Bowen, Meirion: Gerhard on Music (Ashgate Books) Hardback


Catalogue No: 9780754600091

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Subtitle: Selected Writings

Department: Biographies & Reference - Books & Literature (Classical)

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Contents and Reviews

Contents: Chronology of Gerhard’s life and work; Introduction; Composer and public: Listening to music (1930); The composer and his audience (1960); Sound and symbol (1957); The contemporary musical situation (1956); Tradition and innovation: Music at the court of Alfonso V the Magnanimous (1936); A note on Felipe Pedrell (c. 1940); New musical methods (1930): prelude; chorale; fugue; fugue (ending); coda; variations; functional music; Music and poetry (1935); Contemporary composers 1929–1939: Hanns Eisler (1898–1982); Bartók; Ildebrando Pizzetti; Baltasa Samper; Some composers from Madrid; Ernesto Halffter; new musical publications; Roldolfo Halffter: Sonatas de Escorial (1931); Music and drama: Opera (1930); Music and film (1930); The Duenna (1949); The Duenna - revised (1951); Music and ballet: ballet music (1951); Don Quixote: a synopsis (1956); New horizons: Schoenberg, twelve-note music and serialism: Schoenberg in Barcelona (1932); A conversation with Schoenberg (1931); Reminiscences of Schoenberg (1955); Reluctant revolutionary: on studying composition with Schoenberg (1961); On composition with twelve notes (1954); Tonality in twelve-tone music (1952); Developments in twelve-tone technique (1956); Alban Berg: obituary (1936); Webern: Webern in Barcelona (1932); Webern’s The Path to the New Music (1961); Twelve-note technique in Stravinsky (1957); Functions of the series in twelve-note composition (1960); Music in a post-war context: England, spring 1945; Concrete music and electronic sound composition (1959): Introduction to Lament for the Death of a Bullfighter (1960); Sound observed (1965); The plague (1964); Introduction to Symphony No. 2 (1959); "Is modern music growing old?" (1960); Art and anarchy (1961); The muse and music today (1962); An inaugral lecture (1961); Notes; Appendix I: Chronological list of Gerhard’s writings; Appendix II; List of musical compositions by Gerhard and selected discography; Selected bibliography; Index.