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Anthology for Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Anthology for Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Joseph Auner, Walter Frisch (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-393-92021-5

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250 pages

Select type: Paperback

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

Anthology for Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries, part of the Western Music in Context series, is the ideal companion to Music in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. Twenty-six carefully chosen works—including music by Claude Debussy, Kurt Weill, William Grant Still, Pauline Oliveros, and Chen Yi—offer representative examples of genres and composers of the period. Commentaries following each score present a careful analysis of the music, and online links to purchase and download recordings make listening easier than ever.

  1. Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 3, fourth movement 
  2. Claude Debussy, Estampes, Pagodes 
  3. Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot lunaire, No. 1, Mondestrunken 
  4. Alban Berg, Wozzeck, Act 3, Scene 3 
  5. Charles Ives, Symphony No. 4, first movement 
  6. Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, Introduction 
  7. Kurt Weill, Lindbergh’s Flight, Introduction of the Pilot 
  8. Igor Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, second movement 
  9. Maurice Ravel, Piano Concerto in G, first movement 
  10. Arnold Schoenberg, Piece for Piano, Op. 33a 
  11. Anton Webern, Symphony Op. 21, second movement 
  12. Béla Bartók, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celeste, first movement 
  13. Aaron Copland, Billy the Kid, “Street in a Frontier Town” 
  14. William Grant Still, Africa, second movement, Land of Romance 
  15. Benjamin Britten, War Requiem, Requiem aeternam 
  16. Dmitri Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 8, third movement 
  17. Pierre Boulez, Le Marteau sans Maitre, No. 5, Bel Édifice Et Les Pressentiments 
  18. Pauline Oliveros, Traveling Companions 
  19. Mario Davidovsky, Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sounds (1970), excerpt 
  20. Kaija Saariaho, Noa Noa 
  21. György Ligeti, Continuum for Harpsichord 
  22. Elliott Carter, String Quartet No. 5: Introduction, Giocoso, Interlude, first movement 
  23. George Crumb, Vox Balanae, excerpt 
  24. Chen Yi, Ba Ban 
  25. Steve Reich, Violin Phase 
  26. John Adams, Doctor Atomic, Act 1, Scene 3, “Batter My Heart”
In addition to full scores, the anthology includes concise analyses of the music from both formal and stylistic points of view. Information about form appears in tables, so that students can instantly understand the shape of anthology compositions. In addition to supplying concise analyses, the anthology commentaries also address such issues as sources and performance practice.

A wide range of recording options gives students and instructors flexibility in listening to anthology selections. StudySpace provides links to stream nearly every anthology selection from Naxos (accessible via an institutional subscription or a US$25 individual subscription), as well as links to purchase and download recordings from iTunes and Amazon, allowing students to listen to music the way they want. In addition, students can purchase access to, and adopters can request a free DVD of, The Norton Opera Sampler, Norton’s groundbreaking collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera that includes two full hours of opera scenes.