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Contents

Music in the Late Twentieth Century

SOLACE IN RITUAL

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

It was that faith that total serialism tried—vainly, of course—to revive, by excluding the corporeal (which is to say the perishable, threatened by time and doomed to eradication), and the all-too-human, as far as was humanly possible. In the end, for all its vaunted rationalism, it was at bottom something of a religious revival, and its roots in Messiaen's avowedly pious art no longer seem so anomalous. As religions find expression in ritual, it seems fitting to end our consideration of the Darmstadt “zero hour” with a look at Kreuzspiel (“Cross-play,” or “Crossing game”), Stockhausen's immediate response to his experiences there in the summer of 1951.

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 1 Starting from Scratch." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2017. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001013.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 23 Oct. 2017, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001013.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 23 Oct. 2017, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume5/actrade-9780195384857-div1-001013.xml
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