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Ashgate Studies in Theory and Analysis of Music After 1900


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The Music of Pavel Haas: Analytical and Hermeneutical Studies

The Music of Pavel Haas: Analytical and Hermeneutical Studies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Martin Čurda
June 24, 2020

The Czech composer Pavel Haas (1899–1944) is commonly positioned in the history of twentieth-century music as a representative of Leoš Janáček’s compositional school and as one of the Jewish composers imprisoned by the Nazis in the concentration camp of Terezín (Theresienstadt). However, the nature...

Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets: A Study in Sketches

Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets: A Study in Sketches

1st Edition

Laura Emmery
November 27, 2019

Compositional Process in Elliott Carter’s String Quartets is an interdisciplinary study examining the evolution and compositional process in Elliott Carter’s five string quartets. Offering a systematic and logical way of unpacking concepts and processes in these quartets that would otherwise remain...

Critical Perspectives on Michael Finnissy: Bright Futures, Dark Pasts

Critical Perspectives on Michael Finnissy: Bright Futures, Dark Pasts

1st Edition

Ian Pace, Nigel McBride
May 21, 2019

The composer and pianist Michael Finnissy (b. 1946) is an unmistakeable presence in the British and international new music scene, both for his immeasurable generosity as prolific composer for many different types of musicians, major advocate for the works of others, and performer and conductor who...

György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

György Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre: Postmodernism, Musico-Dramatic Form and the Grotesque

1st Edition

Peter Edwards
February 07, 2019

György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre (1974–77, revised 1996) has consolidated its position as one of the major operatic works of the twentieth century. Few operas composed since the 1970s have received such numerous productions, bringing the eclectic score to a global audience. Famously dubbed by...

The Musical Thought and Spiritual Lives of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg

The Musical Thought and Spiritual Lives of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg

1st Edition

Matthew Arndt
September 13, 2017

This book examines the origin, content, and development of the musical thought of Heinrich Schenker and Arnold Schoenberg. One of the premises is that Schenker’s and Schoenberg’s inner musical lives are inseparable from their inner spiritual lives. Curiously, Schenker and Schoenberg start out in...

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