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A History of Western Music

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780393975277

ISBN10:
0393975274
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/1/2001
Publisher(s):
W W Norton & Co Inc
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Summary

Recognized as one of the finest surveys of Western music in the English language, this distinguished book has enlightened a multitude of music lovers since it first appeared in 1960. Includes the latest advances in music scholarship.

Author Biography

Claude V. Palisca is professor of music at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Maps
viii
Color Plates ix
Preface to the Sixth Edition xi
Abbreviations xv
Musical Life and Thought in Ancient Greece and Rome
1(30)
The Greek and Roman Heritage
1(1)
Timeline: Greece and Rome
2(1)
Music in Ancient Greek Life and Thought
2(6)
The Greek Musical System
8(1)
Greek Music Theory in Depth
8(7)
Music in Ancient Rome
15(2)
The Early Christian Church
17(3)
Byzantine Music in Depth
20(2)
Timeline: The Early Christian Church
22(7)
Bibliography
29(2)
Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Ages
31(39)
Roman Chant and Liturgy
31(7)
Classes, Forms, and Types of Chant
38(8)
Later Developments of the Chant
46(4)
Medieval Music Theory and Practice
50(7)
Nonliturgical and Secular Monody
57(7)
Medieval Instrumental Music and Instruments
64(2)
Bibliography
66(4)
The Beginnings of Polyphony and the Music of the Thirteenth Century
70(26)
Historical Background of Early Polyphony
70(1)
Early Organum
71(2)
Florid Organum
73(3)
Notre Dame Organum
76(2)
Timeline: Early Polyphony
78(6)
Polyphonic Conductus
84(1)
The Motet
84(7)
Thirteenth-Century Notation in Depth
91(1)
Summary
92(1)
Bibliography
93(3)
French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century
96(27)
General Background
96(1)
Timeline: Fourteenth-Century France and Italy
97(1)
The Ars Nova in France
98(8)
Italian Trecento Music
106(5)
French Music of the Late Fourteenth Century
111(2)
Musica Ficta
113(3)
Fourteenth-Century Notation in Depth
116(2)
Instruments
118(2)
Summary
120(1)
Bibliography
121(2)
England and the Burgundian Lands in the Fifteenth Century
123(21)
English Music
123(6)
Music in the Burgundian Lands
129(2)
Timeline: The Fifteenth Century
131(10)
Bibliography
141(3)
The Age of the Renaissance: Music of the Low Countries
144(33)
General Characteristics
144(4)
Timeline: The Sixteenth Century
148(6)
Northern Composers and Their Music
154(10)
Josquin Des Prez
164(6)
Some Contemporaries of Obrecht and Josquin
170(2)
Summary
172(1)
Bibliography
172(5)
New Currents in the Sixteenth Century
177(47)
The Franco-Flemish Generation (1520-50)
177(4)
The Rise of National Styles
181(2)
The Italian Madrigal
183(11)
Secular Song outside Italy
194(11)
Instrumental Music of the Sixteenth Century
205(14)
Bibliography
219(5)
Church Music of the Late Renaissance and Reformation
224(27)
The Music of the Reformation in Germany
224(4)
Reformation Church Music outside Germany
228(4)
Timeline: Events Affecting English Church Music, 1530-1660
232(2)
The Counter-Reformation
234(14)
Summary
248(1)
Bibliography
248(3)
Music of the Early Baroque Period
251(58)
General Characteristics
251(9)
Early Opera
260(4)
Timeline: Early Baroque
264(14)
Vocal Chamber Music
278(7)
Venice
285(2)
Genres of Catholic Church Music
287(3)
Lutheran Church Music
290(4)
Instrumental Music
294(10)
Bibliography
304(5)
Opera and Vocal Music in the Late Seventeenth Century
309(36)
Opera
309(15)
Vocal Chamber Music
324(3)
Church Music
327(1)
Timeline: The Later Seventeenth Century
328(13)
Bibliography
341(4)
Instrumental Music in the Late Baroque Period
345(28)
Organ Music
345(6)
Harpsichord and Clavichord Music
351(5)
Ensemble Music
356(13)
Bibliography
369(4)
Music in the Early Eighteenth Century
373(47)
Antonio Vivaldi
375(5)
Timeline: The Early Eighteenth Century
380(1)
Jean-Philippe Rameau
380(6)
Johann Sebastian Bach
386(1)
Bach's Instrumental Music
387(9)
Bach's Vocal Music
396(9)
George Frideric Handel
405(12)
Bibliography
417(3)
Sonata, Symphony, and Opera in the Early Classic Period
420(45)
The Enlightenment
420(1)
Timeline: The Enlightenment and the Early Classic Period
421(9)
Musical Rhetoric in Depth
430(2)
Opera
432(8)
Comic Opera
440(5)
Beginnings of Opera Reform
445(2)
Song and Church Music
447(3)
Instrumental Music: Sonata, Symphony, and Concerto
450(10)
Summary
460(1)
Bibliography
460(5)
The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozart
465(48)
Franz Joseph Haydn
465(3)
Haydn's Instrumental Music
468(17)
Haydn's Vocal Works
485(3)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
488(7)
Mozart's Vienna Years
495(14)
Epilogue
509(1)
Bibliography
509(4)
Ludwig van Beethoven
513(29)
The Composer and His Music
513(3)
First Period
516(6)
Second Period
522(11)
Third Period
533(6)
Bibliography
539(3)
Romanticism and Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Music
542(29)
Romanticism
542(2)
Timeline: Romanticism and the Nineteenth Century
544(1)
Orchestral Music
545(21)
Bibliography
566(5)
Solo, Chamber, and Vocal Music in the Nineteenth Century
571(32)
The Piano
571(1)
Music for Piano
572(15)
Chamber Music
587(6)
The Lied
593(5)
Choral Music
598(4)
Bibliography
602(1)
Opera and Music Drama in the Nineteenth Century
603(28)
Italy
603(5)
France
608(6)
Giuseppe Verdi
614(4)
Germany
618(3)
Richard Wagner and the Music Drama
621(7)
Bibliogrphy
628(3)
European Music from the 1870s to World War I
631(45)
The German Tradition
631(13)
National Trends
644(16)
New Currents in France
660(10)
Italian Opera
670(1)
Bibliography
671(5)
The European Mainstream in the Twentieth Century
676(37)
Introduction
676(3)
Timeline: Early Twentieth Century
679(1)
Ethnic Contexts
680(4)
The Soviet Orbit
684(5)
England
689(4)
Germany
693(6)
Latin America
699(1)
Neo-Classicism in France
699(3)
Stravinsky
702(8)
Bibliography
710(3)
Atonality, Serialism, and Recent Developments in Twentieth-Century Europe
713(27)
Schoenberg and His Followers
713(12)
After Webern
725(4)
Recent Developments
729(9)
Bibliography
738(2)
The American Twentieth Century
740(49)
The Historical Background
741(7)
Vernacular Music
748(6)
Foundations for an American Art Music
754(1)
Timeline: World War II and After
755(9)
Since 1945
764(20)
Conclusions
784(1)
Bibliography
785(4)
Glossary 789(18)
Credits 807(4)
Index 811


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