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ePub Twentieth-Century Music download
Author:
Eric Salzman
ISBN13:
978-0139350078
ISBN:
0139350071
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Publisher:
Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (January 1988)
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Music
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Eric Salzman, associate music critic of the late New York Herald Tribune, has written an introduction to twentieth century music that shouldn't putĀ .

Eric Salzman, associate music critic of the late New York Herald Tribune, has written an introduction to twentieth century music that shouldn't put off any interested party, which, in view of the complexity of the subject, is saying quite a lot. He has accomplished this by simplifying to a single theme, the evolution of tonality, from earlier to contemporary music. It is a theme with variations: the awareness and mention of other musical elements such as rhythm, for example

Twentieth-Century Music and the Past. The breakdown of traditional tonality. I applaud Salzman for his achievement. The book is intellectual, thorough, and perhaps even profound at times.

Twentieth-Century Music and the Past. He's obviously listened to these composers and studied their works extensively, not just as a historian, but as a composer.

Twentieth Century Music : An Introduction. 1. Twentieth-Century Music and the Past. II. Prentice-Hall History of Music Series. By (author) Eric Salzman. Part of the Prentice Hall History of Music Series Series). I used this book two graduate level music courses, and had it recommended as a great resource in a third class. While it can be read and understood by someone new to this era in music, it is also full of information that even the most knowledgable musician can appreciate. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Twentieth-Century music.

Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. New York: W. W. Norton.

Home Browse Books Book details, Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical. Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America. This book deals with the most recent of the large historical segments commonly distinguished by music historians, the one usually referred to as the "modern" period or simply-as in the title of the present book- "twentieth-century music. But precisely when does the history of twentieth-century music begin? From a strictly chronological point of view, the answer is obvious: 1900.

  • I applaud Salzman for his achievement. The book is intellectual, thorough, and perhaps even profound at times. He's obviously listened to these composers and studied their works extensively, not just as a historian, but as a composer.

    My problem with the book is that it's not an introduction. Rather, it's a history of musical ideas that will make little sense without already having a firm grasp of the music and the period. The writing style is fluffy and abstract; he prefers long, windy sentences that are full of vague descriptions and impressions; it's almost never concise; and after reading a section, you're often left wondering what it was all about.

    For most students, it won't be a very practical book since he doesn't give a clear sense of the timeline (it's only roughly chronological), doesn't tell us which works are most significant (he seems to write about whatever "inspires" him), does not discuss composer biographies at all, and doesn't even give musical examples in the body of the text (only in the appendix). His argument against giving musical examples is that they would make the book too intimidating for the beginner. This is absurd: first, the book is already intellectually daunting and incomprehensible to somebody who hasn't already studied the period and done some substantial listening; second, not having musical examples makes the whole thing far too abstract. With some concrete examples, it might actually be possible to evaluate some of his never-ending, theoretical musings.

    Overall, an impressive achievement, but undisciplined, long-winded, and inappropriate as an introduction to the period. Go with Morgan's survey as a start.

  • This was a text book used in my graduate level writing class, it is very informative and great to get to know modern music.

  • Maybe the supplier for this title saved some money by purchasing a run of cheaply bound copies from the publisher. Trying to read, study and reread a NEW textbook from which each page comes loose from the binding as it is turned is not just inconvenient, it is maddening. Imagine dropping the book on a classroom floor and having to spend hours putting the pages back in their proper order! An expensive textbook like this should be an investment for a serious student who may wish keep it on his bookshelf for years. Good luck with that.

  • I used this book two graduate level music courses, and had it recommended as a great resource in a third class. While it can be read and understood by someone new to this era in music, it is also full of information that even the most knowledgable musician can appreciate. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Twentieth-Century music.