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  • n. Plural form of serialist.


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  • "Who Cares if You Listen?" asked Milton Babbitt, one of the leading serialists of the day, in the title of a celebrated essay.

    Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it

  • Brookes certainly is implying that all 1970s composers were serialists who agreed with Babbitt.

    Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it

  • Those serialists just can't let anything go can they. blurry photo of Kaija Saairaho in Santa Fe

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Great serialists -- Walter Mosley, say, or Sue Grafton -- adroitly sketch their detectives 'pasts while adding more layers to their psychological profiles.

    A Hot Trio Of Gumshoes

  • Speaking of which, I suppose if the Pentagon ever extends "don't ask, don't tell" into the realm of compositional proclivities, at least Salvadoran serialists will still be able to serve their country.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Tonality *WON*, quit acting like it's 1958 and you're being attacked by a horde of total serialists sent by Milton Babbitt.

    Compare and Contrast 10

  • Indeed, the Mahler renaissance such as it was got started in earnest around the same time that the post-Webernian serialists and their fellow-travelers were in high swing.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Some of America's best composers had their careers more or less killed off, or at least stifled, by the serialists and high modernists, and I am not about to forgive and forget.

    Oh, Come On

  • Obviously, I'm ignoring the central clique in post-Webernian serialism (the Darmstadt School, other than Boulez and Ligeti), preferring to concentrate on the primary force in music in the last third of the 20th century: the minimalists, or (in the case of Andriessen) post-serialists.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • I have a profound respect for anyone who can compare an echt-Romantic image like that to the serialists.

    Some light reading...and listening


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