A History of Musical Style

Author: Richard L. Crocker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486173240
Category: Music
Page: 608
View: 1579
Exceptionally clear, systematic presentation of the evolution of musical style from Gregorian Chant (AD 700) to mid-20th-century atonal music. Over 140 musical examples. Bibliography.

Twentieth-century Music

A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America
Author: Robert P. Morgan,ROBERT C. MORGAN
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393952728
Category: Music
Page: 554
View: 8313
Traces the currents that have shaped the development of music in the twentieth century and discusses the contributions of such composers as Mahler, Debussy, Stockhausen, Vaughan Williams, Bartok, and Stravinsky

Romantic Music

A History of Musical Style in Nineteenth-century Europe
Author: Leon Plantinga
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393951967
Category: Music
Page: 523
View: 654
A survey of the development of romantic music includes analyses of the careers of composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, and Liszt

Studies on the history of musical style

Author: Arnold Salop
Publisher: Wayne State Univ Pr
Category: Music
Page: 345
View: 9873

Early Recordings and Musical Style

Changing Tastes in Instrumental Performance, 1900-1950
Author: Robert Philip
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521607445
Category: Music
Page: 288
View: 5852
In this fascinating study, Robert Philip argues that recordings of the early twentieth-century provide an important, and hitherto neglected, resource in the history of musical performance.

A History of Music in Western Culture

Author: Mark Evan Bonds
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205645312
Category: Music
Page: 696
View: 1980
A History of Music in Western Culture 3/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus squarely on the music. Organized around a carefully selected repertory of works, this text integrates the requisite names, dates, and concepts around specific compositions. 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. Even more importantly, they will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works and repertories. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs.

Style and Music

Theory, History, and Ideology
Author: Leonard B. Meyer
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226521527
Category: Music
Page: 376
View: 1897
Leonard Meyer proposes a theory of style and style change that relates the choices made by composers to the constraints of psychology, cultural context, and musical traditions. He explores why, out of the abundance of compositional possibilities, composers choose to replicate some patterns and neglect others. Meyer devotes the latter part of his book to a sketch-history of nineteenth-century music. He shows explicitly how the beliefs and attitudes of Romanticism influenced the choices of composers from Beethoven to Mahler and into our own time. "A monumental work. . . . Most authors concede the relation of music to its cultural milieu, but few have probed so deeply in demonstrating this interaction."—Choice "Probes the foundations of musical research precisely at the joints where theory and history fold into one another."—Kevin Korsyn, Journal of American Musicological Society "A remarkably rich and multifaceted, yet unified argument. . . . No one else could have brought off this immense project with anything like Meyer's command."—Robert P. Morgan, Music Perception "Anyone who attempts to deal with Romanticism in scholarly depth must bring to the task not only musical and historical expertise but unquenchable optimism. Because Leonard B. Meyer has those qualities in abundance, he has been able to offer fresh insight into the Romantic concept."—Donal Henahan, New York Times

Ernst Krenek and the Politics of Musical Style

Author: Peter Tregear
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810882639
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 228
View: 7703
Focusing on Krenek’s compositional path from the eclectic musical language of Jonny spielt auf to the austere twelve-tone technique of Karl V, Tregear provides an historical and critical context to this most historically significant period of Krenek’s creative life. His study also enriches our understanding of many of Krenek’s contemporaries, such as Alban Berg and Arnold Schoenberg. This book should interest students, scholars and practitioners with an interest in modern opera, and contemporary classical music as well as early-20th-century German history more generally.

Readings in the History of Music in Performance

Author: Jennifer Cross
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253144959
Category: Music
Page: 432
View: 6767
..". extremely useful... In MacClintock's selections, even when the source is primarily theoretical, she chooses passages that give a lively insight into actual music-making."A -- Continuo Readings on the performance of Western music from the late middle ages to the early nineteenth century describe the accepted conventions and actual practices of former times.