Concise History of Western Music Book

Concise History of Western Music


  • Author : Barbara Russano Hanning
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 585
  • ISBN 10 : 0393971686

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Concise History of Western Music combines Grout and Palisca's uncompromising reliability, scope, and respect for the narrative, while offering many more pedagogical aids, such as chapter preludes and postludes; "Etudes," excursions that explore the material more deeply than the main text; and "Windows," boxed discussions of special topics.

Concise History of Western Music Book

Concise History of Western Music


  • Author : Hanning, Barbara Russano
  • Publisher : W.W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2020-07-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 19
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393421668

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This update to Barbara HanningÕs concise survey aligns it with the Eighth Edition of the Norton Anthology of Western Music and supports your students with a more robust media package. New resources include Audio Timelines, tutorials to help build music history skills, and adaptive activities to reinforce concepts.

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A Concise History of Western Music


  • Author : Paul Griffiths
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-06-29
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521842945

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Concise History of Western Music Book

Concise History of Western Music


  • Author : Barbara Russano Hanning
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-04-15
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN 10 : 0393263223

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Barbara Hanning's Concise History of Western Music offers students a manageable introduction to the forces that shaped music. Combining concision with the imaginative pedagogy that her text pioneered, Hanning focuses on an essential repertoire of 109 characteristic works--from the Middle Ages to the present--providing students with the cultural and historical context to illuminate the music and remember its significance.

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A History of Western Music


  • Author : Donald Jay Grout
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 862
  • ISBN 10 : 0393969045

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Modern Music and After Book

Modern Music and After


  • Author : Paul Griffiths
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-16
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0199792283

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Over three decades, Paul Griffiths's survey has remained the definitive study of music since the Second World War; this fully revised and updated edition re-establishes Modern Music and After as the preeminent introduction to the music of our time. The disruptions of the war, and the struggles of the ensuing peace, were reflected in the music of the time: in Pierre Boulez's radical reformation of compositional technique and in John Cage's development of zen music; in Milton Babbitt's settling of the serial system and in Dmitry Shostakovich's unsettling symphonies; in Karlheinz Stockhausen's development of electronic music and in Luigi Nono's pursuit of the universally human, in Iannis Xenakis's view of music as sounding mathematics and in Luciano Berio's consideration of it as language. The initiatives of these composers and their contemporaries opened prospects that haven't yet stopped unfolding. This constant expansion of musical thinking since 1945 has left us with no singular history of music; Griffiths's study accordingly follows several different paths, showing how and why they converge and diverge. This new edition of Modern Music and After discusses not only the music of the fifteen years that have passed since the previous edition, but also the recent explosion of scholarly interest in the latter half of the twentieth century. In particular, the book has been expanded to incorporate the variety of responses to the modernist impasse experienced by composers of the 1980s and 1990s. Griffiths then moves the book into the twenty-first century as he examines such highly influential composers as Helmut Lachenmann and Salvatore Sciarrino. For its breadth, wealth of detail, and characteristic wit and clarity, the third edition of Modern Music and After is required reading for the student and the enquiring listener.

Concise History of Western Music Book

Concise History of Western Music


  • Author : Barbara Russano Hanning
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2019-09-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 0393421619

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An anthology and media update for the most student-friendly music history text

A Student s Guide to Music History Book

A Student s Guide to Music History


  • Author : R.J. Stove
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN 10 : 9781497645080

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“Delightfully sophisticated . . . the only music history that can be savored, muscatel in hand, in the green shade of a beach umbrella” (John Simon, The Hudson Review). R. J. Stove’s A Student’s Guide to Music History is a concise account, written for the intelligent lay reader, of classical music’s development from the early Middle Ages onwards. Beginning with a discussion of Hildegard von Bingen, a twelfth-century German nun and composer, and the origins of plainchant, Stove’s narrative recounts the rise (and ever-increasing complexity) of harmony during the medieval world, the differences between secular and sacred music, the glories of the contrapuntal style, and the origins of opera. Stove then relates the achievements of the high baroque period, the very different idioms that prevailed during the late eighteenth century, and the emergence of Romanticism, with its emphasis upon the artist-hero. With the late nineteenth century came a growing emphasis on musical patriotism, writes Stove, especially in Spain, Hungary, Russia, Bohemia, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and the United States. A final section discusses the trends that have characterized music since 1945. Stove’s guide also singles out eminent composers for special coverage, including Palestrina, Monteverdi, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, Verdi, Brahms, Debussy, Richard Strauss, Sibelius, and Messiaen. As a brief orientation to the history and contours of classical music, A Student’s Guide to Music History is an unparalleled resource.

A Concise History of Portugal Book
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A Concise History of Portugal


  • Author : David Birmingham
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2003-11-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 0521536863

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This concise, illustrated history of Portugal offers an introduction to the people and culture of the country, its empire, and to its search for economic modernisation, political stability and international partnership. The book studies the effects of the vast wealth mined from Portuguese Brazil, the growth of the wine trade, and the evolution of international ties. The Portuguese Revolution of 1820 to 1851 created a liberal monarchy, but in 1910 the king was overthrown and, by 1926, had been replaced by a dictatorship. In 1975 Portugal withdrew from its African colonies and turned north to become a democratic member of the European Community in 1986. Researched during the years which followed the fall of Portugal's dictators in 1974, this book has become the standard single-volume work. The second edition brings the story up to date and discusses the state of historical writing on Portugal at the turn of the millennium.

Music in the Western World Book

Music in the Western World


  • Author : Piero Weiss
  • Publisher : Schirmer Books
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082643530

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Pt. 1. The heritage of antiquity -- pt. 2. The Middle Ages -- pt. 3. The Renaissance -- pt. 4. The Baroque -- pt. 5. The pre-classical period -- pt. 6. The classical period -- pt. 7. The later nineteenth century : romanticism and other preoccupations -- pt. 8. The twentieth century -- pt. 9. The recent, past, and the present.

Classical Music Book

Classical Music


  • Author : Julian Rushton
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 0500202109

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Portrays the musical era between 1750 and 1830 against its intellectual and cultural background and describes both its famous and obscure composers.

The Musical Human Book

The Musical Human


  • Author : Michael Spitzer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526602749

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A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Full of delightful nuggets' Guardian online 'Entertaining, informative and philosphical ... An essential read' All About History 'Extraordinary range ... All the world and more is here' Evening Standard ____________________________________________ 165 million years ago saw the birth of rhythm. 66 million years ago came the first melody. 40 thousand years ago Homo sapiens created the first musical instrument. Today music fills our lives. How we have created, performed and listened to this music throughout history has defined what our species is and how we understand who we are. Yet music is an overlooked part of our origin story. The Musical Human takes us on an exhilarating journey across the ages – from Bach to BTS and back – to explore the vibrant relationship between music and the human species. With insights from a wealth of disciplines, world-leading musicologist Michael Spitzer renders a global history of music on the widest possible canvas, looking at music in our everyday lives; music in world history; and music in evolution, from insects to apes, humans to AI. 'Michael Spitzer has pulled off the impossible: a Guns, Germs and Steel for music' Daniel Levitin 'A thrilling exploration of what music has meant and means to humankind' Ian Bostridge

Big Bangs Book
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Big Bangs


  • Author : Howard Goodall
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446484548

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The dramatic story of five key turning points in a thousand years of Western music - discoveries that changed the course of history. Who first invented 'Doh Re Mi...'? What do we mean by "in tune"? Looking back down the corridor of a thousand years, Howard Goodall guides us through the stories of five seismic developments in the history of Western music. His "big bangs" may not be the ones we expect - some are surprising and some are so obvious we overlook them - but all have had an extraordinary impact. Goodall starts with the invention of notation by an 11th-century Italian monk, which removed the creation of music from the hands of the players to the pens of the composers; moves on to the first opera; then to the invention of the piano, and ends with the story of the first recording made in history. Howard Goodall has the gift of making these complicated musical advances both clear and utterly fascinating. Racy and vivid in a narrative full of colourful characters and graphic illustrations of technical processes, he also gives a wonderful sense of the culture of trial and error and competition, be it in 11th-century Italy or 19th-century America, in which all progress takes place. Big Bangs opens a window on the crucial moments in our musical culture - discoveries that made possible everything from Bach to the Beatles - and tells us a riveting story of a millennium of endeavour.