Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition

Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition

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McGraw-Hill is revolutionizing the Music Appreciation course by introducing its first personalized digital learning experience with Roger Kamien's Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition . Using this market-leading instrument that brings great music to the course in more ways than ever before, students are now transformed into active participants in the Music Appreciation space. The result is active listening, active reading, and active learning.
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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 216 x 274 x 18mm | 932g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • 8th edition
  • 355 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0077837312
  • 9780077837310
  • 2,244,359

Table of contents

PrefacePart I Elements1. Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color2. Performing Media: Voices and Instruments3. Rhythm4. Music Notation5. Melody6. Harmony7. Key8. Musical Texture9. Musical Form10. Musical StylePart II The Middle Ages And Renaissance1. Music In The Middle Ages (450-1450)2. Music In The Renaissance (1450-1600)Part III The Baroque Period1. Baroque Music (1600-1750)2. Music In Baroque Society3. The Concerto Grosso And Ritornello Form4. The Fugue5. The Elements Of Opera6. Opera In The Baroque Era7. Claudio Monteverdi8. Henry Purcell9. The Baroque Sonata10. Antonio Vivaldi11. Johann Sebastian Bach12. The Baroque Suite13. The Chorale And Church Cantata14. The Oratorio15. George Frideric HandelPart IV The Classical Period1. The Classical Style (1750-1820)2. Composer, Patron, And Public In The Classical Period3. Sonata Form4. Theme And Variations5. Minuet And Trio6. Rondo7. The Classical Symphony8. The Classical Concerto9. Classical Chamber Music10. Joseph Hadyn11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart12. Ludwig Van BeethovenPart V The Romantic Period1. Romanticism In Music (1820-1900)2. Romantic Composers And Their Public3. The Art Song4. Franz Schubert5. Robert Schumann 6. Frederic Chopin7. Franz Liszt8. Felix Mendelssohn9. Program Music10. Hector Berlioz11. Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Music12. Antonin Dvorak13. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky14. Johannes Brahms15. Giuseppe Verdi16. Giacomo Puccini17. Richard WagnerPart VI The Twentieth Century1. Musical Styles: 1900-19452. Music and Musicians in Society3. Impressionism and Symbolism4. Claude Debussy5. Neoclassicism6. Igor Stravinsky7. Expressionism8. Arnold Schoenberg9. Alban Berg10. Anton Webern11. Bela Bartok12. Music in America13. Amy Beach14. Charles Ives15. George Gershwin16. William Grant Still17. Aaron Copland18. Albert Ginestera19. Musical Styles Since 194520. Music Since 1945: Five Representative Pieces21. Jazz22. Music for Stage and Screen23. RockPart VII Nonwestern Music1. Music In Nonwestern Cultures2. Music In Sub-Saharan Africa3. Classical Music Of IndiaAppendixesGlossaryAcknowledgmentsPhoto CreditsIndex
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About Roger Kamien

Roger Kamien received his B.A. in Musicology from Columbia and his M.A. and PhD. from Princeton. Kamien taught for 2 years at Hunter College and for 20 years at Queens College, where he coordinated the music appreciation courses. In 1983, he was appointed to the Zubin Mehta Chair in Musicology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to Music: An Appreciation, Prof. Kamien has written numerous articles and reviews, co-wrote A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, and edited the Norton Scores. He is an accomplished pianist and, in recent years, has formed a two-piano team with his wife, Anita.
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