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The New Music TheaterSeeing the Voice, Hearing the Body$
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Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195099362

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.001.0001

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The Music

The Music

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(p.43) Chapter 3 The Music
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The New Music Theater
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Eric Salzman

Thomas Desi

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0005

This chapter discusses the following subjects in a music theater context: Verismo to expressionism to musical modernism; the development of neoclassicism, presentational theater and the new chamber opera; cross influences of musical populism and the return of modernism in the form of serialism, anti-theater and electro-acoustics; minimalism and the revival of tonality.

Keywords:   Verismo, expressionism, modernism, neoclassicism, musical populism, serialism, anti-theater, electro-acoustics, minimalism

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