About this product Description This introductory handbook sets out to extend enjoyment and appreciation by providing the basic tools for an understanding of music. Best-selling in The Arts See all. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. Wikipedia in English None. In this companion to his popular Introducing Music Otto Karolyi offers a lively and comprehensive guide to modern music and provides the reader with some technical understanding of what happens when a twentieth-century composition is being performed. Return to Book Page.
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Start your review of Introducing Modern Music Write a review Dec 04, Lobstergirl rated it liked it Recommends it for: the flightless ratites Shelves: music Did you know that there is only one woman composer of modern music? Germaine Tailleferre, the female member of Les Six. She is mentioned only in passing here; none of her works are noted.
She was also a composer. She is one of five women mentioned in this book. The others are Emily Dickinson whose poems were used by composer John Adams in the s , Berthe Morisot she painted Did you know that there is only one woman composer of modern music?
The others are Emily Dickinson whose poems were used by composer John Adams in the s , Berthe Morisot she painted some stuff , and Dame Edith Sitwell her poems are rhythmically recited in a composition by William Walton.
This is just one of the things that makes this book seem earlier than its publish date of It has all sorts of musty attributes, from the staid writing style to the yellowed pages. Karolyi does do a decent job of explaining major ideas like tonality and atonality, serialism, and notation. Unfortunately the musical examples lack identifying captions, which are embedded in the text. My goal with books like these is always to track down the excerpts mentioned on Youtube and listen for the particular attributes being described.
It takes days, or weeks.
Introducing Modern Music
Introducing Music by Otto Karolyi