Listening to Music

Listening to Music

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Designed especially for students with very little background in Western concert music, this book/cassette (or CD) package focuses on learning how to listen and understand music that spans periods from 600 up to the present. It sets each major musical period in its social, historical and economic milieu. This edition provides greater emphasis on women composers and artists, as well as featuring several new appendices and an improved illustration programme (photos and graphics) throughout. It should be suitable for first and second year students on courses in music appreciation and introduction to music.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 400 pages
  • 204 x 232 x 22mm | 762.03g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations (some colour) music, portraits
  • 0130359165
  • 9780130359162

Table of contents

I. PRELUDE: THE MUSICAL PROCESS. How to Listen to Music. Becoming a Musically Aware Concertgoer. II. THE MUSICAL ELEMENTS. The Interaction of Basic Musical Elements. Performing Media: Instruments, Voices, and Ensembles. III. THE COMMON STYLE PERIODS OF MUSIC. An Introduction to Musical Styles. Music Before 1600. The Baroque Style Period (1600-1750). Baroque Music (1600-1750). The Classical Style Period (1750-1820). Music of the Classical Period. Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism. The Romantic Style Period (1820-1900). Early Romantic Music. Romantic Opera. Late Romantic Music. Nationalism. Impressionism. The Twentieth Century Style Period (1900-present). Stravinsky: Into the Twentieth Century. Expressionism: Atonal Music. Neo-Classicism: Mainstream Music. Experimental and Technological Music. Music in North America. IV. ADJUNCT MUSIC. North American Popular Music. Broadway Musical Theatre. Music for Films. Contributions of World Cultures.show more

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