A History of Music in Western Culture

A History of Music in Western Culture
Author: Mark Evan Bonds
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 728
ISBN: UOM:39015080853073
Language: en
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A book that will enable the reader to have a greater understanding of music's role in our lives, this is a comprehensive study of the history of music from antiquity to the modern era. This book makes its subject matter lively and engaging by including loads of information in a way that the reader can easily grasp with its clearly-written narrative, use of illustrations, information boxes, composer profiles, and generous quantities of interesting material, such as composers' letters and critic's reviews of music throughout the ages. A two-volume anthology and an eight CD set of carefully chosen musical scores are included with this book. This book maintains the traditional divisions of music history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century, all connected by themes such as texture, melody, harmony, rhythm, and composers, which allow the reader to compare and contrast the different elements of musical style throughout the ages.

Music in Western Civilization

Music in Western Civilization
Author: Paul Henry Lang
Release: 1997
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 1158
ISBN: 0393040747
Language: en
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A comprehensive history of occidental music focuses on the function of music as an expression of the spirit and artistic life of each age

Early Printed Music and Material Culture in Central and Western Europe

Early Printed Music and Material Culture in Central and Western Europe
Author: Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl,Grantley McDonald
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9781000387087
Language: en
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This book presents a varied and nuanced analysis of the dynamics of the printing, publication, and trade of music in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries across Western and Northern Europe. Chapters consider dimensions of music printing in Britain, the Holy Roman Empire, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Italy, showing how this area of inquiry can engage a wide range of cultural, historical and theoretical issues. From the economic consequences of the international book trade to the history of women music printers, the contributors explore the nuances of the interrelation between the materiality of print music and cultural, aesthetic, religious, legal, gender and economic history. Engaging with the theoretical turns in the humanities towards material culture, mobility studies and digital research, this book offers a wealth of new insights that will be relevant to researchers of early modern music and early print culture alike.

History of Music in Western Culture

History of Music in Western Culture
Author: Mark Evan Bonds PhD
Release: 2013-01-23
Editor: Pearson Higher Ed
Pages: 689
ISBN: 9780205954858
Language: en
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Learn the History of Music, through Music. A History of Music in Western Culture, 4/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus on specific works of music. The text is structured around a carefully selected repertory of music that reflects the development of the art form throughout time. Mark Evan Bonds helps readers gain a broad understanding of the nature of music, its role in society, and the ways in which these have changed over time. A History of Music in Western Culture challenges students to think critically about the nature of music and its past. Once familiar with a representative body of music, students can better grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Students will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, students will be able to: Grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. Gain a better understanding of the nature of music NOTE: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MySearchLab, order the package ISBN: 0205940730 / 9780205940738 History of Music in Western Culture Plus MySearchLab with Pearson eText - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205239927 / 9780205239924 MySearchLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205867227 / 9780205867226 History of Music in Western Culture

Temperament

Temperament
Author: Stuart Isacoff
Release: 2003-02-04
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780375703300
Language: en
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Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today’s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy. Indeed, from the time of the Ancient Greeks through the eras of Renaissance scientists and Enlightenment philosophers, the relationship between the notes of the musical scale was seen as a key to the very nature of the universe. In this engaging and accessible account, Stuart Isacoff leads us through the battles over that scale, placing them in the context of quarrels in the worlds of art, philosophy, religion, politics and science. The contentious adoption of the modern tuning system known as equal temperament called into question beliefs that had lasted nearly two millenia–and also made possible the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy, and all who followed. Filled with original insights, fascinating anecdotes, and portraits of some of the greatest geniuses of all time, Temperament is that rare book that will delight the novice and expert alike.

Tonality in Western Culture

Tonality in Western Culture
Author: Richard Norton
Release: 1984
Editor: Penn State University Press
Pages: 328
ISBN: IND:39000005990077
Language: en
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This book initiates "the first critical appraisal of the whole of Western tonal consciousness, from the discoveries of Pythagoras to the latest popular song." While tonality has been unwittingly championed as the product of the bourgeois age in Europe and America from 1600 to 1900, Norton states, key-centered music is understood here merely to exhibit components of an encompassing sonic expressivity as durable as any language. The author analyzes fundamental components of Western tonal phenomena that have persisted in music from ancient Jewish cantillation to the so-called atonal procedures of the Schoenberg school and beyond. Norton isolates the role of traditional music theory in the creation of models that attempted to explain tonality solely in terms of the concretized and limited objectivity of the musical score. The author evaluates and discards those features of logical positivism, scientific empiricism, idealism, and vitalism that in his view have encumbered virtually all speculation on tonality. With this negation, his aim is to restore the composer as a creator subject to his own sonic object. The book's approach is particularly indebted to the thought of Theodor Adorno, the member of the Frankfurt School of critical theorists that Norton finds most capable of suggesting an authentic dialectic of tonality. The author interprets the activities of both theorists and composers from various periods within the context of their mutual and conflicting historical interests. Ranging through the fields of physics, acoustics, psychology, sociology, economics, and historical musicology and criticism, Norton demonstrates that the cognitive abilities and disabilities of humans as tonal hearers form a necessary ground for understanding the remarkable vitality of tonality as historical process. Current theories of human tonal activity are hopelessly limited, the book concludes, however self-preserving they have become through the sanction of academic respectability. In short, tonal science, as it is commonly practiced, is not tonal truth. In its place the author urges a thoroughgoing critique of the language and methodology of contemporary tonal speculation, an abandonment of its confining sphere of interest, and a new and liberating approach to tonal consciousness that incorporates all relevant data of human sonic cognition. This approach assumes that tonality is not merely the result of the physical unfolding of natural appearance--the overtone series that so enchanted Rameau, Schenker, Hindemith, and others--and the submission of composers to its assumed authority. Tonality is, rather, Norton contends, a decision made against the chaos of pitch and for the human potential to create works of music that speak with integrity and beauty, that as aesthetic creations neither lag behind nor rush ahead of human enjoyment and understanding.

The Organ in Western Culture 750 1250

The Organ in Western Culture  750 1250
Author: Peter Williams
Release: 1993
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 422
ISBN: 0521617073
Language: en
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How did the organ become a church instrument? In this fascinating investigation Peter Williams speculates on this question and suggests some likely answers. Central to the story he uncovers is the liveliness of European monasticism around 1000 and the ability and imagination of the Benedictine reformers.

A History of Emotion in Western Music

A History of Emotion in Western Music
Author: Michael Spitzer
Release: 2020
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 457
ISBN: 9780190061753
Language: en
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"This book is the first history of musical emotion in any language. Combining intellectual history, music studies, philosophy and cognitive psychology, it unfolds a history of musical emotion across a thousand years of Western art music, from chant to pop. It affords a new way of analysing music, revealing the relationship between emotion and musical structure. The book also provides an introduction to the latest approaches to emotion research, as well as an original theory of how musical emotion works. The book is disposed in two parts. Part 1 (chapters 1-4) comprises the theoretical foundation of the book. Part 2 (chapters 5-9) provides an historical narrative from medieval to contemporary music. Chapter 1 summarizes contemporary theories of emotion in general, and of musical emotion in particular, bringing together seminal philosophers and psychologists. Chapter 2 contains the core of the book's original thesis: that five basic emotions (happiness, sadness, anger, tenderness, and fear) constitute five categories of musical emotion throughout the common-practice period. Chapter 3 outlines a variety of complex musical emotions, such as wonder, nostalgia, envy, and disgust. Chapter 4 explores the historiography of emotion, including the seminal writings of Elias, Rosenwein, and Reddy. Part 2 of the book (chapters 5-9) explores a millennium of Western music in terms of shifting categories of emotion: from affections and passions through sentiments, emotions proper, to modern affect"--

Writings on Music 1965 2000

Writings on Music  1965 2000
Author: Steve Reich
Release: 2002
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 271
ISBN: 9780195151152
Language: en
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From Reich's 1968 essay, ¿7FMusic as a gradual process," which was the founding call for the development of minimalism, to his work on non-Western music such as the Balinese and African influences that contributed to "Drumming."

Beyond Exoticism

Beyond Exoticism
Author: Timothy D. Taylor
Release: 2007-03-05
Editor: Duke University Press
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0822339684
Language: en
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DIVStudy of how systems of power and domination have shaped representations of otherness in music./div

Music

Music
Author: Ted Gioia
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Hachette UK
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781541617971
Language: en
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"A dauntingly ambitious, obsessively researched" (Los Angeles Times) global history of music that reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions. Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories of the outsiders and rebels who created musical revolutions and instead celebrate the mainstream assimilators who borrowed innovations, diluted their impact, and disguised their sources. In Music: A Subversive History, Ted Gioia reclaims the story of music for the riffraff, insurgents, and provocateurs. Gioia tells a four-thousand-year history of music as a global source of power, change, and upheaval. He shows how outcasts, immigrants, slaves, and others at the margins of society have repeatedly served as trailblazers of musical expression, reinventing our most cherished songs from ancient times all the way to the jazz, reggae, and hip-hop sounds of the current day. Music: A Subversive History is essential reading for anyone interested in the meaning of music, from Sappho to the Sex Pistols to Spotify.

Locating East Asia in Western Art Music

Locating East Asia in Western Art Music
Author: Yayoi Uno Everett,Frederick Lau
Release: 2004-02-12
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
Pages: 356
ISBN: 0819566624
Language: en
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Bringing together work by music theorists, musicologists and ethnomusicologists, this book explores how musical notions of East and West are constructed and utilized by composers. It re-evaluates the many ways East Asian composers have contributed to developments in 20th-century music.

The Invention of Folk Music and Art Music

The Invention of  Folk Music  and  Art Music
Author: Matthew Gelbart
Release: 2007-10-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139466080
Language: en
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We tend to take for granted the labels we put to different forms of music. This study considers the origins and implications of the way in which we categorize music. Whereas earlier ways of classifying music were based on its different functions, for the past two hundred years we have been obsessed with creativity and musical origins, and classify music along these lines. Matthew Gelbart argues that folk music and art music became meaningful concepts only in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and only in relation to each other. He examines how cultural nationalism served as the earliest impetus in classifying music by origins, and how the notions of folk music and art music followed - in conjunction with changing conceptions of nature, and changing ideas about human creativity. Through tracing the history of these musical categories, the book confronts our assumptions about different kinds of music.

China and the West

China and the West
Author: Hon-Lun Yang,Michael Saffle
Release: 2017-03
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9780472130313
Language: en
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A groundbreaking interdisciplinary volume exploring the phenomenon of the "Westernization" of contemporary Chinese music

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Understanding Basic Music Theory
Author: Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Release: 2018-01-28
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 278
ISBN: 1680921541
Language: en
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The main purpose of the book is to explore basic music theory so thoroughly that the interested student will then be able to easily pick up whatever further theory is wanted. Music history and the physics of sound are included to the extent that they shed light on music theory. The main premise of this course is that a better understanding of where the basics come from will lead to better and faster comprehension of more complex ideas.It also helps to remember, however, that music theory is a bit like grammar. Catherine Schmidt-Hones is a music teacher from Champaign, Illinois and she has been a pioneer in open education since 2004. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois in the Open Online Education program with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction.

Music

Music
Author: KENDALL HUNT PUB CO
Release: 2011-08-23
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 111
ISBN: 075759610X
Language: en
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The Cowboy in Country Music

The Cowboy in Country Music
Author: Don Cusic
Release: 2011-07-29
Editor: McFarland
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9780786486052
Language: en
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This series of biographical profiles shines a spotlight on that special place “Where the West meets the Guitar.” From Gene Autry and Roy Rogers to contemporary artists like Michael Murphy, Red Steagall, Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky, many entertainers have performed music of the West, a genre separate from mainstream country music and yet an important part of the country music heritage. Once called “Country and Western,” it is now described as “Country or Western.” Though much has been written about “Country,” very little has been written about “Western”—until now. Featured are a number of photos of the top stars in Western music, past and present. Also included is an extensive bibliography of works related to the Western music field.

An Index to Music in Selected Historical Anthologies of Western Art Music Part 1

An Index to Music in Selected Historical Anthologies of Western Art Music  Part 1
Author: Mara Parker
Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: A-R Editions, Inc.
Pages: 395
ISBN: 9780895798749
Language: en
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An Index to Music in Selected Historical Anthologies of Western Art Music is the essential reference for music history and music theory instructors for finding specific listings and details for all the pieces included in more than 140 anthologies published between 1931 and 2016. Containing over 5,000 individual listings, this concise book is an indispensable tool for teaching music history and theory. Since many anthologies exist in multiple editions, this Index provides instructors, students, and researches with the means to locate specific compositions in both print and online anthologies. This book includes listings by composer and title, as well as indexes of authors, titles, and first lines of text for music from antiquity through the early twenty-first century.

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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From Classicism to Modernism

From Classicism to Modernism
Author: Brian K. Etter
Release: 2019-07-30
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781351735070
Language: en
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This title was first published in 2001. The last century has witnessed the ascendancy of the avant-garde in music. From Schoenberg to Boulez to Stockhausen, the avant-garde has defined the modern conception of musical creativity. Contemporary serious music demands the "new" in terms of style, form and ways of listening and hearing. Implicit in this approach is the rejection of the "old", from the baroque to the music of the later 19th-century symphonists. Paradoxically, however, it is this "old" repertoire which contiues to dominate concert programmes. An exploration of this dichotomy lies at the heart of this book. Drawing on a wealth of European philosophical and musical texts, the author examines the origins of the avant-garde and its relation to modernity in tandem with the history of the tonal tradition.