Williams, AJ (2018) Between Modernism and Postmodernism: Structure and Expression in John Adams, Kaija Saariaho and Thomas Ades. In: The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music. Routledge, 327 - 352. ISBN 978-1-4724-7040-9

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This chapter conveys postmodernism both as a historical moment and as a force within modernism to expand its range of expression, examining four areas. The first one is postminimalism, particularly as represented by John Adams’s Harmonielehre, which is symbolic, in style and date, of the age of postmodernism. The second topic is spectralist music, for which Kaija Saariaho’s Lichtbogen serves as an example. The third focus is historical reference, as explored through the muted pluralism and intertextuality of Thomas Adès’s Asyla. The fourth section considers how musicology has expanded its understanding of social meaning in music.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: The final version of this manuscript can be found online, along with all relevant information at; https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9781315613291-15
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2021 15:08
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2021 15:08
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9442

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