Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

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Mayfield Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1991 - Music - 431 pages
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This text, designed for a one or two term course in the history of the Western classical tradition in music, discusses the cultural and historical forces that have shaped music and explores the history of musical styles.

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Not a fan. Appreciate the frequent quotation of primary source stuff, though. Read full review



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Douglass Seaton, Warren D. Allen Professor of Music at The Florida State University, holds the M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. His principal research interests are in the music of Felix Mendelssohn, the Classic/Romantic period, and relationships of literature and music. Dr. Seaton's dissertation dealt with Mendelssohn's compositional processes. He is the author of "Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition" and "The Art Song: A Research and Information Guide", and editor of The Mendelssohn Companion; and he prepared the scholarly edition of Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" (Symphony No. 2) published by Carus-Verlag in Stuttgart. His articles have appeared in the "Journal of the American Musicological Society, The Musical Quarterly, The Music Review, College Music Symposium, Ars lyrica", and "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", among others. Professor Seaton is former President of The College Music Society and has also served on the Council of the American Musicological Society.

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