Iannis Xenakis et Musique Stochastique. La Revue Musicale
by XENAKIS, Iannis 1922-2001
Paris: Richard-Masse, 1963. OCLC no. 25560603. Xenakis "belonged to the pioneering generation of composers who revolutionized 20th-century music after World War II. With the ardour of an outsider to academic musical life, he was one of the first to replace traditional musical thinking with radical new concepts of sound composition. His musical language had a strong influence on many younger composers in and outside of Europe, but it remained singular for its uncompromising harshness and conceptual rigour." Peter Hoffmann in Grove Music Online.. Quarto. Original publisher's wrappers printed in black and green. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (title with copyright notice to verso), 5-24 pp. Table of contents to verso of upper wrapper. Unopened. Text in French."Carnet Critique No. 257" printed to upper margin of upper wrapper.An issue of the French journal La Revue musicale, including articles about Xenakis and his "stochastic" music by Albert Richard ("Iannis Xenakis: Notice biographique"), Jacques Barraud ("Musique et Ordinateurs"), and Michel P. Philippot ("La Certitude et la Foi").Wrappers slightly worn and soiled. Occasional creasing.With 2 bulletins from La Revue musicale about Xenakis's book, "Musique Formelles," laid in (the first edition appeared in 1963). Octavo and folio. 5 ff. Text in French. (Inventory #: 26792)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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