Materials and Techniques of Post-Tonal Music

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-01
  • Publisher: PEARSON

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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

Author Biography

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. 

Table of Contents

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.

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