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Twentieth Century: History

  1. General Reference
  2. Instruments/Orchestration
  3. Composers & Their Art
  4. Notation
  5. Twentieth Century: Theory
  6. Twentieth Century: History

  7. MCR: Books and Articles

Author: Cope, David H.
Title: New Directions in Music, 6th ed.
Publisher: Madison, WI: Brown and Benchmark, 1993.
LC Call No.: ML197 .C757 1993

The purpose of this book is to explore the history, philosophies, materiass, composers, and works pertaing to music since the late 1940s. It is an introduction and survey of avant-garde and post avant-garde music in the twentieth century. The book incuudes writings on Sound-Mass, Rhythm, Microtones, Instrument Explorations, Electronic/Computer Music, Media Forms, Improvisation, Indeterminacy, Antimusic, and the Post Avant-Garde.

Author: Nyman, Michael
Title: Experimental Music.
Publisher: New York: Schirmer Books, 1974.
LC Call No.: ML197 .N85 1974b

Author: Schwartz, Elliott, and Daniel Godfrey.
Title: Music Since 1945: Issues, Materials, and Literature.
Publisher: New York: Schirmer Books, 1993.
LC Call No.: ML197 .S398 1992