Williams, Alastair: New Music & the Claims of Modernity (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Introductions; Part One Modernity: Critical Theory and Aesthetic Modernity: Modernity; Dialectic of Enlightenment and the Culture Industry; Truth as Negation: Negative Dialectics and Aesthetic Theory; Second Generation Critical Theory; Alienated Music: Beethoven to Schoenberg: The Beethoven Critique and Nineteenth-Century Music; Dialectic of Modernity: Schoenberg and Stravinsky; Part Two High Modernism and After: Construction and Indeterminacy: Boulez and Cage; High Modernism; Boulez's Third Piano Sonata; Cage; Modernism Inside Out; Music and Deconstruction; Illusion and Space: Ligeti; Part III Consequences of Modernism: Separate Ways; A Dialectical Circus on Roaratorio; The Persistence of Modernism: Rèpons; Discourses of Modernity; Aesthetics Reclaimed; Postmodernism; Engaging Tradition; Wolfgang Rihm; In Search of Subjectivity; Bibliography; Name and title Index; Subject Index.