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Remembering the Future: (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

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In Remembering the Future Luciano Berio shares with us some musical experiences that "invite us to revise or suspend our relation with the past and to rediscover it as part of a future trajectory." His scintillating meditation on music and the ways of experiencing it reflects the composer's profound understanding of the history and contemporary practice of his art.

There is much in this short book that provides insight on Berio's own compositions. Indeed, he comments that writing it "led me to formulate thoughts that might otherwise have remained concealed in the folds of my work." He explores themes such as transcription and translation, poetics and analysis, "open work," and music theater. The reader will also find here numerous insights on the work of other composers, past and present, and much more. A figure of formidable intellect, Berio ranges easily among topics such as Schenkerian analysis, the criticism of Carl Dahlhaus and Theodor Adorno, the works of his friends and sometime collaborators Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco. But Berio carries his learning lightly--his tone is conversational, often playful, punctuated by arresting aphorisms: "The best possible commentary on a symphony is another symphony."

Synopsis:

In Remembering the Future Luciano Berio shares with us some musical experiences that "invite us to revise or suspend our relation with the past and to rediscover it as part of a future trajectory." His scintillating meditation on music and the ways of experiencing it reflects the composer's profound understanding of the history and contemporary practice of his art. Berio's tone is conversational, often playful, punctuated by arresting aphorisms.

About the Author

Luciano Beriowas one of the dominantcomposers of the second half of the twentieth century.Remembering the Futureis the text of hisCharles Eliot Norton Lectures of 1993 — 94, now made available for the firsttime.

Table of Contents

1.Formations

2. TranslatingMusic

3. ForgettingMusic

4. O AlterDuft

5. SeeingMusic

6. Poetics of Analysis

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674021549
Author:
Berio, Luciano
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Appreciation
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Theory
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Theory and Composition
Subject:
MUSIC / Instruction & Study/Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Charles Eliot Norton Lectures
Series Volume:
1987
Publication Date:
May 2006
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
none
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7 x 6 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Music » Instruction and Study » Theory
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , In Remembering the Future Luciano Berio shares with us some musical experiences that "invite us to revise or suspend our relation with the past and to rediscover it as part of a future trajectory." His scintillating meditation on music and the ways of experiencing it reflects the composer's profound understanding of the history and contemporary practice of his art. Berio's tone is conversational, often playful, punctuated by arresting aphorisms.
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