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The classical revolution : thoughts on new music in the 21st century, John Borstlap

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The classical revolution : thoughts on new music in the 21st century
Title
The classical revolution
Title remainder
thoughts on new music in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
John Borstlap
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Classical Revolution studies the recent emergence of a new brand of classical music, one rooted in "pre-modern" tonal traditions. Through polemical essays on the conflict between re-emergent tradition and the usual, bland "modern music" in which academic atonalism, process music and attempts to borrow some life from pop and world music form a rather isolated territory, Borstlap examines both the philosophical and aesthetic positions of these new classical composers, positions too often misunderstood because they create a new and unexpected category, not in the margins of music life but directly related to the central performance culture. As Borstlap points out, part of the ongoing problem of contemporary music, a problem first created by modernism, is a profound misunderstanding of musical modernism itself. At the heart of his argument is the distinction between music and "sonic art" a distinction that renders superfluous the loaded labels of "progressive" and "conservative" in disputes over music. Addressing questions of cultural identity, musical meaning, and the aesthetics of beauty, The Classical Revolution closely examines the institutional biases of the modern-music establishment and its all-too-solid grip on the production and reception of new music. By drawing attention to new classical composers in a traditionalist mold, Borstlap illustrates how their increasing success in the realm of performance--as opposed to academic study--bespeaks a broader set of trends in serious contemporary composition. The Classical Revolution is an accessible and informative polemic for music lovers with an interest in the meaning of classical music in general, and the classical tradition in particular which seems to be re-emerging in the 21st century. It should equally interest academics, music directors, promoters, programmers, musicians, and music students alike since here, a wide field of new musical experience opens itself up, with a hopeful perspective on the future of music [Publisher description]
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Borstlap, John
Index
index present
LC call number
ML197
LC item number
.B672 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern traditionalist classical music
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Klassische Musik
  • Rezeption
  • Moderne
Label
The classical revolution : thoughts on new music in the 21st century, John Borstlap
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Classical music : a dying culture? -- The classical revolution : the shock of the old -- The fallacy of modernism I : the truth that dare not speak its name -- The fallacy of modernism II : the attack upon music --Temples of delight : how not to build a concert hall -- The enduring presence of the past -- The search for meaning -- The cultural shopping mall : pluralism and choice -- Conclusion : The debate about beauty -- Some composers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 147 pages
Isbn
9780810884571
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021844771
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795575250
  • (OCoLC)ocn795575250
Label
The classical revolution : thoughts on new music in the 21st century, John Borstlap
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Classical music : a dying culture? -- The classical revolution : the shock of the old -- The fallacy of modernism I : the truth that dare not speak its name -- The fallacy of modernism II : the attack upon music --Temples of delight : how not to build a concert hall -- The enduring presence of the past -- The search for meaning -- The cultural shopping mall : pluralism and choice -- Conclusion : The debate about beauty -- Some composers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 147 pages
Isbn
9780810884571
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012022714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021844771
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795575250
  • (OCoLC)ocn795575250

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