Music in Western Civilization, Media Update (with Resource Center Printed Access Card)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/27/2009
  • Publisher: Schirmer

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Presenting music in its cultural context in a way that is clear and easy to understand, MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE offers detailed discussions of 224 works of music, covering all the major musical styles, genres, and composers in 83 brief yet intriguing chapters. The book places music in the context of the politics, personalities, arts, and humanities of each period of Western history. The importance of the cultural setting of many composers and genres is evidenced by such chapters as "Richard Strauss in Berlin," "Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig," and "Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame."

Table of Contents

Antiquity and the Middle Ages
Music in Ancient Greece
Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Music in Rome, Jerusalem, and the Early Christian World
Chant in the Monastery and Convent
Music Theory in the Monastery: John of St. Gall and Guido of Arezzo
Later Medieval Chant: Tropes, Sequences, and the Liturgical Drama of Hildegard of Bingen
Troubadours and TrouvFres
Early Polyphony
Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame
Inside the Cathedral Close and University: Conductus and Motet
In the Parisian Master's Study: Music Theory of the Ars Antiqua and Ars Nova
Music at the Court of the French Kings: The Ars Nova
Fourteenth-Century Music in Reims: Guillaume de Machaut
Avignon, Symbolic Scores, and the Ars Subtilior
Musical Interlude 1: From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Performance
The Late Middle Ages and Early Renaissance
Music in Florence, 1350-1425
Music at the Cathedral of Florence
Music in England
Music at the Court of Burgundy
Music at the French Royal Court
Music in the Low Countries
The Late Renaissance
Musical Interlude 2: Music in the Late Renaissance
Popular Music in Florence, 1470-1540: Carnival Song and Lauda, Frottola, and Early Madrigal
Josquin Desprez and Music in Ferrara
Musical Interlude 3: Music Printing During the Renaissance
Music in Renaissance Paris
Renaissance Instruments and Instrumental Music
Musical Interlude 4: Music Theory in the Renaissance
Music in Three German Cities: The Protestant-Catholic Confrontation
Rome and the Music of the Counter-Reformation
Music in Elizabethan England
Early Vocal Music
Music in Elizabethan England
Later Vocal Music and Instrumental Music
The Later Madrigal in Ferrara and Mantua: Gesualdo and Monteverdi
Baroque Music
Early Baroque Music
The Birth of Opera: Florence, Mantua, and Venice
The Concerted Style in Venice and Dresden
Religious Music in Baroque Rome
Musical Interlude 5: A Baroque Christmas in the Andes of South America
Instrumental Music in Italy
Instrumental Music in Germany and Austria
Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Vocal Music
Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Instrumental Music
Musical Interlude 6: From Ancient to Modern: Aspects of Baroque Music Theory
Music in London
Henry Purcell
Music in London
George Frideric Handel
Johann Sebastian Bach: Instrumental Music in Weimar and C÷then
Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig
The Enlightenment and the Classical Era
Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Opera
Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Orchestral Music
Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Keyboard Music
Classical Music in Vienna
Joseph Haydn: Instrumental Music
Joseph Haydn: Late Symphonies and Vocal Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Instrumental Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vocal Music
The Early Music of Beethoven
Beethoven's Middle Period: 1802-1814
After the Congress of Vienna: Beethoven's Late Music
Musical Interlude 7: Romanticism
Franz Schubert
Music in Paris Under Louis Philippe: Berlioz and Chopin
Leipzig and the Gewandhaus: Mendelssohn and the Schumanns
German Opera in the Nineteenth Century: Weber and Wagner
Opera in Italy: Rossini and Verdi
Nationalism and Virtuosity: Franz Liszt
Vienna in the Late Nineteenth Century: Brahms and Bruckner
Music and Ballet in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky
Vienna at the turn of the Twentieth Century: Gustav and Alma Mahler
England at the End of the Romantic Period: Elgar and Vaughan Williams
Opera in Milan After Verdi: Puccini, Toscanini, and Verismo
Paris of the Belle Epoque: Debussy, FaurT, and Lili Boulanger
The Early Twentieth Century
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