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By James L. McHard

A selective survey of the main pioneering composers of the twentieth century, this source specializes in the advance of the recent emphases in track construction, together with tone colour and density—elements which ahead of 1900 have been subordinated of their remedy and given secondary value in comparison to melody and harmony. In addition to offering normal biographies and an inventory of every of the 123 featured composer’s so much sought after works, this sourcebook examines the philosophies and the classy concerns at the back of the hot ideas fascinated by those fundamental remedies of density and timbre. From Claude Debussy, Gustav Mahler, and Karlheinz Stockhausen to Julio Estrada, Luigi Russolo, and Otomo Yoshihide, this assessment presents a method of knowing and appreciating the song main within the repertoires of so much significant, modern day orchestras.

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