Changing the System: The Music of Christian Wolff

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Philip Thomas, Stephen Timothy Chase
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Music - 259 pages
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This title is a detailed analysis of the music of Christian Wolff. The reception of Wolff's music is discussed, particularly in relation to the European avant-garde in the 1950s and 1960s, and also within the context of Wolff as an associate of Cage and Feldman.
 

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Contents

Cage and Feldmans Devotion to Christian Wolff
3
Christian Wolff in Darmstadt 1972 and 1974
23
The Solo Piano Music
51
3b Christian Wolff For Pianist 1959 page 3
64
Organization and Interaction in the Orchestral
93
and use of Westryn Wind in the second half bars 21118
105
Some Thoughts on the Later Music
125
Indeterminacy and Politics in the Early
143
Words Music Politics and Voice
171
The Performer and Listener as CoCreator
193
Playing the Game? Five Reflections upon Performing Christian
211
Bibliography
237
Index
253
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Stephen Chase is an independent music scholar and composer, UK.
Philip Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in music at the University of Huddersfield, UK.

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