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Oxford Anthology of Western Music

Volume Three: The Twentieth Century

Edited by Klára Móricz and David E. Schneider
Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs

Publication Date - March 2012

ISBN: 9780199768271

624 pages
Spiral Bound
8-1/2 x 11 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $54.95

The accompanying anthology of scores for the twentieth-century portion of The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, by Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs


The Oxford Anthology of Western Music, Volume Three: The Twentieth Century, accompanies the twentieth-century portion of The Oxford History of Western Music*, College Edition, by Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs (9780195097627).

Beginning with Gustav Mahler and ending with Kaija Saariaho, this comprehensive volume features forty-eight different composers from eleven different countries.

Designed with students in mind, this unique collection includes introductory essays at the beginning of each piece and an index of names and terms.

A corresponding set of recordings* (2 CDs) contains all musical examples from the anthology in high-quality MP3 format (9780199768271).


Oxford Anthology of Western Music
Volume One: The Earliest Notations to the Early Eighteenth Century
Edited by David J. Rothenberg and Robert R. Holzer
> V1 Print Anthology: 9780199768257
> V1 Recorded Anthology (2 CDs): 9780199768288

Oxford Anthology of Western Music
Volume Two: The Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Late Nineteenth Century

Edited by Klára Móricz and David E. Schneider
> V2 Print Anthology: 9780199768264
> V2 Recorded Anthology (3 CDs): 9780199768295

Oxford Recorded Anthology of Western Music
Concise Edition
> Recorded Anthology (3 CDs): 9780199768318

The Oxford History of Western Music
College Edition
Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs
> Textbook: 9780195097627

* Sold separately

About the Author(s)

Klára Móricz is Joseph E. and Grace W. Valentine Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Amherst College.

David E. Schneider is Professor and Chair of Music at Amherst College.

Table of Contents

    Note on Score Reading
    1. Gustav Mahler, First Symphony, Third movement
    2. Gustav Mahler, Fifth Symphony, Fourth movement, Adagietto
    3. Richard Strauss, Salome, Last scene
    4. Arnold Schoenberg, Sechs kleine Klavierstücke (Six Little Piano Pieces), Op. 19, No. 6
    5. Anton Webern, Sechs Bagatellen für Streichquartet (Six Bagatelles for String Quartet), Op. 9, No. 5
    6. Anton Webern, Fünf Stücke für Orchester (Five Pieces for Orchestra), Op. 10, No. 4
    7. Arnold Schoenberg, Pierrot lunaire (Moonstruck Pierrot), Op. 21
    a) No. 1, "Mondestrunken" (Moondrunk)
    b) No. 18, "Der Mondfleck" (The Moonspot)
    8. Claude Debussy, Children's Corner: "Golliwogg's Cakewalk"
    9. Erik Satie, Trois Sarabandes (Three Sarabandes), Sarabande 1
    10. Claude Debussy, Pour le piano (For the Piano), Second movement, Sarabande
    11. Claude Debussy, Préludes, Book 1, "Voiles"
    12. Claude Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande, Act 4, Scene 4
    13. Gabriel Fauré, La bonne chanson (The Good Song), Op. 61, No. 1
    14. Lili Boulanger, Pie Jesu
    15. Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
    a) Introduction
    b) "The Augurs of Spring (Dances of the Young Girls)"
    c) "Dance of the Earth"
    d) "Sacrificial Dance (The Chosen One)"
    16. Jean Sibelius, The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22, No. 3
    17. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
    18. Béla Bartók, Fourteen Bagatelles
    a) Bagatelle No. 4
    b) Bagatelle No. 2
    19. Béla Bartók, Dance Suite: Movements 1-4
    20. Leos Janácek, Po zarostlém chodnícku (On an Overgrown Path), "Lístek odvanutý" (A Blown-away Leaf)
    21. Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, Vers la flame (Toward the Flame), Op. 72
    22. Charles Ives, The Concord Sonata, Third movement, "The Alcotts"
    23. Charles Ives, Three Places in New England, "Putnam's Camp"
    24. Igor Stravinsky, Octet for Wind Instruments
    a) Tema con variazione
    b) Finale
    25. Arnold Schoenberg, Suite for Piano, Op. 25
    a) Gavotte
    b) Menuett-Trio
    c) Gigue
    26. Alban Berg, Lyric Suite, Sixth movement, "Largo desolato" (Broken-hearted largo)
    27. Anton Webern, Symphony, Op. 21, First movement
    28. W. C. (William Christopher) Handy, "St. Louis Blues"
    29. Maurice Ravel, Violin Sonata, Second movement, "Blues"
    30. Irving Berlin and Ted Snyder, "That Mysterious Rag"
    31. George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
    32. Erik Satie, Parade
    a) "Little American Girl"
    b) "Ragtime of the Passenger Steamer"
    33. Darius Milhaud, Saudades do Brasil (Memories of Brazil), "Ipanema," Op. 67
    34. Virgil Thomson, Susie Asado
    35. Paul Hindemith, Kammermusik Nr. 1 (Chamber Music No. 1), First movement
    36. Alban Berg, Wozzeck, Act 3
    37. Kurt Weill, Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)
    a) "Moritat vom Mackie Messer" (Ballad of Mack the Knife)
    b) Zweites Dreigroschenfinale (Second-Act Finale)
    38. Dmitry Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Op. 47, Third movement, Largo
    39. Sergey Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky
    a) Third movement ("The Crusaders of Pskov")
    b) Fourth movement ("Arise, People of Russia")
    c) Fifth movement ("Field of the Dead")
    40. Béla Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Fourth movement, "Intermezzo interrotto" (Interrupted Intermezzo)
    41. Carl Orff, Carmina Burana (Songs of Beuren)
    a) "O Fortuna" (No. 1)
    b) "Tempus est iocundum" (No. 22)
    c) "Dulcissime" (No. 23)
    42. Ruth Crawford Seeger, Prelude No. 6
    43. Henry Cowell, The Tides of Manaunaun
    44. Charles Ives, Three Quarter-Tone Pieces, No. 2, Allegro
    45. Aaron Copland, Billy the Kid
    a) "The Open Prairie"
    b) Excerpt from "Street in a Frontier Town"
    46. Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
    47. Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes, Act 3, Scene 2
    48. Olivier Messiaen, Quatuor pour le fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
    a) First movement, "Liturgie de cristal" (Liturgy of crystal)
    b) Fifth movement, "Louange à l'éternité de Jésus" (Praise to the eternity of Jesus)
    c) Sixth movement, "Danse de la fureur, pour les sept trompettes" (Dance of the fury, for the seven trumpets)
    49. Olivier Messiaen, Mode de valeurs et d'intensités (Scheme of Note Values and Dynamics)
    50. Pierre Boulez, Structures, Ia
    51. John Cage, Bacchanale for prepared piano
    52. Morton Feldman, Rothko Chapel
    53. Igor Stravinsky, Requiem Canticles
    a) Lacrimosa
    b) Libera me
    c) Postlude
    54. Milton Babbitt, Composition for Four Instruments
    55. Elliott Carter, First String Quartet, First movement, "Fantasia"
    56. Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians
    57. Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach, Prologue and Knee Play 1
    58. Arvo Pärt, Tabula Rasa (Clean slate), Second movement, "Silentium"
    59. Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story, "Cool"
    60. Luciano Berio, Sinfonia, Second Movement, O King
    61. George Rochberg, Third String Quartet, Third movement
    62. George Crumb, Ancient Voices of Children, No. 4, "Todas las tardes en Granada, todas las tardes se muere un niño" (Each afternoon in Granada, each afternoon a child dies) and "Ghost Dance"
    63. Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina, In croce for organ and cello
    64. Alfred Schnittke, Third String Quartet, First movement
    65. John Adams, Nixon in China, "News, News"
    66. Kaija Saariaho, L'Amour de loin (Love from Afar), Excerpt from Act 3
    Source Notes
    Index of Names
    Index of Terms

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