Herbert Eimert and the Darmstadt school : the consolidation of the avant-garde /

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Erwin, Max,


Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press,, United States ; United Kingdom, p.1 online resource (2020)

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(OCoLC)fst00824287, (OCoLC)fst01030269, 20th century, Avant-garde (Music), fast, History and criticism., Music, Music.


Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 12, 2020).After 1951, the discourse surrounding both the Darmstadt courses in particular and European New Music more broadly shifted away from a dodecaphonic vocabulary in favour of concepts such as 'punctual music', 'post-Webern music', and 'static music', all collected under the newly-christened unity of the Darmstadt School. This study proposes a genealogy of the Darmstadt School through the institutional influence and writings of Herbert Eimert. It demonstrates that Eimert's understanding of music history - whereby technical procedures are universalised as the acme of historical progress - was adopted as the institutional discourse of New Music in Europe, and remains central to both textbook and critical scholarly accounts which attempt to make sense of the avant-garde after World War II.