Beyond Orpheus

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Author  David Epstein
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   September 24, 1987
ISBN  0193151502
Pages  258

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Examining the elements of musical structure and the ways they provide unity, coherence and uniqueness in classic-romantic music, the author defines the concept of Grundgestalt, or "basic shape" and follows its development from the music of the classic-romantic Viennese school to the twelve-tone compositions of Schoenberg.

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