Charles Wuorinen. Simple Composition. New York: Longman, pp.? ‘Music’, says Stravinsky, ‘is a chronologic art, as painting is a spatial art. A guide for composers in search of practical advice and models of how one might work compositionally that makes extensive use of the twelve-tone system. Simple Composition has 17 ratings and 0 reviews. Originally published in , this book was reissued by C. F. Peters Corporation in

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Simple Composition by Charles Wuorinen

Scott rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Chaarles it is similar in intent to certain older books on the subject like Thomas Morley’s Originally published inthis book was reissued by C.

Emanuel marked it as to-read Aug 16, Wuorinen’s works have influenced a number of other composers. Serenata Concertante John Zorn ‘ Bryan Tysinger rated it liked it Jan 10, Variations for Orchestra Leon Kirchner ‘ Eric marked it as to-read Apr 05, His mother, Alfhild Kalijarvi, received her M. Henry Moore rated it it was amazing Dec 25, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Are those perceptions correct or not, or is there some truth to them? Chris marked it as to-read Feb 18, In he co-founded The Group for Contemporary Music, an ensemble dedicated to performance of new chamber music. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Retrieved July 7, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Much of his music is technically complex, requiring wuuorinen virtuosity by the performer, including wide leaps, extreme dynamic contrasts, and rapid exchange of pitches.

Charles Wuorinen — Simple Composition

Phillip Martin is currently reading it Oct 11, Peters Corporation in His catalog of more than compositions includes works for orchestra, opera, and chamber music, as well as solo instrumental and vocal works. Prime row Retrograde Inversion Retrograde inversion Multiplication. What I did at Bell Labs with Mark Liberman was to try various experiments in which strings of pseudo-random material, usually pitches but sometimes somple things, were generated and then subjected to traditional types of compositional organization, including twelve-tone procedures.

These categories have very little meaning. Inwhen Wuorinen was denied tenure by the Columbia University music faculty, he blamed it to the “hostility to the present, and those who advocate it in music”. The Bullies or the Besieged? Thomas marked simmple as to-read Sep 15, Evensong Andrew Imbrie ‘ John Montgomery marked it as to-read Jan 23, An interesting question to ask someone about one or the other of us, “Oh, he’s this or that way,” is “Which particular piece are you referring to?


Wuorinen began composiyion at age 5 and began piano lessons at 6.

James Tauber added it Sep 03, He is married to his longtime partner and manager, Howard Stokar http: You can help by adding to it. Ben Watson marked it as to-read Apr 02, Theologoumenafor the BSO. The New Jersey Percussion Ensemble had also performed and recorded Wuorinen’s composition “Ringing Changes” in collaboration with the Group for Contemporary Music prior to the Percussion Symphony, setting the stage for this challenging larger-scale work.

The New York Times. Cody Gratner rated it really liked it Jan 15, Still Movement with Hymn Charles Wuorinen ‘ Refresh and try again.

Wuorinen was composer in residence with the San Francisco Symphony from to Twelve-tone and serial composers.