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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 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.
Review: "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, 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, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Clean pages. Creased spine. Nice condition overall. Codice libro della libreria 131123223
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
Descrizione libro Phaidon Inc Ltd, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1996. Soft cover. Condizione libro: As New. 1st Edition. Paperback. Book Condition: As new. 239 pages, illustrated. Gift quality. No marks of any kind. Codice libro della libreria 003647
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Used - Acceptable. Cracks in binding. Ex-library with wear and barcode page may have been removed. Codice libro della libreria Z1-G-018-01141
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Condizione libro: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP65491998
Descrizione libro Phaidon, London, 1996. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. 1st Edition. No inscription, unmarked, spine not creased, little if any sign of use, minimal shelfwear to covers. We post daily Mon-Sat. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 007457
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR004311088
Descrizione libro London: Phaidon, 1996. 1. 239 S. 8° Kart. (= 20th-Century Composers) Über La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Adams, Monk, Nyman, Andriessen, Pärt. - Gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch 620 gr. Codice libro della libreria 911750
Descrizione libro May 30, 1996. Condizione libro: Used: Like New. PHAIDON 1996. Parfait état, seuls quelques légers soulignages au crayon par universitaire musicologue. Codice libro della libreria 7L-E8SK-GDAK