Man and His Music: The Story of Musical Experience in the West

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Barrie & Jenkins, 1988 - Music - 1245 pages
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This book contains a timeline or comparative chronology of composers, musical events, literature, art and architecture and some historical and scientific events from the years 1000 to 1986. This timechart provides an overview of what is happening at the same time in all these fields of human achievement.

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Contents

Christian chant
1
the beginnings of part music
40
solo song and dance music
74
The allembracing style of the thirteenth century
95
The new art
121
Music in the early Renaissance
185
LATE RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE MUSIC
237
sacred musicinstrumental music
297
PART IV
803
Liszt and romantic virtuosity
835
The Russian nationalists
851
The nationalists of Central Europe
876
The decline of nationalism
893
INTROSPECTION AND ISOLATION
901
with a note on Skryabin
913
Delius Sibelius and nature
923

music for the stage I
366
music in church hall and home
498
instrumental music
531
Preface to parts III and IV
571
PART III
579
The birth of sonata
591
music for home and church
612
Beethoven
631
Schubert
659
Bruckner Brahms and Mahler
683
OPERA RITUAL AND MYTH
711
Wagner
743
Berlioz
759
Verdi and nineteenthcentury Italian opera
782
Debussy and Ravel
935
Faure and Strauss
953
Elgar and Vaughan Williams
966
Schoenberg and Hindemith
982
Stravinsky and Bartok
1002
Europe today
1020
Music in a newfound land
1048
Afterword 1988
1069
Comparative chronology
1098
Recommended books
1131
Discography
1137
Index of music examples
1197
General index
1207
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