Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Author: Barbara Russano Hanning
Release: 1998
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 585
ISBN: 0393971686
Language: en
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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.

A Concise History of Western Music

A Concise History of Western Music
Author: Paul Griffiths
Release: 2006-06-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780521842945
Language: en
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A brief history of western classical music which will appeal to all music lovers.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Author: Hanning, Barbara Russano
Release: 2020-07-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 734
ISBN: 9780393421668
Language: en
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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.

Norton Anthology of Western Music

Norton Anthology of Western Music
Author: Claude V. Palisca
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393969061
Language: en
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A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music
Author: Donald Jay Grout
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 862
ISBN: 0393969045
Language: en
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Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Author: Barbara Russano Hanning
Release: 2014-04-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 698
ISBN: 0393263223
Language: en
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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.

Modern Music and After

Modern Music and After
Author: Paul Griffiths
Release: 2011-02-16
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0199792283
Language: en
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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.

A Concise History of Portugal

A Concise History of Portugal
Author: David Birmingham
Release: 2003-11-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 225
ISBN: 0521536863
Language: en
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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.

A Concise History of the Arabs

A Concise History of the Arabs
Author: John McHugo
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: New Press, The
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781595589507
Language: en
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This “brilliant and erudite” history by the award-winning Arabist provides vital context for understanding the contemporary Middle East (Patrick Seale, author of Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East). From Algeria and Libya to Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, the Arab world commands Western headlines. Nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. And yet its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. A Concise History of the Arabs provides an essential road map to understanding the Arab world today, and in the years ahead. Noted Arab scholar John McHugo guides readers through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire to the present day. Taking readers beyond the headlines, McHugo vividly describes the crucial turning points in Arab history—from the Prophet Muhammad’s mission and the expansion of Islam to the region’s interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism. This lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came into its present form, why major shifts like the Arab Spring were inevitable, and what may lie ahead for the region. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, this accessible history is “the product of wide reading, hard thinking and years of direct experience of the Middle East . . . There are lively and informative insights on almost every page” (Patrick Seale, author of Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East).

The Concise Oxford History of Music

The Concise Oxford History of Music
Author: Gerald Abraham
Release: 1985
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 968
ISBN: OCLC:1148630081
Language: en
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Study Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music

Study   Listening Guide for Concise History of Western Music
Author: James Peter Burkholder
Release: 1998-01
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 292
ISBN: 0393971716
Language: en
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Study and listening guide for Concise history of western music by Barbara Russano Hanning and Norton anthology of western music.

A Concise History of Modern Europe

A Concise History of Modern Europe
Author: David S. Mason
Release: 2011-01-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781442205352
Language: en
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Highlighting the most important events, ideas, and individuals that shaped modern Europe, A Concise History of Modern Europe provides a readable, succinct history of the continent from the Enlightenment and the French Revolution to the present day. Avoiding a detailed, lengthy chronology, the book focuses on key events and ideas to explore the causes and consequences of revolutions—be they political, economic, or scientific; the origins and development of human rights and democracy; and issues of European identity. Any reader needing a broad overview of the sweep of European history since 1789 will find this book, published in a first edition under the title Revolutionary Europe, an engaging and cohesive narrative.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Author: Barbara Russano Hanning
Release: 2014
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0393920666
Language: en
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The most student-friendly music history text available, now with Total Access.

Western Esotericism

Western Esotericism
Author: Antoine Faivre
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: SUNY Press
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781438433790
Language: en
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An overview of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity, with an emphasis on the last six centuries. Widely received in France, this brief, comprehensive introduction to Western esotericism by the founder of the field is at last available in English. A historical and pedagogical guide, the book is written primarily for students and novices. In clear, precise language, author Antoine Faivre provides an overview of Western esoteric currents since late antiquity. The bulk of the book is laid out chronologically, from ancient and medieval sources (Alexandrian Hermetism, Gnosticism, Neoplatonism), through the Renaissance up to the present time. Its coverage includes spiritual alchemy, Jewish and Christian Kabbalah, Christian theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Illuminism, “mystical” Freemasonry, the “occultist” current, Theosophical and Anthroposophical Societies, the Traditionalist School, and “esotericism” in contemporary initiatic societies and in New Religious Movements. Faivre explores how these currents are connected, and refers to where they appear in art and literature. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography, which makes it an essential resource for beginners and scholars alike. “A characteristically erudite, sweeping brief survey of the field of Western esotericism, at once accessible and bristling with details. This is a valuable overview, from the inimitable perspective of the field’s founder, for those who wish to delve into this fascinating and thriving area of contemporary scholarship.” — Arthur Versluis, author of Restoring Paradise, Wisdom’s Children, and Magic and Mysticism “The classic survey of Western esotericism by the most knowledgeable and influential scholar of his generation is now finally accessible to English readers, in an updated edition that takes account of current developments. This small but precious volume will be indispensable for anybody who wishes to be well informed about the historical backgrounds and development of esoteric currents from antiquity to the present.” — Wouter J. Hanegraaff, University of Amsterdam

Classical Music

Classical Music
Author: Julian Rushton
Release: 1986
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0500202109
Language: en
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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.

A Concise History of Italy

A Concise History of Italy
Author: Christopher Duggan,Professor of Modern Italian History Christopher Duggan, MD
Release: 1994-04-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0521408482
Language: en
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A concise history of Italy from the fall of the Roman empire in the west to the present day.

Modern Wales

Modern Wales
Author: Gareth Elwyn Jones,Professor of Anatomy and Structural Biology Gareth Jones
Release: 1994-10-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 381
ISBN: 0521469457
Language: en
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First published in 1984, this second edition of a highly-regarded survey of the history of Wales in modern times contains fully updated reference material and a new final chapter. "A clear, crisp and thoroughly sensible narrative which will prove a real boon to students and general readers."--The Times Literary Supplement

Understanding Music

Understanding Music
Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball
Release: 2015-12-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 316
ISBN: 1940771331
Language: en
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Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

A Concise History of Jazz

A Concise History of Jazz
Author: JOHN ROBERT BROWN
Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Mel Bay Publications
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781609742843
Language: en
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John Robert Brown presents an enthusiastic and authoritative account of a century of jazz. Written in a clear and engaging style by a well-known British author and jazz educator, this book offers an affectionate introduction to the people and places that are of worldwide importance in the history of this wonderful music.

The Far Right Today

The Far Right Today
Author: Cas Mudde
Release: 2019-10-25
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781509536856
Language: en
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The far right is back with a vengeance. After several decades at the political margins, far-right politics has again taken center stage. Three of the world’s largest democracies – Brazil, India, and the United States – now have a radical right leader, while far-right parties continue to increase their profile and support within Europe. In this timely book, leading global expert on political extremism Cas Mudde provides a concise overview of the fourth wave of postwar far-right politics, exploring its history, ideology, organization, causes, and consequences, as well as the responses available to civil society, party, and state actors to challenge its ideas and influence. What defines this current far-right renaissance, Mudde argues, is its mainstreaming and normalization within the contemporary political landscape. Challenging orthodox thinking on the relationship between conventional and far-right politics, Mudde offers a complex and insightful picture of one of the key political challenges of our time.