The Twelve-Note Music of Anton Webern: Old Forms in a New Language (Music in the Twentieth Century)

The Twelve-Note Music of Anton Webern: Old Forms in a New Language (Music in the Twentieth Century)

Kathryn Bailey


this crucial new research reassesses the placement of Anton Webern in twentieth-century track. The twelve-note approach to composition followed via Anton Webern had profound effects for composers of the following iteration resembling Stockhausen and Boulez, who observed Webern's track as progressive. In her distinctive analyses, even if, Professor Bailey demonstrates a essentially conventional point to Webern's creativity, whilst describing his personal song. Professor Bailey analyses all Webern's twelve-note works (from Op. 17 to Op. 31) i.e. the instrumental and vocal tune written among 1924 and 1943. those analyses draw on caricature fabric lately made on hand on the Paul Sacher beginning in Basel and contain transcriptions of little-known drafts and sketches. A most precious element of the ebook is the inclusion in appendices of such fabrics as an entire clarification of the row content material of every paintings, the proper leading kind of all the rows from Op. 20 onwards, with a matrix developed for every, and exhaustive row analyses.

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