Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

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McGraw Hill, 2007 - Music - 511 pages
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In this concise, invitingly written introduction to music history, the author approaches the topic as a study of significant intellectual currents and developments in musical style, rather than as a compendium of names, dates, and compositions. The use of quotations from thinkers, artists, and musicians helps engage students in thinking critically and creatively about ideas and styles of music. Ideas and Styles also allows instructors the flexibility to make use of additional materials important to them. The new second edition is accompanied by a two-volume anthology of scores and recordings, as well as an Online Learning Center with additional student resources.

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Douglass Seaton, Warren D. Allen Professor of Music at The Florida State University, holds the M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. His principal research interests are in the music of Felix Mendelssohn, the Classic/Romantic period, and relationships of literature and music. Dr. Seaton's dissertation dealt with Mendelssohn's compositional processes. He is the author of "Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition" and "The Art Song: A Research and Information Guide", and editor of The Mendelssohn Companion; and he prepared the scholarly edition of Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" (Symphony No. 2) published by Carus-Verlag in Stuttgart. His articles have appeared in the "Journal of the American Musicological Society, The Musical Quarterly, The Music Review, College Music Symposium, Ars lyrica", and "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", among others. Professor Seaton is former President of The College Music Society and has also served on the Council of the American Musicological Society.

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