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Contents

Music in the Late Twentieth Century

DISQUIETING ANSWERS

Chapter:
CHAPTER 1 Starting from Scratch
Source:
MUSIC IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Author(s):
Richard Taruskin

An unusually frank and revealing answer to these difficult questions was given in 1960 by Ernst Krenek, a composer who won his first fame as the author of Jonny spielt auf, the most popular European opera of the “jazz age.” Over the intervening decades, Krenek's career had gone through some intense vicissitudes, and so had his compositional approach. From having been the darling of a brash materialistic society, Krenek had become a political refugee, unexpectedly committed to twelve-tone composition as a symbol of “the loneliness and alienation of humanity,”36 and regarding it, perhaps reluctantly, as the only morally valid form music could take.

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 1 Starting from Scratch." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 20 Oct. 2018. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001012.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 1 Starting from Scratch. In Oxford University Press, Music in the Late Twentieth Century. New York, USA. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001012.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 1 Starting from Scratch." In Music in the Late Twentieth Century, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001012.xml
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