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The Music

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195099362
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199864737 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0005
The Music

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This chapter discusses the following subjects in a music theater context: Verismo to expressionism to musical modernism; the development of neoclassicism, presentational theater and the new chamber opera; cross influences of musical populism and the return of modernism in the form of serialism, anti-theater and electro-acoustics; minimalism and the revival of tonality.

Keywords: Verismo; expressionism; modernism; neoclassicism; musical populism; serialism; anti-theater; electro-acoustics; minimalism

Chapter.  5583 words. 

Subjects: Opera

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