Terry Riley's In C

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Oxford University Press, Aug 5, 2009 - Music - 160 pages
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Setting the stage for a most intriguing journey into the world of minimalism, Robert Carl's Terry Riley's In C argues that the work holds its place in the canon because of the very challenges it presents to "classical" music. Carl examines In C in the context of its era, its grounding in aesthetic practices and assumptions, its process of composition, presentation, recording, and dissemination.

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Series EditorsForeword
A Second Premiere
Appendix Recordings of In C 19702007 with Analysis
Selected Bibliography Index

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Robert Carl is Professor of Composition and Theory and Chair of Composition, Department of Music, The Hartt School, University of Hartford. His music has been performed throughout the United States and Europe and has been published by American composers Edition, Boosey & Hawkes, and Apollo-Edition. Recent CD releases of works are found on New World, Innova, Neuma, Koch International, Lotus, Centaur, and Vienna Modern Masters. He also writes regularly on new music for Fanfare Magazine.

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