Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-327) and index.
1. The Twilight of the Tonal System. 2. Scale Formations in Twentieth-Century Music. 3. The Vertical Dimension: Chords and Simultaneities. 4. The Horizontal Dimension: Melody and Voice Leading. 5. Harmonic Progression and Tonality. 6. Developments in Rhythm. 7. Form in Twentieth-Century Music. 8. Imports and Allusions. 9. Nonserial Atonality. 10. Classical Serialism. 11. Timbre and Texture: Acoustic. 12. Timbre and Texture: Electronic. 13. Serialism After 1945. 14. The Roles of Chance and Choice in Twentieth-Century Music. 15. Minimalism and Beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This text provides the most comprehensive analytical approach to 20th-Century 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 Twentieth-Century music. (source: Nielsen Book Data)