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The Resource Alternative voices : essays on contemporary vocal and choral composition, Istvan Anhalt

Alternative voices : essays on contemporary vocal and choral composition, Istvan Anhalt

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Alternative voices : essays on contemporary vocal and choral composition
Title
Alternative voices
Title remainder
essays on contemporary vocal and choral composition
Statement of responsibility
Istvan Anhalt
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Istvan Anhalt, himself a composer of many vocal works, has written an interdisciplinary study of the innovative vocal and choral music that has emerged in Europe and North America since the Second World War. This music has amazed, confused, sometimes shocked, and often deeply moved its listeners, and the author probes its very roots. Anhalt sketches briefly the antecedents of this revolutionary music and then illustrates the subject by looking closely at works by three of the greatest composers of modern vocal and choral music: Luciano Berio's Sequenza III for female solo voice, GyÓ§rgy Ligeti's Nouvelles Aventures for three solo voices and small instrumental ensemble, and Witold Lutoslawski's Trois Poèmes d'Henri Michaux for large chorus and orchestra. The author next seeks to formulate a conceptual framework to explain post-war vocal composition. He discusses relationships between poetry and music, speaking and singing, theatre and music, and composers and performers. He identifies and examines recurring themes in his corpus, including hallowed and cursed names, repetition as a mythical and/or mystical technique, the arcane, magical elements in music and language, and music as spectacle or celebration and as a search for the past. Anhalt also considers the structural elements and compositional procedures used in creating this type of music. The complex associations with other creative activities that typify modern vocal composition help to make it, as Anhalt shows clearly, an extraordinary rich mosaic of alternative voices
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Anhalt, István
Dewey number
784/.09/04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML1406
LC item number
.A53 1984eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vocal music
  • Berio, Luciano
  • Ligeti, György
  • Lutosławski, Witold
  • Musique vocale
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • MUSIC
  • Vocal music
  • Vokalmusik
  • Chormusik
  • Geschichte (1900-1982)
Label
Alternative voices : essays on contemporary vocal and choral composition, Istvan Anhalt
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Bibliography note
  • "List of compositions": pages 291-299
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-319) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Berio's Sequenza III: a portrait -- Ligeti's Nouvelles Aventures: a small group as a model for composition -- Lutoslawski's Trois Poemes d'Henri Michaux: voices of a multitude
Control code
681436425
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442656314
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  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt15jsx67
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  • preservation
  • access
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)681436425
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Alternative voices : essays on contemporary vocal and choral composition, Istvan Anhalt
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
  • "List of compositions": pages 291-299
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-319) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Berio's Sequenza III: a portrait -- Ligeti's Nouvelles Aventures: a small group as a model for composition -- Lutoslawski's Trois Poemes d'Henri Michaux: voices of a multitude
Control code
681436425
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442656314
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt15jsx67
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681436425
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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