Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

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Mayfield Publishing Company, Jan 1, 1991 - Music - 431 pages
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"Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition", Third Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to add rich detail to the compelling story of Western music. This brief and accessible narrative of music history features numerous works of art, literature, and music that immerse the reader in the historical and intellectual contexts of musical styles.

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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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