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The Resource The music of Alban Berg, Dave Headlam

The music of Alban Berg, Dave Headlam

Label
The music of Alban Berg
Title
The music of Alban Berg
Statement of responsibility
Dave Headlam
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Austrian composer Alban Berg (1885-1935), along with his contemporaries Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern, dramatically altered the musical landscape of the Western world. In this original book, Dave Headlam offers a comprehensive analysis of Berg's music. He examines each of the composer's works - including the Piano Sonata, Opus 1, the operas Wozzeck and Lulu, and the Violin Concerto - and defines the main components of his musical language. Charting Berg's development as he progressed from late-romantic tonality to atonality and finally to his own distinctive dodecaphonic language, Headlam demonstrates with clarity and sophistication the compositional continuity that underlies all Berg's music. Headlam closely analyzes Berg's compositional technique and the use of symmetry and cycles throughout his oeuvre. He brings into the discussion Berg's own writings, as well as those of composer and musicologist George Perle; the techniques of Schoenberg, Webern, and other serialists; and aspects of pitch-class set and twelve-tone theory. Headlam contends that in his treatment of all musical elements - pitch, rhythmic, formal, and even orchestrational techniques - Berg achieved a synthesis that transcends the surface distinctions of his tonal, atonal, and twelve-tone periods, and that the cyclic basis of these chronological periods differs in degree rather than in kind. Berg's achievement of this synthesis foreshadows later developments in the work of his many musical heirs
Cataloging source
DLC
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Headlam, David John
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Composers of the twentieth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berg, Alban
  • Berg, Alban
  • Berg, Alban
Label
The music of Alban Berg, Dave Headlam
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on terminology -- Introduction -- Tonality, cycles, and Berg's Opus 1 and Opus 2 -- The atonal music: introduction -- The atonal music: detail and analysis -- The twelve-tone music: introduction -- The twelve-tone music: detail and analysis -- Conclusion -- Appendix: theme and row charts for chapter 5
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 460 p.
Isbn
9780300064001
Lccn
95046936 /MN
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music
Label
The music of Alban Berg, Dave Headlam
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-453) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note on terminology -- Introduction -- Tonality, cycles, and Berg's Opus 1 and Opus 2 -- The atonal music: introduction -- The atonal music: detail and analysis -- The twelve-tone music: introduction -- The twelve-tone music: detail and analysis -- Conclusion -- Appendix: theme and row charts for chapter 5
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 460 p.
Isbn
9780300064001
Lccn
95046936 /MN
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
music

Library Locations

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      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
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