New PDF release: Twentieth Century Music and the Question of Modernity

By Eduardo de la Fuente

ISBN-10: 0415962080

ISBN-13: 9780415962087

In the 1st decade of the twentieth-century, many composers rejected the rules of tonality and commonplace beat. This signaled a dramatic problem to the rationalist and linear conceptions of track that had existed within the West because the Renaissance. The ‘break with tonality’, Neo-Classicism, serialism, likelihood, minimalism and the go back of the ‘sacred’ in tune, are explored during this booklet for what they let us know concerning the of modernity. Modernity is the following taken care of as a posh social and cultural formation, during which mythology, narrative, and the will for ‘re-enchantment’ haven't thoroughly disappeared. via an research of Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Boulez and Cage, 'the writer exhibits that the 20th century composer frequently followed an inventive character resembling Max Weber’s spiritual forms of the prophet and priest, ascetic and mystic. 20th Century tune and the query of Modernity advances a cultural sociology of modernity and indicates that 20th century musical tradition usually concerned the adoption of ‘apocalyptic’ temporal narratives, a dedication to ‘musical revolution’, a wish to discover the boundaries of noise and sound, and, ultimately, redemption throughout the rediscovery of tonality. This e-book is key examining for these drawn to cultural sociology, sociological concept, tune historical past, and modernity/modernism studies.

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