Music: An Appreciation

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McGraw-Hill Education, Nov 6, 2006 - Music - 704 pages
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Through eight editions, Roger Kamien's Music: An Appreciation has become the most widely used text for Music Appreciation and Introduction to Music Literature courses. The author has approached his new ninth edition with the goal of re-examining the scholarship and refreshing the repertoire while maintaining the strengths that have made the book number one--the clear presentation of musical elements, the vivid depiction of music history, the carefully chosen musical examples, the detailed and informative Listening Outlines, and the unsurpassed supplements package.

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Contents

Listening Outlines and Vocal Music Guides Listed
xxxi
51
xxxiv
Preface
xxxvii
Elements
1
Rhythm
35
Music Notation
41
Performance
70
The Middle Ages
79
Romanticism in Music 18201900
277
Romantic Composers and Their Public
281
Robert Schumann
294
Frederic Chopin
301
Felix Mendelssohn 31 1
311
Program Music 31 7
317
Bedrich Smetana 3 39
340
Johannes Brahms
349

Estampie 9091
90
Organum
91
Francesco Landini
94
Puis quen oubli 9697
96
The Renaissance
101
Sacred Music in the Renaissance
108
Ave Maria virgo serena 109110
109
As Vesta Was Descending
115
from Terpsichore 1612 by Michael Praetorius
118
Plaudit e
121
Baroque Music 16001750
128
Organ Fugue in G Minor 141142
141
The Elements of Opera
143
Tu se morta from Orfeo 151152
151
Henry Purcell
152
Antonio Vivaldi
157
La Primavera from The Four Seasons I 159160
159
The Chorale and Church Cantata
174
a Voice Is Calling Us 1731 by Johann Sebastian Bach
175
The Classical Period
195
Composer Patron and Public
204
Classical Chamber Music
220
The Romantic Period
271
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE
356
Richard Wagner
378
The Twentieth Century and Beyond
393
19001945
399
Music and Musicians in Society
407
Maurice Ravel
419
Arnold Schoenberg
435
BelaBartok
453
Charles Ives
464
William Grant Still
474
Musical Styles since 1945
482
Jazz
513
Ragtime
519
New Orleans Style
527
Jazz Styles since 1950
538
Music for Stage and Screen
543
Basic Term
551
Rock
557
The Beatles
570
Appendixes
598
Tone Color and the Harmonic Series
627
220
639
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About the author (2006)

Roger Kamien received his B.A. in Musicology from Columbia and his M.A. and PhD. from Princeton. Kamien taught for 2 years at Hunter College and for 20 years at Queens College, where he coordinated the music appreciation courses. In 1983, he was appointed to the Zubin Mehta Chair in Musicology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to Music: An Appreciation, Prof. Kamien has written numerous articles and reviews, co-wrote A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, and edited the Norton Scores. He is an accomplished pianist and, in recent years, has formed a two-piano team with his wife, Anita.

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