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Summary

Written in a lively and appealing style,Listening to Musicprovides the foundation for acquiring a lifelong knowledge and appreciation of music. It concentrates on the effective listening skills needed to identify composers and to recognize their styles and some of their representative works. Readers are encouraged to become informed consumers of music and active supporters of the arts. This comprehensive book covers the musical process, the materials of music, the common style periods of concert music (from the Baroque period to the present), and adjunct music, including North American popular music, broadway musical theater, and music in the movies.A useful reference work for those in the music industry.

Author Biography

Dr. Jay Zorn is the Chairman of the Music Education Department at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music, and a past president of the California Music Educators Association. For 30 years, Dr. Zorn has focused on training music educators, teaching music appreciation to thousands of students, and developing new, courses .designed to appeal to the expanding cultural diversity of student populations.

June August is a playwright whose works have been produced in New England, California, Florida, and off-Broadway. She has been the Editorial Director of the Education Division of Walt Disney Productions and Director of Public Information for the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. In addition, June is a writing consultant and trainer for Fortune 500 companies throughout North America.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xii
About the Authors xiii
Preface xiv
Prelude: Music Belongs to Everyone 2(4)
Part One: The Musical Process
From the Creator to the Listener
6(4)
What to Listen for in Music
10(4)
The Sensory Approach
11(1)
The Emotional Approach
11(1)
The Contextual Approach
11(1)
The Script Approach
12(1)
The Musically Aware Approach
12(1)
Music Listening Checklist
12(1)
Music Listening Boxes
13(1)
Individual Listening Guides
13(1)
Additional Listening Help
13(1)
Becoming a Musically Aware Concertgoer
14(18)
What Are the Different Types of Concerts?
14(5)
Listening Activity: Martin Bookspan, Host
15(4)
How Can I Find Out about Concerts and Ticket Sales?
19(2)
How Can I Prepare for a Concert?
21(1)
How Can I Prepare for Opera?
21(1)
What Do I Need to Know Before the Concert Begins?
22(1)
What Is in the Printed Program?
23(3)
What Concert Traditions Do I Need to Know About?
26(1)
When Should I Applaud?
27(1)
What Is the Conductor's Role?
28(4)
Part Two: The Materials of Music
How the Basic Musical Elements Interact
32(10)
Multimedia Presentation
32(10)
Listening Guide: Elements of Music: Martin Bookspan, Host
34(8)
Performing Media: Instruments, Voices, and Ensembles
42(28)
Acoustics of Vocal and Instrumental Sound
43(1)
Instrumental Performing Media
44(1)
How Instruments Produce Sound
44(1)
Performing Media and Performances: Solo Instruments and Ensembles
45(1)
The Orchestra and its Instruments
46(4)
How Do I Become Familiar with the Instruments?
50(1)
Listening Activity and Guide: Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
51(1)
How the Orchestra Developed
51(11)
Listening Activity: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, ``Spring,'' Op. 8, First Movement
56(1)
Listening Activity: Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Third Movement
57(1)
Listening Activity: Haydn, Symphony No. 94 (Surprise), Third Movement
58(2)
Listening Activity: Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, First Movement
60(1)
Listening Activity: Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Fifth Movement
61(1)
Listening Activity: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, ``Sacrificial Dance''
62(1)
The Wind Ensemble
62(1)
Keyboard Instruments
63(2)
Listening Activity: Bach, Fugue in G Minor (Little)
64(1)
Listening Activity: Mozart, Variations ``Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman'' K.265
64(1)
Listening Activity: Chopin, Fantaisie Impromptu, Opus 66
65(1)
Electronic Instruments
65(1)
Human Voice
65(5)
Listening Activity: Mozart, ``Madamina'' Aria from Don Giovanni
67(1)
Listening Activity: Puccini, La Boheme (The Bohemian Life), Act 1 (excerpt)
67(3)
Part Three: The Common Style Periods of Concert Music
An Introduction to Musical Styles
70(4)
Why Study Musical Styles?
70(4)
Music Before 1600
74(14)
The Middle Ages (450--1450)
74(3)
Music of the Middle Ages
77(1)
Listening Activity, Gregorian Chant: Alleluia Pascha Nostrum
77(1)
The Beginnings of Polyphony
78(2)
Listening Activity, Organum: Leonin, Alleluia Dies Sanctificatus
79(1)
The Renaissance (1450--1600)
80(2)
Music in the Renaissance
82(2)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Polyphonic Music
83(1)
Palestrina's Biography and Principal Works
84(4)
Listening Activity: Palestrina, De Beata Virgine, ``Kyrie'' from the Mass
84(4)
The Baroque Style Period (1600--1750)
88(4)
Protestant Reformation
88(2)
Counter-Reformation
90(2)
Baroque Style Music (1600--1750)
92(26)
Changes Occur in the New Baroque Music
92(2)
Baroque-Style Vocal Music
94(2)
Monteverdi's Biography and Principal Works
96(2)
Baroque Oratorio
98(1)
Schutz's Biography and Principal Works
98(1)
Handel's Biography and Principal Works
99(5)
Listening Activity and Guide: Handel, Messiah, ``For Unto Us a Child Is Born''
101(3)
Baroque Cantata
104(1)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Baroque Music
105(1)
Bach's Biography and Principal Works
105(4)
Listening Activity and Guide: Bach, Cantata No. 140, ``Opening Chorus''
106(3)
Baroque Instrumental Music
109(1)
Vivaldi's Biography and Principal Works
110(1)
Listening Activity and Guide: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, ``Spring'' First Movement
110(1)
Baroque Keyboard Music
111(7)
Listening Activity and Guide: Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.2, Third Movement
112(3)
Listening Activity and Guide: Bach, Fugue in G Minor (Little)
115(3)
The Classical Style Period (1750--1820)
118(6)
Political and Social Background
118(3)
Classical Origins
121(3)
Music of the Classical Period
124(22)
Mozart
124(1)
Haydn
125(1)
Young Beethoven
126(1)
Mozart's Biography and Principal Works
126(2)
Haydn's Biography and Principal Works
128(13)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Classical Music
131(1)
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, Variations ``Ah, Vous Dirai-Je, Maman,'' K. 265
132(2)
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 2, Third Movement
134(1)
Listening Activity and Guide: Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 in c minor, Opus 13 ``Pathetique,'' Third Movement
135(2)
Listening Activity and Guide: Haydn, Symphony No. 94, ``Surprise'' Third Movement
137(2)
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, Symphony No. 40, First Movement
139(2)
Classical-Period Opera
141(5)
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, ``Madamina'' Aria from Don Giovanni
142(4)
Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism
146(12)
Beethoven's Biography and Principal Works
148(8)
Listening Activity: Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 (Pathetique), Third Movement
150(3)
Listening Activity and Guide: Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, First Movement
153(3)
The Great Ninth Symphony (Choral)
156(2)
The Romantic Style Period (1820--1900)
158(6)
Romantic Subjects
160(1)
Romanticism in Music
161(3)
Early Romantic Music
164(24)
Orchestral Music
164(2)
Berlioz's Biography and Principal Works
166(6)
Listening Activity and Guide: Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Fifth Movement
168(4)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Early Romantic Music
172(1)
The Romantic Art Song
172(1)
Schubert's Biography and Principal Works
172(4)
Listening Activity and Guide: Schubert, Erlking
174(2)
Robert Schumann's Biography and Principal Works
176(1)
Romantic Piano Music
176(1)
Clara Schumann's Biography and Principal Works
177(3)
Listening Activity and Guide: Schumann (Clara), Scherzo, Opus 10
178(2)
Chopin's Biography and Principal Works
180(2)
Listening Activity and Guide: Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66
181(1)
Liszt's Biography and Principal Works
182(1)
Felix Mendelssohn's Biography and Principal Works
183(1)
Fanny Mendelssohn's Biography and Principal Works
184(4)
Listening Activity and Guide: Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, First Movement
185(3)
Romantic Opera
188(20)
Italian Romantic Opera
191(1)
Donizetti's Biography and Principal Works
192(1)
Bellini's Biography and Principal Works
192(1)
Rossini's Biography and Principal Works
193(1)
Verdi's Biography and Principal Works
193(4)
Listening Activity and Guide: Verdi, La Traviata, Act 1, ``E strano! E strano!'' ``Sempre libera'' ``Follie, Follie''
194(3)
Puccini's Biography and Principal Works
197(2)
Listening Activity: Puccini, La Boheme, Act 1, duet
198(1)
Offenbach's Biography and Principal Works
199(1)
French Romantic Opera
200(1)
Bizet's Biography and Principal Works
201(1)
German Romantic Opera
202(1)
Weber's Biography and Principal Works
203(1)
Wagner's Biography and Principal Works
203(5)
Listening Activity and Guide: Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
204(3)
Listening Insights: Understanding Wagnerian Opera
207(1)
Late Romantic Music
208(18)
The State of Music in the Late Romantic Period
208(3)
Brahms's Biography and Principal Works
211(5)
Listening Activity and Guide: Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
212(4)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Romantic Chamber Music
216(1)
Mahler's Biography and Principal Works
216(7)
Listening Activity and Guide: Mahler, Songs of a Wayfarer, ``Ging Heut Morgen uber Feld''
217(4)
Listening Activity and Guide: Mahler, Symphony No. 1, First Movement
221(2)
Strauss's Biography and Principal Works
223(3)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Programmatic and Highly Descriptive Music
224(2)
Nationalism
226(12)
Political Influences
226(2)
Nationalism in Music
228(1)
Mussorgsky's Biography and Principal Works
229(1)
Tchaikovsky's Biography and Principal Works
230(4)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Nationalistic Music
231(1)
Listening Activity and Guide: Tchaikovsky, The 1812 Overture
232(2)
Rimsky-Korsakov's Biography and Principal Works
234(1)
Rachmaninov's Biography and Principal Works
235(1)
Bartok's Biography and Principal Works
236(2)
Impressionism
238(10)
Impressionistic Poetry and Painting
238(2)
Impressionism in Music
240(1)
Debussy's Biography and Principal Works
241(5)
Listening Insights: What to Listen For in Impressionistic Music
244(1)
Listening Activity and Guide: Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
244(2)
Ravel's Biography and Principal Works
246(2)
Modernism and Post-Modernism
248(8)
Influence of the World Wars
248(2)
Art Redefined
250(1)
Overview of the Modernist/Post-Modernist Period (1900--Today)
251(2)
Characteristics of Modernist/Post-Modernist Music
253(3)
Stravinsky: Into the Twentieth Century
256(10)
Stravinsky's Pivotal Position
257(1)
Stravinsky's Biography and Principal Works
258(8)
Listening Activity and Guide: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring ``Sacrificial Dance''
263(2)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Modernist and Post-Modernist Music
265(1)
Expressionism: Atonal Music
266(6)
Atonality
267(1)
Schoenberg's Biography and Principal Works
268(3)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Tone Row/Serial Music
269(1)
Listening Activity: Schoenberg, Suite for Piano, Op.25 ``Praeludium''
270(1)
Berg's Biography and Principal Works
271(1)
Neoclassicism: Mainstream Music
272(12)
Beginnings of Neoclassicism
272(2)
Prokofiev's Biography and Principal Works
274(3)
Listening Activity and Guide: Prokofiev Symphony No.1 ``Classical,'' First Movement
275(2)
Shostakovich's Biography and Principal Works
277(1)
Moving Back to the Mainstream
277(7)
Spotlight: Outstanding Artist-Teacher: Nadia Boulanger
279(5)
Experimental and Technological Music
284(8)
Musique Concrete
284(2)
Electronic Music
286(1)
Computer and Mixed Media Music
286(4)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Chance and Aleatoric Music
289(1)
What Lies Ahead?
290(2)
Classical Music in North America
292(24)
Immigration
292(2)
American Composers
294(1)
Amy Beach's Biography and Principal Works
295(1)
Ives' Biography and Principal Works
295(7)
Listening Activity and Guide: Ives, song: ``Charlie Rutlage''
296(2)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in the Music of Charles Ives
298(1)
Listening Activity and Guide: Ives, First Orchestral Set: Three Places in New England, ``Putnam's Camp''
299(3)
Gershwin's Biography and Principal Works
302(5)
Listening Activity and Guide: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess ``Bess, You is My Woman Now''
303(3)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Contemporary Eclectic Music
306(1)
Copland's Biography and Principal Works
307(2)
Listening Activity and Guide: Copland, Rodeo Ballet, ``Hoe Down''
307(2)
Bernstein's Biography and Principal Works
309(2)
Listening Activity and Guide: Bernstein, Overture to Candide
310(1)
Other American Composers
311(1)
Menotti's Biography and Principal Works
311(1)
Zwilich's Biography and Principal Works
312(4)
Listening Activity and Guide: Zwilich, Concerto Grosso, 1985, First Movement
313(3)
Part Four: Music of Cultural Diversity
Jazz: The Great American Art Form
316(20)
The Origins and Emergence of Jazz
316(4)
Blues
320(3)
Joplin's Biography and Principal Works
323(4)
Listening Activity and Guide: Joplin, ``The Entertainer''
324(3)
Early Jazz to 1930
327(1)
Armstrong's Biography and Principal Works
328(2)
Ellington's Biography and Principal Works
330(1)
Jazz After World War II
331(5)
Popular Music
336(38)
The Development of Modern Popular Music
338(1)
Tin Pan Alley
338(1)
The Impact of Media
339(1)
The Birth of Recording
339(1)
Popular Singing
340(3)
Lush and Lovely: The Jazz Divas
343(4)
Music and the Music Industry 1950s to the Present: Something for Everyone
347(1)
The World of Rock and Roll
347(2)
Something for Everyone
349(1)
Folk and Folk-Rock
349(6)
Motown
355(1)
Rhythm & Blues (R & B) and Soul
355(2)
Rap: Rhyme, Rhythm, and Roots
357(1)
Some Classic Rock Bands
358(1)
The British Invasion
358(4)
The Great American Rock Bands (1960s and 1970s)
362(4)
Who Else Has Been Influential?
366(3)
Country Music
369(2)
Country Music Association
371(1)
Making and Marketing Popular Music in the Twenty-first Century
372(2)
Broadway Musical Theater
374(28)
The Broadway Musical: Its Roots
376(1)
North American Roots of the Musical
376(2)
Stephen Foster's Biography and Principal Works
378(1)
From Minstrelsy to Vaudeville
379(5)
Romberg's Biography and Principal Works
384(1)
Herbert's Biography and Principal Works
384(1)
Friml's Biography and Principal Works
385(1)
Berlin's Biography and Principal Works
385(1)
Kern's Biography and Principal Works
386(5)
Listening Activity and Guide: Kern, Show Boat, ``Ol' Man River''
387(4)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Broadway Musicals
391(1)
Porter's Biography and Principal Works
391(1)
Rodgers' Biography and Principal Works
392(1)
Sondheim's Biography and Principal Works
393(4)
Listening Activity: Sondheim, A Little Night Music, ``Send in the Clowns''
394(1)
Listening Activity: Bernstein, Overture to Candide
395(1)
Listening Activity: Bock, Fiddler on the Roof, ``Sunrise, Sunset''
395(2)
Musicals Adapted from Other Sources
397(3)
Other Notable Composers and Lyricists
400(2)
Music in the Movies
402(18)
How It Began: The Silent Era
403(1)
Cataloguing of Existing Concert Music
403(1)
Masters Transcribed for Film
404(1)
The Role of Music in Sound Films
405(1)
Film Music Comes of Age
405(1)
The Hollywood Sound
406(1)
The Contribution of Music to Film
406(1)
Movie Music of the Golden Age
407(1)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Film Music
407(1)
Some of the Great Film Composers of the Golden Age
408(3)
The Next Generation of Composers
411(2)
Music and the Magic of Animation
413(2)
Matching Music and Pictures
415(1)
The Stature of Movie Music Today
416(4)
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Film Music
416(4)
Contributions of World Cultures
420(15)
Non-Western Influences in Western Art Music
422(1)
Music South of the Sahara
423(4)
Listening Activity: ``If it Comes to Fighting with Guns'' Ewe People of West Africa
425(2)
Music of India
427(1)
Music of Japan
428(7)
Listening Activity: Japan (Gagaku): Netori (prelude) & ``Etenraku in Hyojo''
429(3)
Listening Activity: Japan: Kabuki Nagauta Music from the Play Pojoji
432(3)
Finale: Audience Power in the Twenty-first Century
435(4)
Beyond Survival
437(2)
Listening Activity: Finale: Host, Martin Bookspan
438(1)
Appendix A: Basic Music Notation 439(2)
Appendix B: Common Scales in Music 441(5)
Appendix C: Writing Reports 446(3)
Appendix D: Music Listening Checklist 449(2)
Appendix E: Listening Resources: Expand Your Expertise 451(13)
Appendix F: Challenge Your Expertise Answers 464(5)
Appendix G: Guide to the Recordings 469(2)
Glossary of Musical Terms 471(7)
Photo Credits 478(3)
Index 481


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