The Life and Twelve-note Music of Nikos Skalkottas

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Music - 414 pages
Nikos Skalkottas is perhaps the last great 'undiscovered' composer of the twentieth century. In the 1920s he was a promising young violinist and composer in Berlin, and a student of Schoenberg, who included him among his most gifted pupils. This book provides a comprehensive study of this fascinating composer.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A BIOGRAPHICAL STUDY
9
The Berlin Period
17
The Greek Period
53
TWELVENOTE TECHNIQUE
79
The Sets and Setgroups
87
TWELVENOTE COMPOSITIONAL DEVELOPMENT
177
Strict TwelveNote
213
Towards a Free Dodecaphonic Technique
275
Tonal Serialism
319
Epilogue
337
List of Sets
343
Chronological Worklist
379
Bibliography
389
Index
405
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About the author (2011)

Eva Mantzourani specializes in both Music Analysis and Musicology, and has a particular interest in the music of the Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas. She studied at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Goldsmiths College, University of London, and King's College, University of London, where she received her PhD. She is a Reader in Music at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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