Monday, 12 May 2014

A history of 20th century Music new book honouring women composers

Elliot Antokoletz' latest book, "A History of Twentieth-Century Music in a Theoretical-Analytical Context, " published by Routledge, is a monumental work that integrates an account of the genres and concepts of twentieth-century art music with the larger political, social, economic and cultural framework of their time.

I am honored to be amongst the women composers presented in this book, along with Tower, Zwilich, Larsen Lutien, Tailleferre, and Crawford Seeger.
I hope you will encourage your university library to order this book, and/or add it to your own library.

Here is one of the reviews of the book:
"Elliott Antokoletz perceptively interweaves a coherent theoretic-analytical
thread through a historic framework of music of the twentieth century. His
substantial and original detailed analyses of specific works are illuminated
by their insightful placement into the broader social, cultural and
political context. Particularly welcome is his extension of the
Western-European art music perspective to include studies of East Asian
composers, more women composers, Latin American composers, and others."

                             Victoria Fischer Faw, Elon University

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