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Contents

Music in the Late Twentieth Century

ACADEMICISM, AMERICAN STYLE

Chapter:
CHAPTER 3 The Apex
Source:
MUSIC IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Author(s):
Richard Taruskin
Academicism, American Style

ex. 3-15 Igor Stravinsky, Requiem Canticles, Postlude

Academicism, American Style

ex. 3-16 Igor Stravinsky, Requiem Canticles, the two series as deployed in the Postlude

Academicism, American Style

ex. 3-17 Symmetrical harmonies in Igor Stravinsky, The Firebird

The Requiem Canticles had its first performance (the last Stravinsky premiere) under Robert Craft in October 1966, at a concert that took place on the campus of Princeton University. It was a fitting venue, for over the preceding couple of decades Princeton had become, largely through the efforts of Milton Babbitt, the American stronghold for the theory and practice of serial music. The university administration had actually commissioned the Requiem Canticles in 1965, acting on behalf of the family of an alumnus to whose mother's memory the work was dedicated.

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 3 The Apex." 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-div1-003006.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 3 The Apex. 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-div1-003006.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 3 The Apex." 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-div1-003006.xml
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