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History of Music in Western Culture, A

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1/1/2006
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Summary

A book that will enable the reader to have a greater understanding of music's role in our lives, this is a comprehensive study of the history of music from antiquity to the modern era. This book makes its subject matter lively and engaging by including loads of information in a way that the reader can easily grasp with its clearly-written narrative, use of illustrations, information boxes, composer profiles, and generous quantities of interesting material, such as composers' letters and critic's reviews of music throughout the ages. A two-volume anthology and an eight CD set of carefully chosen musical scores are included with this book. This book maintains the traditional divisions of music history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century, all connected by themes such as texture, melody, harmony, rhythm, and composers, which allow the reader to compare and contrast the different elements of musical style throughout the ages.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Prologue: Antiquity 2(1)
Music in the Biblical World
3(1)
Ancient Greece
4(4)
Music in Ancient Greek Society
5(3)
Greek Musical Theory
8(1)
Music in the Roman Empire
8(3)
The Musical Legacies of Antiquity
11(7)
Music and the Cosmos
13(1)
Music and the Soul
13(1)
Music and the State
14(1)
Vocal versus Instrumental Music
15(1)
Theory versus Practice
16(1)
Discussion Questions
17(1)
Part I The Medieval Era
18(78)
Prelude to Part I
19(9)
Plainchant and Secular Monophony
28(32)
The Emergence of Plainchant
28(7)
The Elements of Plainchant
35(12)
Liturgical Function
35(2)
Relationship of Words and Music
37(4)
Mode
41(2)
Melodic Structure
43(2)
Rhythm
45(2)
The Expansion of Plainchant
47(5)
Secular Monophony
52(8)
Songs in Latin
52(4)
France
56(1)
The Iberian Peninsula
57(1)
Germany
58(2)
Polyphony to 1300
60(16)
Organum
60(13)
Innovations in Organum
61(3)
Notre Dame Organum
64(4)
Clausula
68(1)
Motet
69(3)
Conductus
72(1)
Mensural Notation
73(3)
Franconian Notation
73(1)
Petronian Notation
74(2)
Music in the 14th Century
76(20)
France: The Ars Nova
76(12)
Le Roman de Fauvel
78(2)
Polyphonic Settings of the Mass Ordinary
80(3)
Secular Song
83(2)
The Ars subtilior at the End of the 14th Century
85(3)
Italy: The Trecento
88(1)
England
89(1)
Instrumental Music
90(6)
Discussion Questions
94(2)
Part II The Renaissance
96(96)
Prelude to Part II
97(3)
Renaissance Humanism
100(4)
The Protestant Reformation
104(1)
Renaissance Painting and Sculpture
104(3)
Music in Renaissance Society
107(3)
The Emergence of Renaissance Style
110(16)
Consonance and Dissonance: Trusting the Ear
110(3)
Sonority: The Contenance Angloise
113(4)
Fauxbourdon and Faburden
113(1)
New Sonority, Old Structure: Du Fay's Nuper rosarum flores
114(3)
Texture: Pervading Imitation
117(3)
Josquin's Ave Maria . . . Virgo Serena and the Style of the Renaissance
120(6)
Treatment of Text
120(1)
Cadential Structure
120(2)
Mode
122(1)
Melody
123(1)
Rhythm
123(1)
Harmony
124(2)
The Genres of Renaissance Music, 1420--1520
126(32)
Sacred Vocal Music
126(16)
The Mass: Du Fay and Ockeghem
126(7)
The Mass: Josquin des Prez and His Contemporaries
133(3)
The Motet
136(6)
Secular Vocal Music
142(8)
Chanson
142(3)
Frottola
145(5)
Instrumental Music
150(8)
Renaissance Instruments
151(4)
Keyboard Music
155(1)
Dance Music
156(2)
Music in the 16th Century
158(34)
Secular Vocal Music
158(13)
The Parisian Chanson
159(1)
The Italian Madrigal
159(8)
Secular Song in Germany, Spain, and England
167(4)
Sacred Vocal Music
171(6)
Music of the Reformation
172(3)
Music of the Counter-Reformation
175(2)
Instrumental Music
177(8)
Intabulations
177(1)
Variations
178(1)
Freely Composed Works
179(2)
Dance Music
181(4)
Mannerism
185(7)
Discussion Questions
190(2)
Part III The Baroque Era
192(110)
Prelude to Part III
193(1)
War, Revolution, and Colonial Expansion
194(2)
The Scientific Revolution
196(3)
The Musical Baroque
199(5)
The New Practice
204(16)
Searching for the Secrets of Ancient Greek Music
204(2)
The Florentine Camerata
206(3)
The Seconda Prattica
209(6)
Music in the Baroque Era: A Stylistic Overview
215(5)
Vocal Music, 1600--1650
220(18)
Secular Song
220(9)
Italy: The Madrigal
220(7)
France: The Air de cour
227(2)
Opera
229(5)
Sacred Music
234(4)
Vocal Music, 1650--1750
238(32)
Opera
238(19)
France: Comedie-ballet and Tragedie en musique
239(3)
Italy: Opera seria
242(10)
England: Masque, Semi-Opera, Opera, and Ballad Opera
252(5)
Sacred Music
257(10)
Music in Convents
257(1)
Oratorio
258(2)
Motet and Mass
260(2)
Cantata
262(5)
Conceptions of the Compositional Process
267(3)
Instrumental Music, 1600--1750
270(32)
Instruments of the Baroque Era
270(6)
The Violin
270(1)
Winds, Brass, and Percussion
271(2)
Keyboard Instruments
273(1)
The Orchestra
274(1)
The Public Concert
275(1)
Instrumental Genres of the Baroque Era
276(26)
Sonata
276(1)
Concerto
277(8)
Suite
285(4)
Keyboard Genres
289(11)
Discussion Questions
300(2)
Part IV The Classical Era
302(76)
Prelude to Part IV
303(1)
The Age of Enlightenment
303(4)
War and Revolution
307(2)
The Industrial Revolution
309(1)
Music in Enlightenment Society
310(4)
The Art of the Natural
314(16)
Music and the Idea of Nature
314(3)
Music in the Classical Era: A Stylistic Overview
317(5)
The Elements of Classical Style
318(1)
The Illusion of Order
319(3)
Form and Style in the Mid-18th Century
322(8)
The Emergence of Sonata Form
322(6)
The Fantasia
328(2)
Instrumental Music in the Classical Era
330(24)
The Language of Instrumental Music
330(3)
Form and Genre in the Instrumental Music of the Classical Era
333(21)
Sonata
334(1)
String Quarter
335(3)
Symphony
338(11)
Concerto
349(5)
Vocal Music in the Classical Era
354(24)
The Rise of Opera Buffa
354(1)
Opera Wars
355(2)
Gluck and the Reform of Opera
357(4)
Mozart and the Synthesis of Operatic Styles
361(9)
Sacred Music
370(1)
Song
370(6)
Discussion Questions
374(2)
Major Composers of the Classical Era
376(1)
France
376(1)
Great Britain
376(1)
Italy
376(1)
The Austrian Empire
377(1)
Germany
377(1)
North America
377(1)
Part V The 19th Century
378(134)
Prelude to Part V
379(1)
Progress and Dislocation
379(3)
Ideas and Ideologies
382(2)
Reaction, Reform, and Revolution
384(2)
The Musical World of the 19th Century
386(4)
The Age of the Tone Poet
390(16)
Romanticism and the New Prestige of Instrumental Music
391(1)
The Composer as High Priest
391(3)
Originality and Historical Self-Consciousness
394(2)
The New Dichotomy Between Absolute and Program Music
396(3)
Nationalism
399(1)
The Growing Division Between Art and Popular Music
400(2)
Music in the 19th Century: A Stylistic Overview
402(4)
Orchestral Music, 1800--1850
406(24)
Bigger Halls, Bigger Audiences, and Louder Instruments
406(1)
The Symphony
407(14)
Beethoven's Symphonies
408(3)
The Symphony after Beethoven
411(10)
The Concert Overture
421(7)
The Concerto
428(2)
Piano, Music, Chamber Music, Song
430(28)
Beethoven's Piano Sonatas and String Quartets
430(1)
Song
431(8)
The Character Piece
439(15)
The Virtuoso Showpiece
454(4)
Dramatic and Sacred Music
458(28)
Opera
458(23)
Italy in the Early 19th Century: Rossini
458(1)
Italy at Midcentury: Verdi
459(8)
Opera and Politics
467(1)
France: Grand Opera and Opera Comique
467(2)
Germany: Weber and Wagner
469(1)
The Elements of Wagnerian Music Drama
469(12)
Operetta
481(4)
Sacred Music
485(1)
Orchestral Music, 1850--1900
486(26)
Music for Dancing and Marching
486(4)
The Ballet
490(2)
The Symphonic Poem
492(2)
The Symphony
494(18)
Nationalism: Dvorak
494(3)
The Challenge of the Past: Brahms
497(2)
The Symphony at the End of the Century: Mahler
499(7)
Discussion Questions
506(2)
Major Composers of the 19th Century
508(1)
France
508(1)
Great Britain
508(1)
Italy
508(1)
Spain
509(1)
Germany and Austria
509(1)
Scandinavia
510(1)
Bohemia
510(1)
Russia
510(1)
United States
510(2)
Part VI The 20th Century
512(146)
Prelude to Part VI
513(3)
The Impact of Recorded Sound
516(2)
Modernism: The Shock of the New
518(6)
The Growth of Pluralism
524(18)
From Fragmentation to Diversity
524(4)
The Past Confronts the Present
528(2)
Recorded Versus Live Music
530(2)
Authenticity
532(1)
The Uses of Music in 20th Century Society
533(6)
Music and the State
534(1)
Music and Race
535(2)
Music and Protest
537(1)
Music Therapy
538(1)
Ambient Music
538(1)
Music in the 20th Century: A Stylistic Overview
539(3)
The Search for New Sounds, 1890--1945
542(34)
Impressionism
542(3)
Challenges to Tonality
545(7)
Primitivism
552(7)
Ragtime, Jazz, and Country Music
559(10)
Ragtime
559(2)
Jazz
561(5)
Country Music
566(3)
Nationalism
569(3)
New Timbres
572(4)
Beyond Tonality
576(22)
Atonality
577(12)
Serial Composition
589(9)
The Tonal Tradition
598(20)
Neo-Classicism and ``The New Objectivity''
599(2)
Orchestral Music
601(2)
Film Music
603(3)
Ballet
606(1)
Chamber Music
606(5)
Song
611(4)
Opera and Musical Theater
615(3)
New Currents after 1945
618(40)
The Quest for Innovation
618(2)
Combinatoriality
620(1)
Integral Serialism
621(2)
Aleatory Music
623(1)
Electronic Music
624(7)
Rock Music
631(3)
Folk Music
634(1)
Jazz
635(2)
Minimalism
637(4)
Postmodernism
641(9)
Discussion Questions
649(1)
Major Composers of the 20th Century
650(1)
France
650(1)
Great Britain
651(1)
Italy
652(1)
Spain
652(1)
Greece
653(1)
Germany and Austria
653(1)
Scandinavia
653(1)
Hungary
654(1)
Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic
654(1)
Poland
654(1)
Russia and the Soviet Union
654(1)
Latin America
655(1)
United States
655(3)
Epilogue: Music at the Beginning of a New Century
658(3)
Appendices
661(13)
A Guide to Selected Research Materials in Music History
661(4)
Evaluating Musical Editions
665(3)
Writing About Music
668(1)
The Concepts of ``Popular'' and ``Art'' Music
669(2)
The Ordinary of the Mass
671(3)
Glossary 674(9)
Source Notes 683(7)
Index 690(12)
Companion Disc Contents 702


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