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The Cambridge Companion to Serialism

miércoles, 4 de enero de 2023
The Cambridge Companion to Serialism © 2023 by Cambridge University Press The Cambridge Companion to Serialism © 2023 by Cambridge University Press

La editorial Cambridge University Press anuncia el próximo lanzamiento de The Cambridge Companion to Serialism, editada por Martin Iddon,profesor de Música y Estética en la Universidad de Leeds. Iddon compositor y musicólogo, autor y editor de múltiples volúmenes dedicados a la música de la posguerra, incluidos New Music at Darmstadt (2013), John Cage and David Tudor (2013), John Cage and Peter Yates (Cambridge University Press, 2019). ) y, con Philip Thomas, Concierto para piano y orquesta de John Cage (2020).

The Cambridge Companion to Serialism* forma parte de la prestigiosa colección de monografías Cambridge Companions to Music. Esta es la descripción del volumen proporcionada por la editorial:

What is serialism? Defended by enthusiastic champions and decried by horrified detractors, serialism was central to twentieth-century art music, but riven, too, by inherent contradictions. The term can be a synonym for dodecaphony, Arnold Schoenberg's 'method of composing with twelve tones which are related only to one another'. It can be more expansive, describing ways of composing systematically with parameters beyond pitch - duration, dynamic, and more - and can even stand as a sort of antonym to dodecaphony: 'Schoenberg is Dead', as Pierre Boulez once insisted. Stretched to its limits, it can describe approaches where sound can be divided into discrete parameters and later recombined to generate the new, the unexpected, beginning to blur into a further antonym, post-serialism. This Companion introduces and embraces serialism in all its dimensions and contradictions, from Schoenberg and Stravinsky to Stockhausen and Babbitt, and explores its variants and legacies in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
Embraces the contradictions of the term 'serialism', to present a multi-faceted view, rather than trying to promote a singular definition
Considers serialism in multiple contexts, including transnational historical approaches, examinations of serialism in specific geographies, and focussed consideration of individual approaches
Introduces a far wider range of approaches to serialism than has previously been available

Índice de The Cambridge Companion to Serialism


Part I. Contexts 1:

1. Theorising serialism by Catherine Nolans

2. The aesthetics of serialism by Marcus Zagorski

3. Serialism in history and criticism by Arnold Whittall

Part II. Composers:

4. Arnold Schoenberg and the 'Musical Idea' by Jack Boss

5. Alban Berg's eclectic serialism by Silvio Dos Santos

6. Rethinking late Webern by Sebastian Wedler

7. Milton Babbitt and 'Total' serialism by Andrew Mead

8. Pierre Boulez and the redefinition of serialism by Catherine Losada

9. The serial music of Karlheinz Stockhausen by  Imke Misch

10. Luigi Nono and the development of serial technique by Angela Ida de Benedictis and Veniero Rizzardi

11. Stravinsky's path to serialism by Maureen Carr

Part III. Geographies:

12. Serialism in western Europe by Mark Delaere

13. Serialism in Canada and the United States by Emily Abrams Ansari

14. Serialism in central and eastern Europe by Iwona Lindstedt

15. Serialism in the USSR by Peter J. Schmelz

16. Serialism in Latin America by Björn Heile

17. Serialism in east Asia Nancy by Yunhwa Rao

Part IV. Contexts II:

18. Towards an authentic interpretation of serial music by Peter O'Hagan

19. Metamorphoses of the serial (and the 'Post-Serial Question') by Charles Wilson

20. Technologies and the serial attitude by Jennifer Iverson


Martin Iddon, ed., «The Cambridge Companion to Serialism», Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 2023, 350 pages. ISBN 9781108716864. Paperback, £ 29.99

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