History of Music in Western Culture

History of Music in Western Culture

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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 Cultureshow more

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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 218.44 x 276.86 x 27.94mm | 1,474.17g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0205867227
  • 9780205867226
  • 1,339,884

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"Well written, a good balance between purely musical topics and relevant extra-musical topics." - Jim Davis, SUNY Fredonia "the chapters unfold and flow with a good pace and great clarity. The illustrations and the tables and windows animate and diversify the text greatly. The tone is definitely appropriate in its professionality, authority, and competence." - Sara Waltz, University of the Pacific "A comprehensive history which addresses music within the social and cultural climate from which it comes." - Eric Wood, University of the Pacific "Great on features, readability and coverage. I (and my students) enjoy all the features. They really make the book come alive." - Karl Hinterbichler, University of New Mexicoshow more

About Mark Evan Bonds

Mark Evan Bonds is the Cory C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has taught since 1992. He holds degrees from Duke University (BA), Christian-Albrechts-Universit (TM)t Kiel (MA), and Harvard University (PhD). His publications include Wordless Rhetoric: Musical Form and the Metaphor of the Oration (1991), After Beethoven: Imperatives of Symphonic Originality (1996), and Music asThought: Listeningto the Symphony in the Age of Beethoven (2006). He has also published essays on the music of Haydn and Mozart and has served as editor-in-chief of Beethoven Forum.show more

Table of contents

In this Section: 1) Brief Table of Contents 2) Full Table of Contents BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part One: The Medieval Era Chapter 1. Plainchant and Secular Monophony Chapter 2. Polyphony to 1300 Chapter 3. Music in the 14th Century Part Two: The Renaissance Chapter 4. The Emergence of Renaissance Style Chapter 5. The Genres of Renaissance Music, 1420-1520 Chapter 6. Music in the 16th Century Part Three: The Baroque Era Chapter 7. The New Practice Chapter 8. Vocal Music, 1600-1650 Chapter 9. Vocal Music, 1650-1750 Chapter 10. Instrumental Music, 1600-1750 Part Four: The Classical Era Chapter 11. The Art of the Natural Chapter 12. Instrumental Music in the Classical Era Chapter 13. Vocal Music in the Classical Era Major Composers of the Classical Era Part Five: The 19th Century Chapter 14. The Age of the Tone Poet Chapter 15. Orchestral Music, 1800-1850 Chapter 16. Piano Music, Chamber Music, Song Chapter 17. Dramatic and Choral Music Chapter 18. Orchestral Music, 1850-1900 Part Six: The 20th Century Chapter 19. The Growth of Pluralism Chapter 20. The Search for New Sounds, 1890-1945 Chapter 21. Beyond Tonality Chapter 22. The Tonal Tradition Chapter 23. New Currents after 1945 Chapter 24. Popular Music FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part One: The Medieval Era Chapter 1. Plainchant and Secular Monophony The Emergence of Plainchant The Elements of Plainchant The Expansion of Plainchant Secular Monophony Chapter 2. Polyphony to 1300 Organum Mensural Notation Chapter 3. Music in the 14th Century France: The Arts Nova Italy: The Trecento Part Two: The Renaissance Chapter 4. The Emergence of Renaissance Style Consonance and Dissonance: Trusting the Eat Sonority: The Contenance Angloise Josquin's Ave Maria...Virgo Serena and the Style of the Renaissance Chapter 5. The Genres of Renaissance Music, 1420-1520 Sacred Vocal Music Secular Vocal Music Instrumental Music Chapter 6. Music in the 16th Century Sacred Vocal Music Secular Vocal Music Instrumental Music Part Three: The Baroque Era Chapter 7. The New Practice Searching for the Secretes of Ancient Greek Music The Florentine Camerata The Seconda Prattica Music in the Baroque Era: A Stylistic Overview Chapter 8. Vocal Music, 1600-1650 Secular Song Opera Sacred Music Chapter 9. Vocal Music, 1650-1750 Opera Sacred Music Conceptions Of The Compositional Process Chapter 10. Instrumental Music, 1600-1750 Instruments of The Baroque Era Instrumental Genres of The Baroque Era Part Four: The Classical Era Chapter 11. The Art of the Natural Music and The Idea of Nature Music in The Classical Era: A Stylistic Overview Style and Form in The Mid-18th Century Chapter 12. Instrumental Music in the Classical Era The Language of Instrumental Music Form and Genre in Instrumental Music Chapter 13. Vocal Music in the Classical Era Major Composers of the Classical Era The Rise of Opera Buffa Opera Wars Gluck and The Reform of Opera Mozart and The Synthesis of Operatic Styles Sacred Music Song Part Five: The 19th Century Chapter 14. The Age of the Tone Poet Romanticism and The New Prestige of instrumental Music The Composer As High Priest Originality and Historical Self-Consciousness The New Dichotomy Between Absolute and Program Nationalism The Growing Division Between Art and Popular Music Music in The 19th Century: A Stylistic Overview Chapter 15. Orchestral Music, 1800-1850 Bigger Halls, Bigger Audiences, and Louder Instruments The Symphony The Concert Overture The Concerto Chapter 16. Piano Music, Chamber Music, Song Beethoven's Piano Sonatas and String Quartets Song The Character Piece The Virtuoso Showpiece Chapter 17. Dramatic and Choral Music Opera Operetta Choral Music Chapter 18. Orchestral Music, 1850-1900 Music For Dancing And Marching The Ballet The Symphonic Poem The Symphony Major Composers of the 19th Century Part Six: The 20th Century Chapter 19. The Growth of Pluralism From Homogeneity to Diversity The Past Confronts The Present Recorded Versus Live Music Authenticity Music in 20th-Century Society Chapter 20. The Search for New Sounds, 1890-1945 Impressionism Challenges to Tonality Radical Primitivism Nationalism New Timbres Chapter 21. Beyond Tonality Atonality Serial Composition Chapter 22. The Tonal Tradition Neoclassicism and The "New Objectivity" Orchestral Music Film Music Ballet Chamber Music Opera and Musical Theater Chapter 23. New Currents after 1945 New Sounds from Old Instruments Combinatoriality Integral Serialism Aleatory Music Electronic Music Minimalism Postmodernism Chapter 24. Popular Music Hymnody and its Legacy Ragtime and Blues Popular Song Jazz: To 1945 Jazz: After 1945 Country Music The Folk Revival Rhythm & Blues, Rock, and Rap Major Composers of the 20th Centuryshow more

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