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By Paolo Susanni,Elliott Antokoletz

This e-book explores the net of pitch relatives that generates the musical language of non-serialized 12-tone music and provides either the analytical fabrics and strategies priceless for analyses of an unlimited percentage of the 20th century musical repertoire. It does so in an easy, transparent, and systematic demeanour to advertise an simply obtainable and international figuring out of this track. because the chromatic scale is the first resource for the pitch fabrics of 20th-century tune, universal sub-collections of a number of the modes and period cycles function the foundation for his or her mutual transformation. it's accurately this peculiarity of the non-serialized 12-tone music that permits for an array of pitch family members and modal innovations hitherto perceived tricky if now not most unlikely to research. Susanni and Antokoletz current the foundations, thoughts, and fabrics hired for research utilizing a special theoretic-analytical method of the recent musical language. The publication includes a huge variety of unique analyses that discover a bunch of composers together with Ives, Stravinsky, Bartók, Messiaen, Cage, Debussy, Copland, and plenty of extra, supplying perception into the track of the tonal revolution of the 20 th century and contributing a tremendous standpoint to how tune works in general.

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