The Resource The listening composer, George Perle

The listening composer, George Perle

Label
The listening composer
Title
The listening composer
Statement of responsibility
George Perle
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Perle takes us into the composer's workshop as he reevaluates what we call "twentieth-century music"--A term used to refer to new or modern or contemporary music that represents a radical break from the tonal tradition, or "common practice," of the preceding three centuries. He proposes that this music, in the course of breaking with the tonal tradition, presents coherent and definable elements of a new tradition. In spite of the disparity in their styles, idioms, and compositional methods, he argues, what unites Scriabin, Stravinsky, Bartok, and the Viennese circle (Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern) is more important than what separates them. If we are to understand the connections among these mainstream composers, we also have to understand their connections with the past. Through an extraordinarily comprehensive analysis of a single piece by Varese, Density 21.5 for unaccompanied flute, Perle shows how these composers refer not only to their contemporaries but also to Wagner, Debussy, and Beethoven. Perle isolates the years 1909-10 as the moment of revolutionary transformation in the foundational premises of our musical language. He asks: What are the implications of this revolution, not only for the composer, but also for the listener? What are the consequences for the theory and teaching of music today? In his highly original answers, Perle relates the role of intuition in the listening experience to its role in the compositional process. Perle asserts that the post-Schoenbergian serialists have preoccupied themselves with secondary and superficial aspects of Schoenberg's twelve-tone method that have led it to a dead end but he also exposes the speciousness of current alternatives such as chance music, minimalism, and the so-called return to tonality. He offers a new and more comprehensive definition of "twelve-tone music" and firmly rejects the notion that accessibility to the new music is reserved for a special class of elite listeners [Publisher description]
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Perle, George
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.P2925
LC item number
A3 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Ernest Bloch lectures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Perle, George
  • Perle, George
  • Perle, George
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Music
Label
The listening composer, George Perle
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Former owner
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lecture 1 : Turning screws and slicing apples -- Lecture 2 : The Martian musicologists -- Lecture 3 : "Windows of order" -- Lecture 4 : Pitches or pitch-classes? -- Lecture 5 : Composing with symmetries -- Lecture 6 : Tonal oder atonl?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780520069916
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89020436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author's autograph presentation copy to Rosalyn Tureck, with marginalia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20526372
  • (OCoLC)ocm20526372
Label
The listening composer, George Perle
Publication
Contributor
Former owner
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lecture 1 : Turning screws and slicing apples -- Lecture 2 : The Martian musicologists -- Lecture 3 : "Windows of order" -- Lecture 4 : Pitches or pitch-classes? -- Lecture 5 : Composing with symmetries -- Lecture 6 : Tonal oder atonl?
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
202 pages
Isbn
9780520069916
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
89020436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center has author's autograph presentation copy to Rosalyn Tureck, with marginalia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)20526372
  • (OCoLC)ocm20526372

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