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Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory (3rd Edition)

Introduction to Post-Tonal Theory (3rd Edition)
Author: Joseph N. Straus
ISBN 13: 9780131898905
ISBN 10: 131898906
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2004-08-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
List Price: $186.60

Emphasizing hands-on contact with the music—through playing, singing, listening, and analyzing—this book provides six chapters on theory, each illustrated with musical examples and fully worked-out analyses, all drawn largely from the “classical” pre-war repertoire by Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Bartok, Berg, and Webern.

This book offers exceptionally clear, simple explanations of basic theoretical concepts for the post-tonal music of the twentieth century. Chapter topics include basic concepts and definitions; pitch-class sets; centricity, referential collections, and triadic post-tonality; basic twelve-tone operations; and more twelve-tone topics.

Musicians and enthusiasts looking to explore advanced topics in music theory and analysis.