Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Available:
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
Available:
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.

A Concise History of Western Music

A Concise History of Western Music
Available:
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
Available:
Author: Barbara Russano Hanning
Pages: 657
ISBN: 0393932516
Release: 2010
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history, at the best value on the market. Based on A History of Western Music, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history. By setting musical events into a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides a history students will read and remember. FEATURES A central repertory of musical works Concise History of Western Music deepens students' understanding of a central repertory of works and the forces that shaped them. The text provides detailed coverage of every work on the companion 6-CD set, and enriches the historical and cultural context for key events, individuals, and musical genres. Balanced coverage of genres and eras The Fourth Edition expands coverage of instrumental music throughout the book, reexamines the end of the Baroque period, includes more large-scale chamber and orchestral repertoire, and moves nineteenth century opera between the early and late romantics to streamline chronology. Twentieth century chapters are now divided to provide a broader cross-section of genres and styles, introduce new repertoire, and integrate American music more chronologically. Cultural context connects the music to the history Part Introductions (six in all) provide overviews of the major political, artistic, and intellectual trends in each historical period; Arts and Ideas boxes within introduce important figures in literature, science, philosophy, and the arts. Concise contextual overviews and summaries frame each chapter, while Music in Context and Innovations boxes set musical developments within the broader context of Western history and culture. Timelines and four-color maps locate musical events in a specific time and place. Outstanding pedagogy promotes student learning Outstanding pedagogical features help students to highlight and synthesize essential information: chapter outlines provide an overview of the key topics, composers, and works featured in the chapter; composer biography boxes highlight the lives of key composers; Innovation boxes focus on key musical innovations that have fundamentally changed how we create, disseminate, and consume music; and Music in Performance sidebars make students aware of the problems and issues inherent in interpreting a musical work, and suggest possible reconstructions based on contemporaneous evidence.

Concise History of Western Music Instructor s Manual

Concise History of Western Music  Instructor s Manual
Available:
Author: B. R. Hanning
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393927474
Release: 2006-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Based on the classic A History of Western Music by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald J. Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music provides authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history. The Third Edition has been meticulously revised and reorganized to provide a more streamlined narrative that emphasizes a core repertory, social and historical context, and performance practice. This comprehensive revision features outstanding new pedagogy and multimedia resources.

Study and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music Third Edition and Norton Anthology of Western Music Fifth Edition

Study and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music Third Edition and Norton Anthology of Western Music Fifth Edition
Available:
Author: Jennifer L. King,Barbara Russano Hanning
Pages: 470
ISBN: OCLC:489452337
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Study Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music

Study   Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music
Available:
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.

Norton Anthology of Western Music

Norton Anthology of Western Music
Available:
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.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Available:
Author: Barbara Russano Hanning
Pages: 585
ISBN: 0393971686
Release: 1998
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Concise History of Western Music combines Grout and Palisca's uncompromising reliability, scope, and respect for the narrative, while offering many more pedagogical aids, such as chapter preludes and postludes; "Etudes," excursions that explore the material more deeply than the main text; and "Windows," boxed discussions of special topics.

A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music
Available:
Author: Donald Jay Grout,James Peter Burkholder,Claude V. Palisca
Pages: 1093
ISBN: 0393927490
Release: 2006
Editor: Gardners Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Maintaining the authority and breadth of coverage that has always defined this classic text, this new revision places a stronger emphasis on social and historical context and adds substantially expanded pedagogy and striking four-color design.

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
Available:
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.

Studying and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music Third Edition by Barbara Russano Hanning and Norton Anthology of Western Music Fifth Edition Edited by J Peter Burkholder and Claude V Palisca

Studying and Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music Third Edition by Barbara Russano Hanning and Norton Anthology of Western Music Fifth Edition Edited by J  Peter Burkholder and Claude V  Palisca
Available:
Author: James Peter Burkholder,Barbara Russano Hanning,Jennifer Lee King
Pages: 470
ISBN: 0393928950
Release: 2006-08-31
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Study and Listening Guide provides chapter outlines and objectives, and study and review questions.

Classical Music

Classical Music
Available:
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.

Hong Kong Cantopop

Hong Kong Cantopop
Available:
Author: Yiu-Wai Chu
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789888390588
Release: 2017-01-01
Editor: Hong Kong University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cantopop was once the leading pop genre of pan-Chinese popular music around the world. In this pioneering study of Cantopop in English, Yiu-Wai Chu shows how the rise of Cantopop is related to the emergence of a Hong Kong identity and consciousness. Chu charts the fortune of this important genre of twentieth-century Chinese music from its humble, lower-class origins in the 1950s to its rise to a multimillion-dollar business in the mid-1990s. As the voice of Hong Kong, Cantopop has given generations of people born in the city a sense of belonging. It was only in the late 1990s, when transformations in the music industry, and more importantly, changes in the geopolitical situation of Hong Kong, that Cantopop showed signs of decline. As such, Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History is not only a brief history of Cantonese pop songs, but also of Hong Kong culture. The book concludes with a chapter on the eclipse of Cantopop by Mandapop (Mandarin popular music), and an analysis of the relevance of Cantopop to Hong Kong people in the age of a dominant China. Drawing extensively from Chinese-language sources, this work is a most informative introduction to Hong Kong popular music studies. “Few scholars I know of have as thorough a knowledge of Cantopop as Yiu-Wai Chu. The account he provides here—of pop music as a nexus of creative talent, commoditized culture, and geopolitical change—is not only a story about postwar Hong Kong; it is also a resource for understanding the term ‘localism’ in the era of globalization.” —Rey Chow, Duke University “Yiu-Wai Chu’s book presents a remarkable accomplishment: it is not only the first history of Cantopop published in English; it also manages to interweave the sound of Cantopop with the geopolitical changes taking place in East Asia. Combining a lucid theoretical approach with rich empirical insights, this book will be a milestone in the study of East Asian popular cultures.” —Jeroen de Kloet, University of Amsterdam

Modern Music and After

Modern Music and After
Available:
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.

Introduction to Western Culture

Introduction to Western Culture
Available:
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.

The Civil War

The Civil War
Available:
Author: Louis P. Masur
Pages: 136
ISBN: 0199792933
Release: 2011-02-10
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

One hundred and fifty years after the first shots were fired on Fort Sumter, the Civil War still captures the American imagination, and its reverberations can still be felt throughout America's social and political landscape. Louis P. Masur's The Civil War: A Concise History offers a masterful and eminently readable overview of the war's multiple causes and catastrophic effects. Masur begins by examining the complex origins of the war, focusing on the pulsating tensions over states rights and slavery. The book then proceeds to cover, year by year, the major political, social, and military events, highlighting two important themes: how the war shifted from a limited conflict to restore the Union to an all-out war that would fundamentally transform Southern society, and the process by which the war ultimately became a battle to abolish slavery. Masur explains how the war turned what had been a loose collection of fiercely independent states into a nation, remaking its political, cultural, and social institutions. But he also focuses on the soldiers themselves, both Union and Confederate, whose stories constitute nothing less than America's Iliad. In the final chapter Masur considers the aftermath of the South's surrender at Appomattox and the clash over the policies of reconstruction that continued to divide President and Congress, conservatives and radicals, Southerners and Northerners for years to come. In 1873, Mark Twain and Charles Dudley wrote that the war had "wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." From the vantage of the war's sesquicentennial, this concise history of the entire Civil War era offers an invaluable introduction to the dramatic events whose effects are still felt today.

Vikings

Vikings
Available:
Author: Hourly History
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781530376308
Release: 2016-04-11
Editor: Hourly History

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The saga of the Vikings rises and falls on the banks of history, ebbing and flowing with popular opinion and whimsical anecdotes. The Vikings are routinely typecast and labeled anywhere from bloodthirsty tyrants to valiant heroes. They have been condemned as pirates and praised as explorers. We have all heard the stories of the fierce warriors with long ships and horned helmets storming onto the shores of medieval Europe; but who were these men really? Inside your will read about... ✓ From the Fury of the Northmen ✓ Retaliation, Royal Ambition, and Bribery ✓ The Viking Age of Exploration and Expansion ✓ Tidings from the East ✓ The End of the Viking Age ✓ The Vikings Come to Christ ✓ The Second Viking Invasion This book helps to unravel the mystery. Helping to finally shed the light on why the Vikings abruptly descended onto the world stage in such dramatic fashion, this book begins to explore the motives of the Viking exodus like no other and takes an in depth evaluation of all the geographical, political, economic and religious underpinnings that led the Viking Age.

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization
Available:
Author: Brian A. Pavlac
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781442207837
Release: 2011-01-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This engaging text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage as it began in the first human societies and developed in ancient Greece and Rome, then through the Middle Ages. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms "supremacies and diversities" develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. The text is also informed by five other topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision-making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for a course on Western civilization.