A Concise History of Western Music

A Concise History of Western Music
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Author: Paul Griffiths
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780521842945
Release: 2006-06-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A brief history of western classical music which will appeal to all music lovers.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
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Author: Hanning, Barbara Russano
Pages: 734
ISBN: 9780393421668
Release: 2020-07-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This update to Barbara HanningÕs concise survey aligns it with the Eighth Edition of the Norton Anthology of Western Music and supports your students with a more robust media package. New resources include Audio Timelines, tutorials to help build music history skills, and adaptive activities to reinforce concepts.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
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Author: Barbara Russano Hanning,Claude V. Palisca
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0393124266
Release: 2014
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most student-friendly music history text available, now with Total Access.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
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Author: Barbara Russano Hanning
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0393920666
Release: 2014
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most student-friendly music history text available, now with Total Access.

Norton Anthology of Western Music

Norton Anthology of Western Music
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Author: Burkholder, J. Peter,Grout, Donald Jay,Palisca, Claude V.
Pages: 1312
ISBN: 9780393656428
Release: 2019-07-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The definitive survey, combining current scholarship with a vibrant narrative. Carefully informed by feedback from dozens of scholars, it remains the book that students and teachers trust to explain whatÕs important, where it fits, and why it matters. Peter Burkholder weaves a compelling story of people, their choices, and the western musical tradition that emerged. From chant to hip-hop, he connects past to present to create a context for tomorrowÕs musicians.

A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music
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Author: Donald Jay Grout
Pages: 862
ISBN: 0393969045
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown

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Study Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music

Study   Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music
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Author: James Peter Burkholder
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0393971716
Release: 1998-01
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Study and listening guide for Concise history of western music by Barbara Russano Hanning and Norton anthology of western music.

A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music
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Author: James Peter Burkholder,Donald Jay Grout,Claude V. Palisca
Pages: 986
ISBN: UOM:39015079332642
Release: 2010
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres and ideas that have proven most influential, enduring and significant - but it also encompasses a wide range of music, from religious to secular, from serious to humorous, from art music to popular music, and from Europe to the Americas."--Publisher's description.

Study and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music Fourth Edition by Barbara Russano Hanning and Norton Anthology of Western Music Sixth Edition Edited by J Peter Burkholder and Claude V Palisca

Study and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music  Fourth Edition  by Barbara Russano Hanning and Norton Anthology of Western Music  Sixth Edition Edited by J  Peter Burkholder and Claude V  Palisca
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Author: James Peter Burkholder,Jennifer L. Hund-King
Pages: 446
ISBN: 0393935264
Release: 2010-03-25
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This guide includes chapter objectives and outlines, study questions, analytical questions about the music, names and terms, and review questions.

The Concise Oxford History of Music

The Concise Oxford History of Music
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Author: Gerald Abraham
Pages: 968
ISBN: OCLC:1148630081
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown

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Modern Music and After

Modern Music and After
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Author: Paul Griffiths
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0199792283
Release: 2011-02-16
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.

Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
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Author: Richard Taruskin
Pages: 832
ISBN: 9780199796038
Release: 2006-08-14
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to a significant period in the history of Western music. Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries , the second volume Richard Taruskin's monumental history, illuminates the explosion of musical creativity that occurred in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Examining a wealth of topics, Taruskin looks at the elegant masques and consort music of Jacobean England, the Italian concerto style of Corelli and Vivaldi, and the progression from Baroque to Rococo to romantic style. Perhaps most important, he offers a fascinating account of the giants of this period: Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this book will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand this rich and diverse period.

Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition
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Author: Douglass Seaton
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0190246774
Release: 2016-07-18
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition, Fourth Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to add rich detail to the compelling story of Western music. This brief and accessible narrative of music history features numerous works of art, literature, and music that immerse students in the historical and intellectual contexts of musical styles. The thoroughly updated and revised fourth edition offers: · New pedagogy including chapter-opening summaries and outlines; marginal cues to identify key ideas in each paragraph; and extended excerpts from key historical texts · Increased and balanced coverage of women's roles in music history, ranging from discussions of key composers and performers like Isabella d'Este and Fanny Hensel to women's important roles as patrons · A custom score anthology drawn from the Oxford History of Western Music offers students full scores and analysis for key works from the text · A more user-friendly design makes it easier for students to quickly locate key information · Updates to the narrative throughout, including the most recent research findings along with updates to the reception of key works

Introduction to Western Culture

Introduction to Western Culture
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Author: Guobin Xu,Yanhui Chen,Lianhua Xu
Pages: 187
ISBN: 9789811081538
Release: 2018-03-23
Editor: Springer

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Promoting cultural understanding in a globalized world, this collection provides a concise and unique introduction to Western culture, through the voices of Chinese scholars. Written by a team of experts in their fields, the book provides insights into Western history and culture, covering an interdisciplinary range of topics across literature, language, music, art and religion. It addresses such issues as tourism and etiquette, as well as the key differences of distinct cultures, providing readers with a succinct yet effective way to master a basic understanding of Western culture.

Classical Music

Classical Music
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Author: Julian Rushton
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0500202109
Release: 1986
Editor: Thames & Hudson

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Portrays the musical era between 1750 and 1830 against its intellectual and cultural background and describes both its famous and obscure composers.

Big Bangs

Big Bangs
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Author: Howard Goodall
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781446484548
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The dramatic story of five key turning points in a thousand years of Western music - discoveries that changed the course of history. Who first invented 'Doh Re Mi...'? What do we mean by "in tune"? Looking back down the corridor of a thousand years, Howard Goodall guides us through the stories of five seismic developments in the history of Western music. His "big bangs" may not be the ones we expect - some are surprising and some are so obvious we overlook them - but all have had an extraordinary impact. Goodall starts with the invention of notation by an 11th-century Italian monk, which removed the creation of music from the hands of the players to the pens of the composers; moves on to the first opera; then to the invention of the piano, and ends with the story of the first recording made in history. Howard Goodall has the gift of making these complicated musical advances both clear and utterly fascinating. Racy and vivid in a narrative full of colourful characters and graphic illustrations of technical processes, he also gives a wonderful sense of the culture of trial and error and competition, be it in 11th-century Italy or 19th-century America, in which all progress takes place. Big Bangs opens a window on the crucial moments in our musical culture - discoveries that made possible everything from Bach to the Beatles - and tells us a riveting story of a millennium of endeavour.

A History of Music in Western Culture

A History of Music in Western Culture
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Author: Mark Evan Bonds
Pages: 701
ISBN: UOM:39015080853073
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A book that will enable the reader to have a greater understanding of music's role in our lives, this is a comprehensive study of the history of music from antiquity to the modern era. This book makes its subject matter lively and engaging by including loads of information in a way that the reader can easily grasp with its clearly-written narrative, use of illustrations, information boxes, composer profiles, and generous quantities of interesting material, such as composers' letters and critic's reviews of music throughout the ages. A two-volume anthology and an eight CD set of carefully chosen musical scores are included with this book. This book maintains the traditional divisions of music history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century, all connected by themes such as texture, melody, harmony, rhythm, and composers, which allow the reader to compare and contrast the different elements of musical style throughout the ages.

A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy

A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy
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Author: Donald A. Hodges
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781317356486
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy helps music students choose a philosophy that will guide them throughout their careers. The book is divided into three sections: central issues that any music philosophy ought to consider (e.g., beauty, emotion, and aesthetics); secondly, significant philosophical positions, exploring what major thinkers have had to say on the subject; and finally, opportunities for students to consider the ramifications of these ideas for themselves. Throughout the book, students are encouraged to make choices that will inform a philosophy of music and music education with which they are most comfortable to align. Frequently, music philosophy courses are taught in such a way that the teacher, as well as the textbook used, promotes a particular viewpoint. A Concise Survey of Music Philosophy presents the most current, prevalent philosophies for consideration. Students think through different issues and consider practical applications. There are numerous musical examples, each with links from the author’s home website to online video performances. Examples are largely from the Western classical canon, but also jazz, popular, and world music styles. In the last two chapters, students apply their views to practical situations and learn the differences between philosophy and advocacy. "Hodges has written an excellent resource for those wanting a short—but meaningful—introduction to the major concepts in music philosophy. Applicable to a number of courses in the music curriculum, this much-needed book is both accessible and flexible, containing musical examples, tables and diagrams, and additional readings that make it particularly useful for a student's general introduction to the topic. I especially like the emphasis on the personal development of a philosophical position, which makes the material especially meaningful for the student of music." —Peter R. Webster, Scholar-in-Residence, Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, USA

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
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Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1940771331
Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!