Milton Babbitt, Schoenberg's successor in the realm of serial music
, acclaimed this as the finest performance of the work he had heard.
In this sense, it was arguably Goeyvaerts who was really "guilty as charged" with the problems of serial music
Who would have guessed that Stravinsky, who composed Apollo's score in the traditional French style of 17th and 18th centuries, would throw himself into the radical realm of serial music
Shaped by broadcasting into a "musical Babbitt,"--a reference to Sinclair Lewis's epitomic philistine and a possible barb to the Princeton composer of serial music
who ignored Adorno's calls--quality broadcast reception becomes a fetish for the listener to "do good work" by capturing the best signal possible.
However, for an expert of serialism, serial music
has an organizing principle that takes it far from noise, perhaps even as far from noise as possible in its structural predetermination.
Instead, he used complex, dissonant, atonal and serial music
, but could still write lush melodies when needed.
Given the relative lack of historical scholarship about the recent past of American classical music, postwar American serial music
remains marginalized, and the historical literature (as opposed to the theoretical literature) is still relatively undeveloped.
Copland may have written some serial music
, but no one listens to the stuff, even those of us who've tried.
For example, forty years ago, not composing serial music
meant not being a composer at all, and this was a clear tendency openly registered in books, articles and papers.
The starting point of this article was an interesting disagreement in the secondary literature about the putative (in)compatibility between Heidegger's aesthetics in Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes and Goeyvaerts's serial music
or new music in general.
He certainly didn't like any of the 12-tone or serial music
The intended readers of this book could not be expected to understand a difficult writer like Adorno, and are thus suckers for claims that serial music
is an 'artificial language' like Esperanto or computer BASIC, since all three were invented by theorists rather than developed by natural processes.