The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music (The Cambridge History of Music)

The Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century Music (The Cambridge History of Music)

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: First Edition, 8/5/2004
EAN 9780521662567, ISBN10: 0521662567

Hardcover, 838 pages, 23.6 x 15.8 x 5.7 cm
Language: English

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.

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.

'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