A History of Musical Thought

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Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1959 - Music - 675 pages
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Contents

CHAPTER PAGE I The Problems
1
The First Scales and the Beginnings of Keynote Feeling
8
Melody and Rhythm in Greek and Early Christian Music
32
Modal Organization and Theory
50
The Beginnings of Harmony
58
Discant or Measured Music
68
The Fourteenth CenturyArs nova
88
The Development of Musical Notation
107
The Forms of Vocal Music at the Opening of the Eighteenth Century
293
Bach and Handel
304
Glucks Reform of the Opera
321
CHAPTER PAGE
334
The Perfecting ok the Sonata FormHaydn
342
The Sonata and the RevolutionBeethoven
363
The Flowering of RomanticismThe Song and
383
The Romantic IdealistsMendelssohn Schumann
401

The Fifteenth Century
122
Sacred and Secular Song in the Sixteenth Century
150
The Evolution of Our Modern Instruments
183
The Beginnings of Instrumental Music to 1600
225
Retrospects and Prospects
235
The Seventeenth CenturyThe Monodic Revolution
240
The Beginnings of Opera in France Germany and England
258
The Forms of Instrumental Music at the Opening of the Eighteenth Century
272
The Wagnerian Music Drama
477
XXVIH AntiWagnerian TendenciesJohannes Brahms
499
The Rise of Nationalism
518
The Rise of NationalismContinued
535
The Transition to the Twentieth Century
551
The Twentieth Century on the European Continent
564
The Music of England and the United States
610
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