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Australian piano music of the twentieth century

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Australian piano music of the twentieth century / Larry Sitsky.

  • xviii, 335 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.

  • Westport, CT : Praeger, 2005.
  • Sales Availability: This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
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  • Library Availability: REF 786.20994/1 — Available for loan

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This is the first book to comprehensively cover all of the Australian piano music of the 20th century. It is lavishly illustrated with over 300 music examples, giving a very clear picture of the various composers and styles.

ISBN: 0-313-32286-4

Contents note: Pt. 1. The first generation -- i. Composers of their time : early modernists and neoclassicists -- ii. Composers looking back : late romantics and the nineteenth-century legacy -- iii. The "Australian" composers -- Pt. 2. The second generation -- i. Post-1945 modernism arrives in Australia -- ii. Retrospective composers -- iii. More "Australian" composers -- iv. Sitsky's keyboard music : Si Yeoo Ki / by Roger Woodward -- Pt. 3. The third generation -- i. The next wave of modernism -- ii. Minimalism and maximalism -- iii. Pluralism : popular music/jazz/neotonality -- iv. "Australian" composers : the next generation -- v. The youngest composers -- Pt. 4. The Australian piano concerto -- Conclusion : the anti-composer in Australian society : Kitsch is alive and well.

This product forms part of the following series: Music reference collection (87).

Bibliography: p. 283-292.

Includes index.


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