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.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Author: Hanning, Barbara Russano
Release: 2020-07-01
Editor: W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 19
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.

A Concise History of Western Music

A Concise History of Western Music
Author: Paul Griffiths
Release: 2006-06-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9780521842945
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.

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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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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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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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.

Concise History of Western Music

Concise History of Western Music
Author: Barbara Russano Hanning
Release: 2019-09-16
Editor: W. W. Norton
Pages: 736
ISBN: 0393421619
Language: en
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An anthology and media update for the most student-friendly music history text

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).

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.

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.

Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World
Author: Piero Weiss,Richard Taruskin
Release: 2008
Editor: Schirmer Books
Pages: 600
ISBN: UOM:39015082643530
Language: en
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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.

Big Bangs

Big Bangs
Author: Howard Goodall
Release: 2011-08-31
Editor: Random House
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781446484548
Language: en
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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.

Western Esotericism

Western Esotericism
Author: Antoine Faivre
Release: 2010-10-06
Editor: State University of New York Press
Pages: 139
ISBN: 9781438433790
Language: en
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A survey 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’ Free-Masonry, 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. Antoine Faivre is Professor Emeritus at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (Religious Studies), Sorbonne. He has published extensively, including Access to Western Esotericism and The Golden Fleece and Alchemy, both also published by SUNY Press. Christine Rhone has translated numerous books, including Faivre’s Theosophy, Imagination, Tradition: Studies in Western Esotericism, also published by SUNY Press.

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 New Penguin Dictionary of Music

The New Penguin Dictionary of Music
Author: Paul Griffiths
Release: 2006
Editor: Penguin Global
Pages: 896
ISBN: OCLC:34315026
Language: en
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Looks at the lives and achievements of thousands of composers and examines key topics such as music history, theory, and jargon.

Magic and Superstition in Europe

Magic and Superstition in Europe
Author: Michael David Bailey
Release: 2007
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 296
ISBN: 0742533875
Language: en
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The only comprehensive, single-volume survey of magic available, this compelling book traces the history of magic, witchcraft, and superstitious practices such as popular spells or charms from antiquity to the present day. Focusing especially on Europe in the medieval and early modern eras, Michael Bailey also explores the ancient Near East, classical Greece and Rome, and the spread of magical systems_particularly modern witchcraft or Wicca_from Europe to the United States. He examines how magic and superstition have been defined in various historical eras and how these constructions have changed over time. He considers the ways in which specific categories of magic have been condemned, and how those identified as magicians or witches have been persecuted and prosecuted in various societies. Although conceptions of magic have changed over time, the author shows how magic has almost always served as a boundary marker separating socially acceptable actions from illicit ones, and more generally the known and understood from the unknown and occult.

A Concise History of Russia

A Concise History of Russia
Author: Paul Bushkovitch
Release: 2011-12-05
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139504447
Language: en
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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.

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!