The Story of Music

The Story of Music

From Antiquity to the Present
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Language: English
Layout: more than 250 illustrations, four-color throughout, hardcover
Pages: 120
Size: 24 x 29,5 cm/11,75 x 8,25 inches

Price: 7,95 €
7,95 £
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ISBN: 978-3-8480-0561-1
This volume retraces the story and development of music from the antique times to our days, with numerous illustrations and excursuses about major composers, musicians, theoricians and movements. An ideal textbook for students and for anyone interested to know more about music.
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Table of Contents

Ancient Music
Prehistory
Music in Ancient Civilizations

Medieval Music
The Medieval Musical World
Music of the Medieval Church
Secular Music Traditions

The Renaissance
The Proto-Renaissance
Du Fay to Josquin
Printing and Protestantism
The Council of Trent
The Madrigal
English Polyphony: Tallis and Byrd

Baroque Music
Monody
Opera and Ballet
Sacred Music and Oratorio
Instrumental Music

Classicism
The Orchestra and Piano
The Symphony and Sonata
Gluck and the Reform of Opera

Romanticism
Berlioz and the Symphony
The Austro-German Tradition
Chamber Music
The Virtuoso Soloist
Opera in Italy and France
The Legacy of Wagner
Nationalism

Popular Music
Operetta
American Popular Song
Musical Theater After World War II
Movie Music
From Bill Haley to the Spice Girls
Country Music
From Acoustic to Electronic
Global Exchange

Modernism
Paris 1890-1920
Neoclassicism and Nationalism
Vienna 1890-1920
The Post-War Avant Garde

Glossary
Composers
Picture Credits

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