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Music in the Western World
ISBN13:by Weiss, Piero; Taruskin, Richard
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This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day.
Table of Contents
|The Heritage of Antiquity|
|Orpheus and the Magical Powers of Music|
|Pythagoras and the Numerical Properties of Music|
|Plato''s Musical Idealism|
|Aristotle on the Purposes of Music|
|The Kinship of Music and Rhetoric|
|Music in Temple and Synagogue: the Judaic Heritage (Bible, Philo of|
|Music in the Christian Churches of Jerusalem, c. A.D. 400|
|The Middle Ages|
|The Church Fathers on Psalmody and on the Dangers of Unholy Music|
|The Testimony of St. Augustine|
|The Transmission of the Classical Legacy|
|Music as a Liberal Art|
|Embellishing the Liturgy|
|Musical Notation and Its Consequences|
|Music in Courtly Life|
|The Emergence of Polyphony|
|The Forms and Practices of Music, c. 1300|
|The First Musical Avant Garde|
|The Life of Francesco Landini|
|A Letter from|
|The "Fount and Origin"|
|Music at Church and State Festivities in the Early Renaissance|
|The Triumph of Emperor Maximilian|
|Music as a Business|
|Music in Castiglione''s Courtier|
|Josquin des Prez in the Eyes of His Contemporaries|
|Luther and Music|
|The Swiss Reformers|
|The Reformation in England (cathedral injunctions|
|High Renaissance Style|
|Willaert the Reformer|
|Music at a Medici Wedding|
|Lasso and Palestrina as Revealed in The ir Letters|
|The Life of the Church Musician (Constitutiones Capellae Pontificae|
|The Genres of Music in the High Renaissance|
|The Counter Reformation|
|Palestrina: Fact and Legend|
|Madrigals and Madrigalism|
|Gesualdo, Nobleman Musician|
|The Most Musical Court in Europe|
|Music and Dancing as Social Graces (anonymous conversation book|
|Radical Humanism: the End of the Renaissance|
|The Birth of a "New Music"|
|The "Second Practice"|
|The Earliest Operas|
|Basso Continuo and Figured Bass|
|From the Letters of Monteverdi|
|Venice, 1637: Opera Opens for Business|
|Schntz Recounts His Career|
|The Doctrine of Figures|
|Music and Scientific Empiricism|
|Music in the Churches of Rome, 1639|
|Music under the Sun King|
|Rationalistic Distaste for Opera|
|A New Sound Ideal|
|The Baroque Sonata (North|
|Modern Concert Life is Born (North|
|The Mature Baroque: the Doctrine of the Affections (Descartes|
|The Art of Music Reduced to Rational Principles|
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