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The idea of music : Schoenberg and others

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Why has modern music evolved as it has? Why is it that certain leading composers from the first half of this century are now considered insignificant, while the responsibility for the development of a musical language of modernism has been attributed to Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School? In this book the author seeks to re-examine Schoenberg's innovations through a reassessment of the nature of artistic expression and artistic truth. Starting from the premise that Austro-German music in the late nineteenth century was dominated by philosophical ideas, he has focused on writing by Schoenberg, Adorno and Thomas Mann, setting these alongside a discussion of the music of Pfitzner, Schreker, Mahler, Richard Strauss and Schoenberg himself, in a compelling argument for a review of the standard historical account of the period. This rare hardback edition of this book has a dust c over that is torn along the edges, and boards which are discoloured with age around the boarders and a bit bent. However, the pages are clean.

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Rare hardback edition
Author(s):
Peter Franklin
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0333400275
ISBN-13:
9780333400272
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Macmillan

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Why has modern music evolved as it has? Why is it that certain leading composers from the first half of this century are now considered insignificant, while the responsibility for the development of a musical language of modernism has been attributed to Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School? In this book the author seeks to re-examine Schoenberg's innovations through a reassessment of the nature of artistic expression and artistic truth. Starting from the premise that Austro-German music in the late nineteenth century was dominated by philosophical ideas, he has focused on writing by Schoenberg, Adorno and Thomas Mann, setting these alongside a discussion of the music of Pfitzner, Schreker, Mahler, Richard Strauss and Schoenberg himself, in a compelling argument for a review of the standard historical account of the period. This rare hardback edition of this book has a dust c over that is torn along the edges, and boards which are discoloured with age around the boarders and a bit bent. However, the pages are clean.

Added value:
Rare hardback edition
Author(s):
Peter Franklin
Condition:
Fair
Edition:
1985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0333400275
ISBN-13:
9780333400272
Number of pages:
188
Publisher:
Macmillan

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