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By Paolo Susanni, Elliott Antokoletz

This ebook explores the internet of pitch kin that generates the musical language of non-serialized 12-tone music and offers either the analytical fabrics and strategies precious for analyses of an enormous percentage of the 20th century musical repertoire. It does so in an easy, transparent, and systematic demeanour to advertise an simply obtainable and worldwide figuring out of this tune. because the chromatic scale is the first resource for the pitch fabrics of 20th-century song, universal sub-collections of a number of the modes and period cycles function the root for his or her mutual transformation. it's accurately this peculiarity of the non-serialized 12-tone system that permits for an array of pitch kinfolk and modal innovations hitherto perceived tough if no longer most unlikely to investigate. Susanni and Antokoletz current the rules, thoughts, and fabrics hired for research utilizing a special theoretic-analytical method of the recent musical language. The publication includes a huge variety of unique analyses that discover a bunch of composers together with Ives, Stravinsky, Bartók, Messiaen, Cage, Debussy, Copland, and plenty of extra, offering perception into the track of the tonal revolution of the 20 th century and contributing an incredible point of view to how track works in general.

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