Heritage of music: Classical music and its origins

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Oxford University Press, 1989 - Music - 320 pages
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This history of Western music, lavishly presented with hundreds of color plates and illustrations, differs from the numerous single-author encylopedic surveys in two important ways: its various ... Read full review

Contents

THE AGE OF BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT
7
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
23
FROM HARPSICHORD TO PIANOFORTE
46
BEETHOVEN AND THE STRING QUARTET
63
FRANZ SCHUBERT
75
GOETHE AND MUSIC
94
ROMANTIC MUSIC
111
CARL MARIA VON WEBER
127
THE TRAVELING VIRTUOSO NICCOL6 PAGANINI
178
ROBERT SCHUMANN
195
THE OPERATIC TRADITION
211
THE ROMANTIC BALLET
222
VINCENZO BELLINI AND GAETANO DONIZETTI
239
SCRIBE AND THE PARIS OPERA
258
GIACOMO PUCCINI
287
BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF COMPOSERS
304

A REVOLUTION IN WIND INSTRUMENTS
138
FREDERIC CHOPIN
167
INDEX
317
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