Remaking the Past: Musical Modernism and the Influence of the Tonal Tradition

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Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Music - 207 pages
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Joseph Straus details the revisionary strategies of twentieth century composers--how they transformed the music of the tonal tradition in creating their radically new sonorities and structures. He defines a mainstream of musical modernism, a mainstream shaped by the aggressive reinterpretation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century models.

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Straus (music theory, Queens Coll.) has written a provocative book that offers a radically new interpretation of the artistic goals and achievements of several major composers of the early 20th ... Read full review

Contents

Toward a Theory of Musical Influence
1
Analytical Misreadings
21
Recompositions
44
Triads
74
Sonata Forms
96
Six Emblematic Misreadings
133
Middleground Misreadings
169
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