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The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music

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Nicholas Cook, Anthony Pople, Jonathan Stock, Leon Botstein, Christopher Butler, Stephen Banfield, James Lincoln Collier, Susan C. Cook, Peter Franklin, David Nicholls, Joseph Auner, Hermann Danuser, Michael Walter, Derek B. Scott, David Osmond-Smith, Arnold Whittall, Mervyn Cooke, Robynn Stilwell, Richard Toop, Andrew Blake, Alastair Williams, Robert Fink, Dai Griffiths, Martin Scherzinger, Peter Elsdon, Björn Heile, Peter Jones
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  • Date Published: July 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107631991

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  • The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music, first published in 2004, is an appraisal of the development of music in the twentieth century from the vantage-point of the twenty-first. This wide-ranging and eclectic book traces the progressive fragmentation of the European 'art' tradition, and its relocation as one tradition among many at the century's end. While the focus is on Western traditions, both 'art' and popular, these are situated within the context of world music, including a case study of the interaction of 'art' and traditional musics in post-colonial Africa. An international authorship brings a wide variety of approaches to music history, but the aim throughout is to set musical developments in the context of social, ideological, and technological change, and to understand reception and consumption as integral to the history of music.

    • The first complete view of music across the twentieth century
    • Sets musical developments in their social, ideological and technological contexts
    • Takes a broad view of 'music', including performance and reception as well as composition
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    'Its pluralist narrative finds room for pop, jazz and easy listening alongside classical mainstreams and avant-garde orthodoxies. The non-interventionist stance makes for lively debate between contributors, reflecting the revisionist brand of musicology where the importance of any musical culture must be constantly contested.' The Independent

    'It can be warmly recommended as a worthwhile institutional purchase and as an encouragingly good read.' Music teacher

    'There is no doubt that this hefty single-volume history of music in the twentieth century is a brave and ambitious undertaking … fascinating … authoritative … compelling critical reappraisal … passionate … thought-provoking and challenging in their reassessment of the concept of the mainstream in twentieth-century music histories, and in their rethinking of how to tell selected aspects of those histories.' Twentieth-Century Music

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    • Date Published: July 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107631991
    • length: 824 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.31kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 1 music example
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: trajectories of twentieth-century music Nicholas Cook with Anthony Pople
    1. Peripheries and interfaces: the Western impact on other music Jonathan Stock
    2. Music of a century: museum culture and the politics of subsidy Leon Botstein
    3. Innovation and the avant-garde, 1900–20 Christopher Butler
    4. Music, text and stage: the tradition of bourgeois tonality to the Second World War Stephen Banfield
    5. Classic jazz to 1945 James Lincoln Collier
    6. Flirting with the vernacular: America in Europe, 1900–1945 Susan C. Cook
    7. Between the wars: traditions, modernisms, and the 'little people from the suburbs' Peter Franklin
    8. Brave new worlds: experimentalism between the wars David Nicholls
    9. Proclaiming a mainstream: Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern Joseph Auner
    10. Rewriting the past: classicisms of the inter-war period Hermann Danuser
    11. Music of seriousness and commitment: the 1930s and beyond Michael Walter
    12. Other mainstreams: light music and easy listening, 1920–70 Derek B. Scott
    13. New beginnings: the international avant-garde, 1945–62 David Osmond-Smith
    14. Individualism and accessibility: the moderate mainstream, 1945–75 Arnold Whittall
    15. After swing: modern jazz and its impact Mervyn Cooke
    16. Music of the youth revolution: rock through the 1960s Robynn Stilwell
    17. Expanding horizons: the international avant-garde, 1962–75 Richard Toop
    18. To the millennium: music as twentieth-century commodity Andrew Blake
    19. Ageing of the new: the museum of musical modernism Alastair Williams
    20. (Post-)minimalisms, 1975–2000: the search for a new mainstream Robert Fink
    21. History and class consciousness: pop music towards 2000 Dai Griffiths
    22. 'Art' music in a cross-cultural context: the case of Africa Martin Scherzinger
    Appendix 1. Personalia Peter Elsdon with Björn Heile
    Appendix 2. Chronology Peter Elsdon and Peter Jones.

  • Editors

    Nicholas Cook, University of Cambridge
    Nicholas Cook is Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London, and Director of the AHRB Research Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music. His books include A Guide to Musical Analysis (1987), Music, Imagination, and Culture (1990), the Cambridge Music Handbook Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 (1993), Analysing Musical Multimedia and Music: A Very Short Introduction (both 1998).

    Anthony Pople, University of Nottingham
    Anthony Pople was Professor of Music at the University of Nottingham until his death in 2003. His publications include two Cambridge Music Handbooks - Berg: Violin Concerto (1991) and Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps (1998); he edited Theory, Analysis and Meaning in Music (1994) as well as The Cambridge Companion to Berg (1997).

    Contributors

    Nicholas Cook, Anthony Pople, Jonathan Stock, Leon Botstein, Christopher Butler, Stephen Banfield, James Lincoln Collier, Susan C. Cook, Peter Franklin, David Nicholls, Joseph Auner, Hermann Danuser, Michael Walter, Derek B. Scott, David Osmond-Smith, Arnold Whittall, Mervyn Cooke, Robynn Stilwell, Richard Toop, Andrew Blake, Alastair Williams, Robert Fink, Dai Griffiths, Martin Scherzinger, Peter Elsdon, Björn Heile, Peter Jones

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