Music In The Late Twentieth Century
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The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes styles and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Now in paperback each of the volumes is being sold separate for the first time. Music in the Late Twentieth Century is the final installment of the set covering the years from the end of World War II to the present. In these pages Taruskin illuminates the great compositions of recent times offering insightful analyses of works by Aaron Copland John Cage Milton Babbitt Benjamin Britten Steve Reich and Philip Glass among many others. He also looks at the impact of electronic music and computers the rise of pop music and rock 'n' roll the advent of postmodernism and the contemporary music of Laurie Anderson John Zorn and John Adams. Laced with brilliant observations memorable musical analysis and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history culture politics art literature religion and music this book will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand this rich and diverse period.
- Oxford University Press, USA, June 2009
Oxford University Press, USA
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