Four Musical Minimalists: La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Philip Glass

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 25, 2002 - Music - 390 pages
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This book offers the most detailed account so far of the early works of these four minimalist composers, putting extensive discussion of the music into a biographical perspective. The true musical minimalism of the 1960s and early 1970s is placed in the wider context of their music as a whole, and considered within the cultural conditions of the period, which saw not only the rise of minimalism in the fine arts but also crucial changes in the theory and practice of musical composition in the Western cultivated tradition.
  

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The only problem with the book is that it should of been longer. Otherwise wonderful! Read full review

Contents

III
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IV
21
V
23
VI
28
VII
41
VIII
49
IX
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X
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XXIV
170
XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
211
XXVIII
231
XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
252

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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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Keith Potter is a Senior Lecturer in Music at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was the founding editor of Contact: A Journal of Contemporary Music, and is the author of many articles on twentieth-century musical topics. He currently contributes regularly to The Independent.

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