The New Music: The Avant-Garde since 1945 by Reginald Smith BrindleThe New Music: The Avant-Garde since 1945 by Reginald Smith Brindle

The New Music: The Avant-Garde since 1945

byReginald Smith Brindle

Paperback | April 30, 1999

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For this second edition of his guide to the more adventurous evolutions of music since 1945, Reginald Smith Brindle has added a new chapter reviewing developments in the decade since the book first appeared. He discusses the decline of experimentalism and the reaction against increasingcerebralism and complexity as variously illustrated by the more recent works of Stockhausen, the 'minimalist' works of Reich and Glass, and the partial return to romanticism. He also reviews the technological revolution which has taken place in computer music, and concludes that the future of musicwill for the time being be most closely associated with technological change and development, rather than with radical change in compositional techniques.
Title:The New Music: The Avant-Garde since 1945Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 8.27 × 5.71 × 0.47 inShipping dimensions:8.27 × 5.71 × 0.47 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0193154684

ISBN - 13:9780193154681


Editorial Reviews

'A lively, well-organized, lucid, historically aware, and concise survey of the techniques, aspirations, interaction, and sociology of the avant garde as it has evolved since the end of World War II...a book that might easily be used as a text for an undergraduate course. Moreover, it could,with careful and intelligent application, be used for study by non-musicians.' Notes reviewing the first edition