Boulez, Music and Philosophy Hardback
Part of the Music in the Twentieth Century series
While acknowledging that Pierre Boulez is not a philosopher, and that he is wary of the potential misuse of philosophy with regard to music, this study investigates a series of philosophically charged terms and concepts which he uses in discussion of his music.
Campbell examines significant encounters which link Boulez to the work of a number of important philosophers and thinkers, including Adorno, Levi-Strauss, Eco and Deleuze.
Relating Boulez's music and ideas to broader currents of thought, the book illuminates a number of affinities linking music and philosophy, and also literature and visual art.
These connections facilitate enhanced understanding of post-war modernist music and Boulez's distinctive approach to composition.
Drawing on a wide range of previously unpublished documentary sources and providing musical analysis of a number of key scores, the book traces the changing musical, philosophical and intellectual currents which inform Boulez's work.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 298 pages, 44 Printed music items
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 19/08/2010
- Category: 20th century & contemporary classical music
- ISBN: 9780521862424