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Johnny Newman rated it it was amazing Aug 01, He introduces it in context and perhaps most significantly of all uses language that’s so transparent that merely to follow his descriptions, explanations and illustrations carefully is to understand each aspect of the theory under consideration. But they’re still clear enough indeed the book is very well-produced to be usable nevertheless.

Although surprisingly short for the subject matter, at under pages, this book is remarkably effective and can safely be recommended as one of the best of only a handful of standard works on the strais. No trivia or quizzes yet. Students, buy or rent this eText.

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, 2nd Edition. Each chapter also concludes with a welcome annotated bibliography for further study and examples.

Published August 28th by Pearson first published October Illustrates theoretical concepts, and explores a much wider range of composers and musical styles than previously covered—i.

Stefanie Lubkowski rated it really liked it Aug 25, Available Our Retail Price: NEW – Updated information on the most recent developments in post-tonal theory —Includes expanded or new coverage of the following topics: Bartok String Quartet No.


Features Contents The definitive introduction to post-tonal theory Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory is written by a prominent scholar of post-tonal music and offers the most up-to-date coverage of the dynamic field.

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Schoenberg, Piano Piece, Op. Michael rated it it was amazing Jul 27, More Textbooks Music Music Theory.

These look first at basic definitions and concepts… pitch and pitch class, equivalence, notation, intervals; in theorh depth at Pitch-class sets; at other musical relationships… transposition, inversion and contour; at centricity, referential collections, triadic post-tonality and collection theory; at basic twelve-tone operations; and then in greater detail at twelve-tone theory as practiced specifically by composers from Webern thheory Schoenberg to Boulez and Babbitt.

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The text employs a rich variety of pedagogical features to engage students and explain complex ideas with concision and clarity. But its complete and lucid coverage of those aspects most central to the development and uniqueness of contemporary music, and the success in understanding them which it almost guarantees because of Straus’ lucid style not to mention the extremely practical and exhaustive adherence to examples of real music make the price justified.

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory, 3rd Edition

Neither is is made inaccurate by drawing the usually mathematical teeth from ideas no matter how complex. Discussions of transformational graphs and networks, inversional and transpositional symmetry, transpositional combination, contour, voice leading, and interval cycles.

Similarly, Straus is sufficiently expert in tonxl entire corpus of musical theory to make cross-references sometimes outside contemporary music and underline common grounds as needed… the operations covered in detail earlier to which a tone row can be subjected, for example. The author or editor of twelve books and numerous articles, mostly on topics in twentieth-century music, he is a former President of the Society for Music Theory.


Stravinsky, In Memoriam Dylan Thomas. Milo Behr rated it liked it Sep 21, Johnathon rated it it was amazing Jul 18, This is a huge achievement. The use of fixed-O notation for the analysis of twelve-tone music. But you barely have to have worked at a section and remarked the clear, declarative sentences in which Straus excels and which he uses to such amazing effect to realize that, even for a jospeh, the theory of the book is not only one that’s well within your grasp, however dense it is necessarily to embrace the majority of post tonal techniques and historical developments; but it’s a theory whose very intricacies — thanks to the judicious use of musical examples and references to composers’ origination and adoption of which — you’ll welcome.

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Takes a direct, hands-on approach to the works, encouraging students to play them, sing them, and experience them in an immediate way. Tanja Mijatovic rated it it was amazing May 19, Troy Sargent rated it really liked it Jun 30, This edition also expands the repertoire with new examples by Ades, Dallapiccola, Davies, Mamlok, Saariaho, Schnittke, and Tower, bringing a wealth of new music into the post-tonal theory course.

A concise anthology including a wide range of music from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

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