The Future of Modern Music
Do you know what Icelandic composer wrote a powerful piece about a volcano?
Do you know in what piece Arnold Schoenberg explores glowing embers and sparkling chards?
Have you heard of a Greek composer who wrote 36 Greek dances?
Do you know in what sense Bela Bartok wrote dance music?
The Future of Modern Music presents a synopsis of 125 of the most important composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. It also provides the philosophy behind all of this great music.
Here are some great reviews …..
The Future of Modern Music looks at dramatic recent changes in composition through biographical snapshots of composers such as Iannis Xenakis, Luigi Nono, Julio Estrada and many more, each portrayal examines the new musical ideas that shaped the composer’s works. Many of the composers studied have never been scrutinized before in a single, concise text… Midwest Book Review
“….James McHard does a good job of putting the avant-garde in perspective, and giving the novice or curious listener an excellent framework for exploring musical territory that deserves serious consideration from all who value new and original means of musical expression”. Jack Goggin, Radio Host, Classical Music America.com
In the course of his exploration he shines new light on some names whose contributions have been grossly underestimated….. Dr. Douglas Henderson, Chair, Dept. of Sonic Arts, School of the Museum of fine Arts, Boston
Hope this gives you an overview of this valuable resource for those who love or are interested to find out more about modern music.
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