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Riassunto: This accessible yet informative book, the first in its area aimed at a general readership, offers a unique overview of the controversial musical style of minimalism - a name originally attributed to the movement as a derogatory term, in the same way as Impressionism was first derisively labelled by art critics. Minimalism, perhaps best represented by the American composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass, has always had a mixed reception and is both reviled and revered in equal measure. This book looks at the the development of this notorious style and discusses the conflicting opinions surrounding it, while considering the music itself and those that create it within their social, cultural and historical contexts.
Recensione: "Many do not consider minimalism to be an entirely respectable field of academic pursuit," admits author K. Robert Schwartz in his "Acknowledgments" in The Minimalists, a volume in the Phaidon Press Limited 20th Century Composers series. Minimalism, with its emphasis on seemingly endless repetition, can be physically damaging to those who attempt to perform it either vocally or instrumentally, and is terminally boring to those unable to tune into its subtle charms. On the other hand, it's tremendously popular, and has won new audiences to the concert hall and opera house. Schwartz explores the lives and work of America's two leading minimalists, Steve Reich and Philip Glass, in depth, and looks at seven other practitioners--La Monte Young, Terry Riley, John Adams, Meredith Monk, Michael Nyman, Louis Andriessen, and Arvo Part--more lightly. There are some amusing side trips here (Philip Glass refuses to acknowledge any intellectual debts to his predecessors; his predecessors object to his attitude), and a wealth of detail on these composers, their foibles, and what they're trying to achieve with their music.
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Condizione libro: Fair. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP89347163
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005323864
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G0714833819I3N00
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 30.05.1996., 1996. Condizione libro: Gut. 240 Seiten mit Abbildungen Kleinere Gebrauchsspuren, Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben, innen sauber und ordentlich N7 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 540 22,6 x 15,7 x 2,0 cm, Taschenbuch. Codice libro della libreria 280785
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press. Condizione libro: Used - Very Good. 1996. Paperback. Very Good. Codice libro della libreria Z0203791
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Codice libro della libreria 2651296720
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Condizione libro: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In good all round condition. Codice libro della libreria 6417094
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Clean pages. Creased spine. Nice condition overall. Codice libro della libreria 131123223
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0714833819
Descrizione libro Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0714833819 0714833819 Very Good. (Binding: Paperback, Jacket: No Jacket) Paperback, very good, no jacket. Codice libro della libreria 1040792