Norton Anthology of Western Music, Vol 2 Classic to Modern

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

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This comprehensive collection of 150 scores illustrates every significant trend and genre of Western classical music from antiquity to modern times. The Fourth Edition contains 20 pieces new to the collection and an increased number of twentieth-century works (American composers newly represented include Amy Cheney Beach, John Adams, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich). Each numbered selection is either a complete work in itself or an entire movement from a longer original, and each is accompanied by a commentary. All foreign-language texts are accompanied by English translations. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Claude V. Palisca, a past president of the American Musicological Society, is professor of music at Yale University

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Recordingsp. xiv
Sonata, Symphony, and Opera in the Early Classic Period
La serva padrona: Ah, quanto mi sta male/Son imbrogliato iop. 1
Cleofide: Act II, Scene 9: Digli ch'io son fedelep. 16
The Beggar's Opera: Scenes 11 to 13p. 25
Orfeo ed Euridice: Act II, Scene 1 (excerpt)p. 32
Sonata in D Major, K. 119p. 54
Symphony in F Major, No. 32: Presto (first movement)p. 59
Sonata in A Major, H. 186, Wq. 55/4: Poco adagio (second movement)p. 63
Sinfonia a 8 in E-flat Major (La melodia germanica, No. 3): Allegro assai (first movement)p. 66
Concerto for Harpsichord or Piano and Strings, Op. 7, No. 5: Allegro di molto (first movement)p. 75
The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozart
Symphony No. 56: Allegro di molto (first movement)p. 93
Symphony No. 92: Adagio cantabile (second movement)p. 108
Symphony No. 104: Finale, Allegro spiritoso (fourth movement)p. 120
String Quartet Op. 33, No. 2: Finale, Presto (fourth movement)p. 141
String Quartet Op. 76, No. 3: Poco adagio, cantabile (second movement)p. 148
Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488: Allegro (first movement)p. 155
Don Giovanni: Act I, Scene 5p. 189
No. 3: Ah, chi mi dice maip. 189
No. 4: Madamina! Il catalogo e questop. 201
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata Op. 13 (Pathetique): Rondo, Allegro (third movement)p. 220
Sonata in G Minor, Op. 34, No. 2: Largo e sostenuto--Allegro con fuoco (first movement)p. 227
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major: Allegro con brio (first movement)p. 235
String Quartet in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131p. 276
Adagio ma non troppo e molto espressivo (first movement)p. 276
Allegro molto vivace (second movement)p. 279
Romanticism and Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Music
Symphonie fantastique: Scene aux champs; Marche au supplice (third and fourth movements)p. 285
Solo, Chamber, and Vocal Music in the Nineteenth Century
Lieder ohne Wortep. 330
Op. 85, No. 4 in D majorp. 330
Op. 67, No. 4 in C majorp. 332
Phantasiestucke, Op. 12p. 338
No. 4: Grillenp. 338
No. 5: In der Nachtp. 341
Nocturne in A Major, No. 8p. 349
Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2p. 354
Trois etudes de concert: No. 3: Un sospirop. 357
Lied: Gretchen am Spinnradep. 368
Lied from Winterreise: Der Lindenbaump. 375
Lieder from Dichterliebep. 380
No. 1: Im wunderschonen Monat Maip. 380
No. 7: Ich grolle nichtp. 382
Lied: Geheimes Flustern hier und dortp. 386
Virga Jessep. 389
Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungenp. 394
Opera and Music Drama in the Nineteenth Century
Il barbiere di Siviglia: Act II, Scene 5: Cavatina, Una voce poco fap. 415
Norma: Act I, Scene 4: Scena and Cavatina, Casta Divap. 427
La traviata: Act III: Scena and Duetp. 460
Der Freischutz: Act II, Finale: Wolf's Glen Scenep. 479
Tristan und Isolde: Act I, Scene 5 (excerpt)p. 523
European Music from the 1870s to World War I
Lied: Kennst du das Landp. 547
Kindertotenlieder: No. 1: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'np. 556
Don Quixotep. 570
Don Quixote's themep. 570
Sancho Panza's themep. 572
Variation 1p. 574
Variation 2p. 583
Bez solntsa: Okonchen prazdnyi, shumnyi den'p. 593
Vers la flamme, Poeme pour pianop. 598
La bonne chanson: No. 6: Avant que tu ne t'en aillesp. 608
Trois Nocturnes: Nuagesp. 615
Le Tombeau de Couperin: Menuetp. 633
The European Mainstream in the Twentieth Century
Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta: Adagio (third movement)p. 645
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk: Act IV, Final scene (excerpt)p. 675
Rejoice! Sonata for Violin and Violoncello: Listen to the still small voice within (fifth movement)p. 697
Peter Grimes: Act III: To hell with all your mercy!p. 701
Le Sacre du printemps: Danse des adolescentesp. 721
Atonality, Serialism, and Recent Developments in Twentieth-Century Europe
Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21p. 741
No. 8: Nachtp. 741
No. 13: Enthauptungp. 744
Variationen fur Orchester, Op. 31p. 750
Themep. 750
Variation VIp. 752
Wozzeck: Act III, Scene 3p. 757
Symphonie, Op. 21: Ruhig schreitend (first movement)p. 775
Meditations sur le mystere de la Sainte Trinite: Vif (fourth movement)p. 783
The American Twentieth Century
Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67: Allegro agitato (third movement)p. 791
They Are There!p. 810
Violin Sonata: Buoyant (second movement)p. 829
Appalachian Spring (excerpt, including variations on "'Tis the Gift to Be Simple")p. 835
Original Shaker melody and textp. 835
Appalachian Spring (excerpt)p. 836
Afro-American Symphony: Animato (third movement)p. 874
String Quartet No. 2: Introduction and Allegro fantasticop. 891
Black Angels, Thirteen Images from the Dark Land, for Electric String Quartetp. 908
Image 4: Devil-Musicp. 908
Image 5: Danse macabrep. 909
Image 6: Pavana lachrymaep. 911
Image 7: Threnody II: Black Angels!p. 912
Image 8: Sarabanda de la muerte oscurap. 914
Image 9: Lost Bellsp. 915
Philomel: Section Ip. 917
Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Kleep. 935
No. 3: Kleiner blauer Teufelp. 935
No. 5: Arabische Stadtp. 949
Phrygian Gates (excerpt)p. 963
Concerto Grosso 1985p. 980
Presto (fourth movement)p. 980
Maestoso (fifth movement)p. 988
Appendixes and Indexes
Instrument Names and Abbreviationsp. 997
Glossary of Score and Performance Indicationsp. 999
Index of Composersp. 1004
Index of Titlesp. 1005
Index of Forms and Genresp. 1006
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