A history of musical thought
This is first of all a textbook in the history of music. It begins with the origins and antecedents of the music of ancient Greece and proceeds through all successive stages concluding with the 20th-century music of England and the U.S.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
CHAPTER PAGE I The Problems
The First Scales and the Beginnings of Keynote Feeling
Melody and Rhythm in Greek and Early Christian
29 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
appear aria artistic Bach ballet bass Beethoven Berlioz Brahms called cantata century chant character choral chord church classical Clavichord composer composition Concerto contemporary dance diatonic scale drama earlier English essential example expression France French fugue German Gluck Greek Gregorian chant Handel harmony Haydn hexachord hymn idea imagination imitation influence instrumental music interest isorhythmic Italian kithara largely later Liszt madrigal means melody minor modal modern modes motet movement Mozart musical thought musicians natural neumes notation notes octave opera oratorio orchestra organ organum original overture Paris perfect performance phrase pianist piano pieces pipe pitch play poetic polyphonic popular produced relation rhythm rhythmic romantic romanticism scale Schumann seems seen sense significant Singspiel solo sonata sonata form song string quartet structure style success suggested sung symphonic poem symphony tenor tetrachord theme tion tonality tone tonic Vienna violin voices Wagner whole words