Dead Composers, Living Audiences: The Situation of Classical Music in the Twenty-First Century

by Gerald L. Phillips

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Stakes


Chapter One: Diction: A Rhapsody


Chapter Two: Singing, Creativity, and Courage


Chapter Three: A Modest Proposal


Chapter Four: Words and Words, Words and the World: Intertextuality


Chapter Five: Music and Words I: Musik?


Chapter Six: Music and Words II: Nietzsche and the Birth of Tragedy


Chapter Seven: Science and Paradigms


Chapter Eight: Science and Music: Paradigms and “Normal Practitioners”


Chapter Nine: Einstein and Schoenberg: The Move to Radical Abstraction


Chapter Ten: Modernism and the “End” of Paradigms


Chapter Eleven: Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Reproduction of Distraction


Chapter Twelve: Self, Difference, and Reconciliation


Conclusion

Appendix: Improvising the Future

Bibliography

Index


 

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