Music of the Twentieth Century / Ton de Leeuw.
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- Muziek van de twintigste eeuw. English
- Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 
1 online resource (225 p.)
- Music -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
- Electronic books.
- Ton de Leeuw was a truly groundbreaking composer. As evidenced by his pioneering study of compositional methods that melded Eastern traditional music with Western musical theory, he had a profound understanding of the complex and often divisive history of twentieth-century music. Now his renowned chronicle Music of the Twentieth Century is offered here in a newly revised English-language edition. Music of the Twentieth Century goes beyond a historical survey with its lucid and impassioned discussion of the elements, structures, compositional principles, and terminologies of twentieth-century music. De Leeuw draws on his experience as a composer, teacher, and music scholar of non-European music traditions, including Indian, Indonesian, and Japanese music, to examine how musical innovations that developed during the twentieth century transformed musical theory, composition, and scholarly thought around the globe.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Panorama
Chapter 2. Rhythm
Chapter 3. Melody
Chapter 4. Simultaneity
Chapter 5. Timbre
Chapter 6. Exoticism and Folklore
Chapter 7. From Free Atonality to 12-Note Music
Chapter 8. From 12-Note Music to...
Chapter 9. From the Sixties to the Present Day
List of Examples
List of Abbreviations
About the Author
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Translated from the Dutch by Stephen Taylor.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
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