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Concise History of Western Music

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3rd
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9780393928037

ISBN10:
0393928039
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Pub. Date:
9/1/2006
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W W Norton & Co Inc
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Summary

The Third Edition has been meticulously revised and reorganized to provide a more streamlined narrative that emphasizes a core repertory, social and historical context, and performance practice. This comprehensive revision features outstanding new pedagogy and multimedia resources.

Table of Contents

Maps
ix
Guide to Recordings xi
Preface to the Third Edition xix
PART ONE The Ancient and Medieval Worlds
Introduction
3(15)
Music in Ancient Greece and Early Christian Rome
18(12)
Prelude
18(1)
Music in Ancient Greek Life and Thought
19(3)
Roman Music, 200B.C.E.--500 C.E.
22(1)
The Early Christian Church: Musical Thought
23(2)
The Early Christian Church: Musical Practice
25(3)
Postlude
28(2)
Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Ages
30(24)
Prelude
30(1)
Western Christian Chant and Liturgy
31(4)
Genres and Forms of Chant
35(9)
Medieval Music Theory and Practice
44(2)
Medieval Song
46(7)
Postlude
53(1)
Polyphony through the Thirteenth Century
54(17)
Prelude
54(2)
Early Organum
56(2)
Notre Dame Polyphony
58(6)
The Motet
64(3)
The Polyphonic Conductus
67(2)
English Polyphony
69(1)
Postlude
70(1)
French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century
71(27)
Prelude
71(1)
The Ars nova in France
72(8)
Italian Trecento Music
80(4)
The Arssubtilior
84(1)
Postlude
85(4)
PART TWO The Age of the Renaissance
Introduction
89(9)
England, France, and Burgundy in the Fifteenth Century: The Beginnings of an International Style
98(14)
Prelude
98(2)
English Music and Its Influence
100(2)
Music in Burgundian Lands
102(8)
Postlude
110(2)
Music of the Low Countries
112(16)
Prelude
112(2)
The Musical Culture of the Renaissance
114(3)
Northern Composers: The Generation after Du Fay
117(4)
The Next Generation: Josquin and His Contemporaries
121(5)
Postlude
126(2)
Secular Song and the Rise of National Styles in the Sixteenth Century
128(18)
Prelude
128(1)
The Rise of National Styles: Italy
129(1)
The Italian Madrigal
130(7)
The Rise of National Styles: Secular Song outside Italy
137(4)
The Rise of Instrumental Music
141(3)
Postlude
144(2)
Sacred Music in the Era of the Reformation
146(31)
Prelude
146(1)
The Music of the Reformation in Germany
147(2)
Reformation Church Music outside Germany
149(2)
The Counter-Reformation
151(10)
Postlude
161(2)
PART THREE The Seventeenth Century
Introduction
163(14)
Vocal Music of the Early Baroque
177(29)
Prelude
177(1)
General Characteristics of Baroque Music
178(5)
Early Opera
183(11)
Vocal Chamber Music
194(5)
Catholic Sacred Music
199(3)
Lutheran Church Music
202(3)
Postlude
205(1)
Instrumental Music Comes of Age
206(16)
Prelude
206(1)
Types of Instrumental Music
207(1)
Dance Music
207(3)
Variations
210(4)
Abstract Instrumental Works
214(6)
Postlude
220(2)
Opera and Vocal Music in the Late Seventeenth Century
222(22)
Prelude
222(1)
Italy
222(8)
France
230(5)
England
235(5)
Germany
240(2)
Postlude
242(2)
Instrumental Music in the Late Seventeenth Century
244(35)
Prelude
244(1)
Music for Organ
245(3)
Music for Harpsichord
248(5)
Ensemble Music
253(12)
Postlude
265(2)
PART FOUR The Eighteenth Century
Introduction
267(12)
Music in the Early Eighteenth Century
279(36)
Prelude
279(1)
Italy: Antonio Vivaldi
279(6)
France: Couperin and Rameau
285(5)
Germany: Johann Sebastian Bach
290(15)
England: George Frideric Handel
305(8)
Postlude
313(2)
The Early Classical Period: Opera and Instrumental Music in the Early and Mid-Eighteenth Century
315(24)
Prelude
315(1)
General Characteristics of the New Style
316(3)
Opera buffa
319(3)
Opera seria
322(3)
Opera Reform
325(4)
Instrumental Music: Sonata, Symphony, and Concerto
329(4)
The Empfindsamer Style
333(5)
Postlude
338(1)
The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozart
339(35)
Prelude
339(2)
(Franz) Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
341(1)
Haydn's Instrumental Music
342(9)
Haydn's Vocal Works
351(4)
WolfgangAmadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
355(1)
Mozart's Salzburg Years
355(2)
Mozart's Vienna Years
357(15)
Postlude
372(2)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
374(36)
Prelude
374(1)
First Period
375(4)
Second Period
379(9)
Third Period
388(7)
Postlude
395(2)
PART FIVE The Nineteenth Century: The Age of Romanticism
Introduction
397(13)
The Early Romantics
410(28)
Prelude
410(2)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
412(8)
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
420(4)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
424(5)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
429(3)
Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)
432(3)
Postlude
435(3)
The Later Romantics
438(24)
Prelude
438(1)
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
439(5)
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
444(3)
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
447(6)
Piotr ll'yich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
453(4)
Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
457(2)
Postlude
459(3)
Opera and Music Drama in the Nineteenth Century
462(31)
Prelude
462(2)
French Grand (and Not So Grand) Opera
464(5)
Italian Opera
469(11)
German Romantic Opera
480(9)
Church Music
489(3)
Postlude
492(1)
The Final Bloom of Romanticism: European Music at the End of the Nineteenth Century
493(43)
Prelude
493(1)
The Austro-German Tradition
494(10)
National Trends
504(9)
New Currents in France and Italy
513(5)
Postlude: The Beethoven Legacy
518(3)
PART SIX The Twentieth Century and Today
Introduction
521(15)
The European Mainstream in the Early Twentieth Century
536(25)
Prelude
536(1)
The First Modern Generation
536(10)
Tonal and Post-Tonal Music
546(13)
Postlude
559(2)
Music, Politics, and the People in the European Twentieth Century
561(33)
Prelude
561(1)
The Avant-Garde
562(2)
France
564(2)
Igor Stravinsky
566(11)
Bela Bartok
577(6)
Germany
583(4)
The Soviet Union
587(5)
Postlude
592(2)
Music in America
594(36)
Prelude
594(1)
A Backward Glance: Music in the North American Colonies
594(2)
Diverging Trends in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century America
596(9)
The Classical Tradition through Mid-Century
605(8)
Vernacular Styles
613(15)
Postlude
628(2)
The Changing World of Music since 1945
630
Prelude
630(1)
Heirs to the Classical Tradition
630(6)
Serial and Nonserial Complexity
636(2)
New Sounds and Textures
638(8)
The Avant-Garde
646(12)
The New Accessibility and Other Trends
658(8)
Postlude
666
Further Reading 1(6)
Glossary 7(20)
Credits 27(4)
Index 31


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