A history of music in Western culture

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Prentice Hall, 2003 - Music - 645 pages
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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.

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Contents

Antiquity
1
Antiquity
6
Discussion Questions
13
The Medieval Era
14
Chapter
16
Three Categories of Musicians
21
Prelude to Part I
22
Early Chant Notation
26
Musical Rhetoric
264
Frescobaldi on the Performance of his Toccatas
265
Rameaus Theory of the Fundamental Bass
272
Discussion Questions
274
The Classical Era
276
Prelude to Part 4
279
The Art of the Natural
286
Chapter 11
287

Spare the Rod Spoil the Chant
38
Hildegard von Bingen
44
Polyphony to 1300
50
Chapter 2
52
St Martial
54
Lonin and Perotin
58
Music in the I4th Century
66
The Rise of the Composer
67
Chapter 3
68
Guillaume de Machaut
76
Composers of the Trecento
80
Discussion Questions
84
Prelude to Part 2
91
Chapter 4
94
Prelude to Part 2
96
The Emergence
98
Music at the Consecration of the Dome of the Florence
105
Chapter 5
108
Successive versus Simultaneous Composition
112
The Genres of Renaissance
114
Chapter 6
116
White Notation
118
Six Rules for Singing in Ensemble 1473
119
Josquin the Exemplary
125
Tinctoris s Eight Rules for Good Counterpoint
126
Secular Vocal Music
129
The Rise of Music Printing
132
Music in the I6th Century
142
Poets of the Italian Madrigal
145
Obligations of the Singer
147
Madalena Casulana
148
Italian Madrigalists in the 16th Century
152
Luther on Music
157
Giovanni da Palestrina
161
Keys to Love
164
Renaissance Tuning Systems
165
The Singer as Orator
170
Orlande de Lassus
171
Discussion Questions
173
The Baroque Era
174
Chapter 8
181
The New Practice
184
Text versus Polyphony
187
How to Read a Figured Bass
194
Vocal Music 16001650
200
Claudio Monteverdi
204
The Doctrine of Affections
207
Heinrich Schiitz
215
Vocal Music 16501750
218
JeanBaptiste Lully
221
Chapter 9
222
Henry Purcell
230
Notable Opera Composers of the Baroque Era
232
George Frideric Handel
238
Chapter 10
239
Chapter 10
245
Chapter 10
247
Instrumental Music
248
The Trade Secrets of Violin Making
250
Instrumental Genres of the Baroque Era
254
Notable Concerto Composers of the Baroque Era
257
Antonio Vivaldi
260
Genius versus Technique
289
Mannheims Orchestra of Generals
296
Instrumental Music in
302
The Musical Theme as a Topic Sentence
305
Chapter 12
308
The Symphony
314
Concerto
320
Vocal Music in
326
Chapter 13
328
Discussion Questions
345
The 19th Century
348
Prelude to Part 5
349
Prelude to Part 5
351
Music and the State
357
The Age of the Tone Poet
358
Liszt on the Superiority of Program Music
365
Orchestral Music
374
Wagner on the End of the Symphony
384
The Concert Overture
387
Mendelssohn in London
394
Piano Music Chamber
396
The Piano
399
The Salon
406
From the Common Diary of Robert
415
Stendhal Describes a Performance of an Opera
423
Verdi Reacts to the Censors Proposed Changes to
425
Primary Evidence
434
Operetta
443
Ballet
451
Discussion Questions
466
The 20th Century
472
Prelude to Part 6
477
Prelude to Part 6
479
The Growth of Pluralism
482
Whos Listening to What?
484
This Ugly Game of Idolizing the Past
487
Songs about the Atom Bomb
492
The Search for New Sounds
498
Primitivism
505
Chapter 20
510
Ragtime Jazz and Country Music
512
Jazz and the Question of Stylistic Purity 1943
520
Nationalism
521
Beyond Tonality
528
Chapter 21
530
Opera in the Early 20th Century
539
The Secret Program of Bergs Lyric Suite
545
The Tonal Tradition
548
Socialist Realism
554
Chapter 22
558
Notable Musicals of the 20th Century
565
New Currents after 1945
566
Who Cares If You Listen?
572
The Pulitzer Prize in Music
586
Discussion Questions
591
Composer Profiles xi
595
Music at the Beginning of
600
Contents vii
605
Glossary
615
Source Notes
626
Index
635
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Mark Evan Bonds is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina.

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