This text provides the most comprehensive analytical approach to post-tonal music available from Impressionism to recent trends. It covers music from the early 1900s through such movements as Minimalism and the Neoromanticism of the 1990's, and includes chapters on rhythm, form, electronic and computer music, and the roles of chance and choice in post-tonal music
Stefan Kostka received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin and served on the faculties of The Eastman School of Music and the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music, he is the author (with Roger Graybill) of Anthology of Music for Analysis and (with Dorothy Payne) of Tonal Harmony, With an Introduction to Twentieth Century Music. Kostka is now a University of Texas Professor Emeritus, and resides in northwest Massachusetts.
Chapter 1 The Twilight of the Tonal System.
Chapter 2 Scale Formations in Post-Tonal Music.
Chapter 3 The Vertical Dimension: Chords and Simultaneities.
Chapter 4 The Horizontal Dimension: Melody and Voice Leading.
Chapter 5 Harmonic Progression and Tonality.
Chapter 6 Developments in Rhythm.
Chapter 7 Form in Post-Tonal Music.
Chapter 8 Imports and Allusions.
Chapter 9 Nonserial Atonality.
Chapter 10 Classical Serialism.
Chapter 11 Timbre and Texture: Acoustic.
Chapter 12 Timbre and Texture: Electronic.
Chapter 13 Serialism After 1945.
Chapter 14 The Roles of Chance and Choice in Post-Tonal Music.
Chapter 15 Minimalism and Beyond.