Pierre Boulez A World of Harmony
Soviet Film Music
Italian Opera Since 1945
Linguistics and Semiotics in Music
Whole World of Music A Henry Cowell Symposium
Readings in Music and Artificial Intelligence
Schonberg and Kandinsky An Historic Encounter
John Cage's Theatre Pieces
By Lev Koblyakov
June 10, 1993
In this significant study of the music of Pierre Boulez, Dr. Koblyakov provides a complete analysis of Le Marteau sand Maître and deals with the development of serial music in the twentieth century and the problems of serial organization in general. He reaches stimulating conclusions about ...
By Tatiana Egorova
December 23, 1997
In the years 1917 to 1991, despite unfavorable prevailing conditions, there were outstanding achievements in the music created for the cinema in the Soviet Union. Perhaps in no other country was film music associated with so many distinguished composers: Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitry Shostakovich, Isaak...
By Raymond Fearn
April 14, 1998
First published in 1988. Italy, the birthplace of opera in the late sixteenth century, has in recent decades seen remarkable and vital musical growth, with composers as diverse as Luciano Berio and Nino Rota, Luigi Nono and Sylvano Bussotti, Giacomo Manzoni, Bruno Maderna and Salvatore Sciarrino. ...
By Raymond Monelle
January 01, 1992
This handbook for advanced students explains the various applications to music of methods derived from linguistics and semiotics. The book is aimed at musicians familiar with the ordinary range of aesthetic and theoretical ideas in music; no specialized knowledge of linguistic or semiotic ...
By John C. G. Waterhouse
November 16, 1999
In recent years Gian Francesco Malipiero has been recognised increasingly widely as one of the most original and strangely fascinating Italian composers of the early 20th century. He was the teacher of Maderna and Nono, and was revered by (among many others) Dallapiccola, who even called him the ...
By David Nicholls
June 23, 1998
It is impossible to contain Henry Cowell within the boundaries of the consistencies of forms, styles, ensembles, and genres of Western art music. John Cage once described Cowell as the open sesame for new music in America. Of the thousand or so works catalogued by William Lichtenwanger, the ...
By Stephen McAdams, Roger Reynolds
September 12, 2011
First Published in 2007. This volume is a collection of a series of six illustrated lectures that demonstrate a picture of the author’s evolved thinking about the composing of music: both from a more general, overall perspective and from that of the particular moment-to-moment decision making that,...
By Eduardo Reck Miranda
August 08, 2000
The interplay between emotional and intellectual elements feature heavily in the research of a variety of scientific fields, including neuroscience, the cognitive sciences and artificial intelligence (AI). This collection of key introductory texts by top researchers worldwide is the first study ...
By Konrad Boehmer
May 06, 1998
The historic encounter around 1911 between the composer Arnold Schönberg and the painter Wassily Kandinsky occurred at a moment when the first wild revolts against traditional art, Dada and Futurism, had just manifested themselves. Independently of those sometimes spectacular activities, both...
By Leigh Landy
November 25, 1991
Today's education and communications media are seen to be the main cause of the anonymity of contemporary music and suggestions are made to improve this situation. Leigh Landy investigates audio-visual applications that have hardly been explored, new timbres and sound sources, the discovery of ...
By William Fetterman
February 16, 2023
The experimental composer John Cage (1912-1992) is best known for his works in percussion, prepared piano, and electronic music, but he is also acknowledged to be one of the most significant figures in 20th century theatre. In Cage's work in theatre composition there is a blurring of the ...
By Peter Schat
July 27, 1993
In addition, The Tone Clock contains a broad selection of Peter Schat's polemical writings, embracing historical, political, aesthetic and environmental perspectives. His book is not just of interest to composers, but it also provides a valuable insight for anyone interested in the development of ...