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By Constantin Floros

20th-century tune is characterised through a bewildering multitude of tendencies and hobbies. frequently numerous routine co-exist in contradiction to one another, in a mirrored image of the century’s highbrow currents and social and political adjustments, and the reactions they triggered. during this publication, popular musicologist and writer Constantin Floros offers a survey of different types and developments in new track, proposing an important composers from Schoenberg to Rihm in a sequence of fluent and readable essays that may attract connoisseurs and non-specialists alike. For Floros, track and biography are inseparable, and the following he places track within the context of the social and mental history of its time.

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