriam Dylan Thomas. 6. More Twelve-Tone Topics. Analysis 6: Webern, String Quartet, Op. 28, first movement. Schoenberg, Piano Piece, Op. 33a.Appendix 1. List of Set Classes. Appendix 2. Simplified Set List. Appendix 3. Index Vectors. Index.
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