Music and Twentieth-Century Tonality: Harmonic Progression by Paolo Susanni,Elliott Antokoletz

By Paolo Susanni,Elliott Antokoletz

This booklet explores the net of pitch family members that generates the musical language of non-serialized 12-tone system and offers either the analytical fabrics and techniques worthwhile for analyses of an enormous share of the 20th century musical repertoire. It does so in an easy, transparent, and systematic demeanour to advertise an simply available and international knowing of this track. because the chromatic scale is the first resource for the pitch fabrics of 20th-century song, universal sub-collections of a few of the modes and period cycles function the root for his or her mutual transformation. it truly is accurately this peculiarity of the non-serialized twelve-tone music that enables for an array of pitch family members and modal recommendations hitherto perceived tricky if now not most unlikely to research. Susanni and Antokoletz current the rules, techniques, and fabrics hired for research utilizing a special theoretic-analytical method of the hot musical language. The publication incorporates a huge variety of unique analyses that discover a bunch of composers together with Ives, Stravinsky, Bartók, Messiaen, Cage, Debussy, Copland, and lots of extra, supplying perception into the tune of the tonal revolution of the 20th century and contributing a massive viewpoint to how tune works in general.

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