Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World
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Author: Chair of the Musicology Department Peabody Conservatory of Music Piero Weiss,Class of 1955 Professor of Music Richard Taruskin
Pages: 556
ISBN: UOM:39015024182829
Release: 1984
Editor: New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Collier Macmillan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Contains primary source material.

Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century
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Author: Richard Taruskin
Pages: 906
ISBN: 0195169794
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown

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Popular Musics of the Non Western World

Popular Musics of the Non Western World
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Author: Peter Manuel
Pages: 287
ISBN: 0195063341
Release: 1988
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book examines all major non-Western urban music styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia, and the Near East. Manuel establishes parameters that distinguish popular music from both folk and classical music, defining popular music as music created with the mass media in mind and reproduced on a large scale basis as a salable commodity for wide public consumption. While emphasizing stylistic analysis and historical development, he also treats the diverse popular musics as sites for the negotiation and mediation of the dialectics of nationalism and acculturation, tradition and modernity, urban and rural aesthetics, and grassroots spontaneity and corporate or bureaucratic manipulation. --From publisher's description.

Essays on Music in the Western World

Essays on Music in the Western World
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Author: William Oliver Strunk
Pages: 200
ISBN: UCAL:B3960018
Release: 1974
Editor: Unknown

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An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World
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Author: Milo Arlington Wold,Edmund Cykler
Pages: 320
ISBN: OCLC:1055439838
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown

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Beyond Exoticism

Beyond Exoticism
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Author: Timothy D. Taylor
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0822339684
Release: 2007-03-05
Editor: Duke University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

DIVStudy of how systems of power and domination have shaped representations of otherness in music./div

Music in Western Civilization

Music in Western Civilization
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Author: Paul Henry Lang
Pages: 1107
ISBN: 0393040747
Release: 1997
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive history of occidental music focuses on the function of music as an expression of the spirit and artistic life of each age

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World
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Author: Milo Arlington Wold,Edmund Cykler
Pages: 320
ISBN: UOM:39015023385399
Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown

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Introduction to Music

Introduction to Music
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1524938459
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown

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Western Music and Its Others

Western Music and Its Others
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Author: Research Fellow in Sociology David Hesmondhalgh
Pages: 360
ISBN: 0520220846
Release: 2000-10-15
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"[Western Music and Its Others] will be taken as an important book signalling a new turn within the field. It takes the best features of traditional, rigorous scholarship and brings these to bear upon contemporary, more speculative questions. The level of theoretical sophistication is high. The studies within it are polemical and timely and of lasting scholarly value."—Will Straw, co-editor of Theory Rules: Art as Theory/ Theory and Art "The great value of this collection lies in the wealth of questions that it raises--questions that together crystallize the recent concerns of musicology with force and clarity. But it also lies in the authors' resistance to the easy 'postmodernist' answers that threaten to turn new musicology prematurely grey. The editors' comprehensive, intellectually adventurous introduction exemplifies the sort of eager yet properly skeptical receptivity to scholarly innovation that fosters lasting disciplinary reform. It alone is worth the price of the book." —Richard Taruskin, author of Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions: A Biography of the Works Through " Mavra" "When cultural-studies methods first appeared in musicology 15 years ago, they triggered a storm of polemics that sometimes overshadowed the important issues being raised. As the canon wars recede, however, scholars are finding it possible to focus on the concerns that led them to cultural criticism in the first place: the study of music and its political meanings. Western Music and Its Others brings together leading musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and specialists in film and popular music to explore the ways European and North American musicians have drawn on or identified themselves in tension with the musical practices of Others. In a series of essays ranging from examination of the Orientalist tropes of early 20th-century Modernists to the tangled claims for ownership in today's World Music, the authors in this collection greatly advance both our knowledge of specific case studies and our intellectual awareness of the complexity and urgency of these problems. A timely intervention that should help push music studies to the next level." —Susan McClary, author of Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form (2000) "This collection provides a sophisticated model for using theory to interrogate music and music to interrogate theory. The essays both take up and challenge the dominance of notions of representation in cultural theory as they explore the relevance of the concepts of hybridity and otherness for contemporary art music. Sophisticated theory, erudite scholarship and a very real appreciation for the specificities of music make this a powerful and important addition to our understanding of both culture and music." —Lawrence Grossberg, author of Dancing in Spite of Myself

China and the West

China and the West
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Author: Hon-Lun Yang,Michael Saffle
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780472130313
Release: 2017-03
Editor: University of Michigan Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

'China and the West: Music, Representation, and Reception' is the first book to explore how Chinese and Western musical materials and traditions-those involving instruments, melodies, rhythms, staged diversions (including operas and musical comedies), concert works, film scores, and digital recordings of several kinds-have gradually moved closer together and become increasingly accepted, as well as exploited, in Asia as well as Europe and North America. Although aimed in large part at a scholarly audience, China and the West should appeal to general readers of many kinds: those interested in politics, cultural history and theory, gender studies, sociology, theater, and media studies as well as musical composition and performance of 'classical' as well as traditional and popular kinds

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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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

Musical Instruments of the Western World

Musical Instruments of the Western World
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Author: Emanuel Winternitz
Pages: 259
ISBN: UOM:39015040609797
Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown

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Non Western Popular Music

Non Western Popular Music
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Author: Tony Langlois
Pages: 628
ISBN: 9781351556149
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This collection provides readers with a diverse and contemporary overview of research in the field. Drawing upon scholarly writing from a range of disciplines and approaches, it provides case studies from a wide range of 'non Western' musical contexts. In so doing the volume attends to the central themes that have emerged in this area of popular music studies; cultural politics, identity and the role of technology. This collection does not seek to establish a new theoretical paradigm, but being primarily aimed at researchers and students, offers as comprehensive a view of the research that has been carried out over the last few decades as possible, given the global scope of the subject. Inevitably, the experience of globalisation itself runs through many of the contributions, not only because musicians find themselves part of an immense flow of international culture, technology and finance, but also because Western scholarship can also be considered an aspect of such a flow. The articles selected for the volume take different disciplinary approaches; many are close ethnographic descriptions of musical practices whilst others take a more historical view of a musical 'scene' or even a single musician. Some essays consider the effects of emerging technologies upon the production, dissemination and consumption of music, whilst the political context is central to other authors. The collection as a whole serves as a resource for those who wish to be better acquainted with the diversity of research that has been carried out into non-western pop, whilst also highlighting the broader themes that have, so far, shaped academic approaches to the subject.

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.

Music in the Nineteenth Century

Music in the Nineteenth Century
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Author: Richard Taruskin
Pages: 905
ISBN: 9780195384833
Release: 2010
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial five-volume survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin.Now this renowned work is available in paperback - both as a set and (for the first time) individually. This volume examines the music of the nineteenth century, ranging from Schubert and Berlioz to Wagner, Verdi, and Brahms. Taking a critical perspective, Taruskin sets the details of music, thechronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. He combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporariesheard and understood it. He also describes how the context of each stylistic period - key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events - influenced and directed compositional choices.Attractively illustrated and laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this volume is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand nineteenth-centurymusic.

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.

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.

Music Analysis East and West

Music Analysis East and West
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Author: Walter B. Hewlett,Eleanor Selfridge-Field,Consulting Professor Music and Symbolic Systems Eleanor Selfridge-Field
Pages: 185
ISBN: UVA:X030150902
Release: 2006
Editor: Computing in Musicology

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This volume of Computing in Musicology considers approaches to the computer representation and analysis of early and non-Western music. It describes efforts to provide new tools that may make such work more practical in the future. It also brings fresh insights to the repertories themselves. XML is offered as one possible solution to the coordination of diverse representations from diverse repertories."--Page 4 de la couverture