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||Anthology repertoire -- Series editor's preface -- Author's preface -- A sense of possibility. Tangled chaos and the blank page ; Modern, modernism, modernity ; Becoming a "possibilist" ; New possibilities and perspectives ; For further reading -- Part I: From the turn of the twentieth century through World War I. Expanding musical worlds : New inner and outer landscapes ; Modernism, modernity, and "systems of happiness and balance" ; Gustav Mahler and the symphony as world ; Alma Mahler and the new woman ; Debussy, symbolism, exoticism, and the century of aeroplanes ; For further reading -- Making new musical languages : Atonality, post-tonality, and the emancipation of the dissonance ; Busoni's new aesthetic of music ; Futurism and The art of noises ; Strauss and referential tonality ; Skryabin's new harmonic structures ; Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern ; For further reading -- Folk sources, the primitive, and the search for authenticity : Locating the folk ; Sibelius: creating Finnishness ; Ives's America ; Primitivism and the folk ; Bartók and the search for a mother tongue ; Stravinsky, Russianness, and the folk estranged ; For further reading -- Part II: The interwar years. New music taking flight : Europe and America after the War ; Radio, recording, and film ; Music for use ; New instruments, the sounds of the city, and machine art ; Jazz, race, and the new music ; For further reading -- Paris, neoclassicism, and the art of the everyday : Neoclassicism ; Musical high life and low life ; Music and cultural politics ; Antiquity and ritual ; Eighteenth-century sources ; Tonality defamiliarized ; The art of the everyday ; Jazz and "the primitive" ; For further reading -- The search for order and balance : Cultural politics of the search for order ; The twelve-tone method ; New approaches to rhythm, texture, and form ; New tonalities ; For further reading -- Inventing traditions : Villa-Lobos and Brasilidade ; Vaughan Williams and "Englishness" ; The borders of American music ; Copland and the American landscape ; Still and the African-American experience ; McPhee's imaginary homeland in Bali ; For further reading -- Part III: World War II and its aftermath. Rebuilding amid the ruins : Social transformations ; Britten's war requiem ; Musical ramifications of the Cold War ; Shostakovich's string quartet no. 8 ; For further reading -- Trajectories of order and chance : Post-World War II contexts ; Twelve-tone composition after World War II ; Integral serialism ; Chance, indeterminacy, and the blank page ; For further reading -- Electronic music from the Cold War to the computer age : Music, science, and technology in the Cold War ; Manipulating sound in the studio ; Musique concrète ; Notating, analyzing, and listening to electronic music ; Synthesizers ; Computer music ; For further reading -- Part IV: From the 1960s to the present. Texture, timbre, loops, and layers : Origins of texture music ; Ligeti's sonorous textures and micropolyphony ; Textual approaches in the music of Stockhausen and Boulez ; Mathematical models ; Timbre and extended techniques ; Composing with layers ; For further reading -- Histories recollected and remade : The past in the present ; Quotation, protest, and social change ; Postmodernism ; Remaking traditions ; For further reading -- Minimalism and its repercussions : Origins and locales ; Minimalist art and musical processes ; Minimalist sources ; Pathways of postminimalism ; For further reading -- Border crossings : Global encounters ; Music in-between ; Multimedia and sound art ; Music, science, and technology ; Artist and audience ; For further reading.
||"Music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries explores the sense of possibility unleashed by the era's profoundly destabilizing military conflicts, social upheavals, and technological advances. Auner shows how the multiplicity of musical styles has called into question traditional assumptions about compositional practice, the boundaries of music and noise, and the relationship between composer, performer, and listener. He also examines how composers and their works have played important roles in the defining ideas of nation, race, and gender, and thus in shaping the modern world."--Back cover.