Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory (Pearson New International ed of 3rd revised ed)

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory (Pearson New International ed of 3rd revised ed)

By: Joseph N. Straus (author)Paperback

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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. "Straus takes a paced, methodical, logical approach to each topic. He introduces it in context and - perhaps most significantly of all - uses language that's so transparent that merely to follow his descriptions, explanations and illustrations carefully is to understand each aspect of the theory under consideration." Mark Sealey,

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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. 4. Centricity, Referential Collections, and Triadic Post-Tonality. 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. Appendix 1. List of Set Classes. Appendix 2. Index Vectors. Index.

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  • publication date: 01/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292040721
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781292040721
  • weight: 413
  • ISBN10: 1292040726
  • edition: Pearson New International ed of 3rd revised ed

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