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  • Hardcover
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $51.56
  • March 1979
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-09026-0
  • 720 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

Introduction to Contemporary Music

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Joseph Machlis (Author, Late of Queens College, CUNY)


Biographical and historical data and clear technical explanations are featured in a guide to the appreciation of twentieth-century music that includes a full discussion of trends since 1961, a dictionary of composers, and a concentrated review of musical concepts.

This book is divided into three main sections: the development of twentieth-century concepts, minor and major developments in Europe, and “The American scene.”