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Title: Determining indeterminacy : vision and revision in the writings of Pierre Boulez
Author: Whitney, Kathryn
ISNI:       0000 0001 2465 279X
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2000
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This study is framed by questions about the wider implications of a belief in Boulez's independent indeterminate aesthetic for divergent trends such as Europeanism vs. Americanism, modernism vs. postmodernism and serial structure vs. non-serial structure. In conclusion it suggests that an ongoing tendency toward historical revisionism in Boulez's texts may be a function of the difficulty in articulating an intentional indeterminate aesthetic in light of the serial inheritance.
Supervisor: Franklin, Peter Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Influence ; Music ; History and criticism ; 20th century