Год издания: 2008
Издатель: Aldine Transaction
Количество страниц: 320
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"One Hundred Years of Music" provides a full account of the history of music from the death of Beethoven to the present day. It covers a period of exceptional interest. The last hundred years coincide roughly with the rise and decline of Romanticism, include the various nationalist movements, and extend to the advent of "neo-classicism", the twelve-tone system, and still more modern techniques. Abraham devotes ample space to contemporary music, in which he explains the difficulties we experience in listening to the work of such composers as Schonberg, Bartok and Berg. He also throws new light on many more familiar topics. In its earlier editions, "One Hundred Years of Music" became the standard work on this subject; it has now been brought completely up to date, including full coverage of developments. Abraham approaches his subject as an historian of style rather than an esthetic critic. Rather than pass judgment on particular works or composers, he shows how music has developed, and...