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Edgard Varese : by Alan Clayson : # BOB10659
Edgard Varese : by Alan Clayson : # BOB10659


 
Edgard Varese : by Alan Clayson : # BOB10659

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Edgard Varese : by Alan Clayson, : Adam Clayson : Omnibus Press Series : Softcover : Published by Omnibus Press : # BOB10659
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Edgard Varese by : Adam Clayson


One of the most influential; innovative; and inspiring composers of the 20th Century; Edgard Varése responded to advances in modern science in a climate of global conflict to create music that broke down the fragile remnants of diatonic tonality and embraced 'noise'. His intellectual shift from the dominance of melodic progression to a more textural approach to composition would see him revered by such cultural figureheads as Igor Stravinsky; Karlheinz Stockhausen; Frank Zappa; and others. His 'Poem Electronique' was one of the first examples of a purely artificial; studio-made composition; and would act as a blueprint for later electroacoustic explorations. The work Ionisation for percussion ensemble included air-raid sirens and was described by the New York Times as a 'terrible and marvelous work'. The 1954 premier of Deserts caused an uproar comparable to the infamous response to The Rite Of Spring some fifty years earlier. Edgard Varese analyses the life and work of this giant of the avant-garde; and delves deeply into his mysterious and eclectic world.

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PublisherOmnibus Press
Media Softcover
Pages208
Length x Width x Height8.5 x 5.25 x 0.634   inches
Shipping Weight1.66 pounds
East Coast Music Product Code ZHL335012
UPC Code884088458003
ISBN 1860743986
EAN 9781860743986
CodeBOB10659
1st Publication Date12/2008

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