Minimalists (20th Century Composers)

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A survey of this controversial and distinctive style of concert music.
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ISBN-13: 9780714847733
ISBN-10: 0714847739
Pagini: 239
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 164 x 218 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.35 kg
Editura: Phaidon
Seria 20th Century Composers

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K Robert Schwarz taught at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and wrote for the New York Times, Opera News and Rolling Stone.


'attractively produced, easily readable' Musical Times 'Phaidon's handsome 20th Century Composers series is building faster and embracing diversity more readily than comparable undertakings.' Gramophone 'the excellent Phaidon series on 20th-century composers.' Sunday Telegraph 'it's no surprise that each book is beautifully produced on shiny thick paper and filled with gorgeous illustrations. The texts are excellent too.' Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette

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Minimalism is arguably the most popular style of concert music that the late-twentieth century has produced, appealing to the widest possible audience - fans of rock, jazz and classical music. But the minimalist aesthetic has not been lacking in controversy. To its detractors, it is maddeningly repetitive and single-minded, no better than pop music masquerading as art. To its adherents, it is ecstatic and vibrant, combining classical, popular and non-Western elements to create a style that restores the severed link between composer and audience. The two best-known minimalist composers, Americans Philip Glass and Steve Reich, are world-famous figures. But they can only properly be understood in the context of their predecessors (La Mome Young and Terry Riley) and their successors (John Adams, Meredith Monk, and Europeans such as Michael Nyman, Louis Andriessen, and Arvo Part). This book, the first overview of minimalism aimed at a general public, traces the lives of the minimalist composers, discusses their most significant works, and examines the artistic milieu from which they emerged.