Music in the Classic Period

Music in the Classic Period

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For one-semester/quarter undergraduate and graduate courses in Music History in the department of Music.This comprehensive yet concise survey of music-part of the highly acclaimed Prentice Hall History of Music Series-traces the evolution of musical style through the Classic period-the late 18th and early 19th century-with an emphasis on presenting music in its social, cultural and historical contexts. Key characteristics are clarified, as expressed in the chief categories of Classic music: symphony, sonata, concerto, opera, chamber music and sacred more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 18mm | 399.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130115029
  • 9780130115027
  • 1,091,582

Table of contents

I. THE EVOLUTION OF CLASSIC STYLE. 1. "Classicism" in Music. 2. Late Baroque and Rococo Style. 3. The Early Classic Symphony. 4. The Background of the Classic Period. 5. Haydn and Mozart. II. THE MAIN MUSICAL CATEGORIES OF THE CLASSIC PERIOD. 6. The Classic Symphony. 7. The Classic Sonata. 8. The Classic Concerto. 9. Chamber Music, Divertimento, Serenade. 10. The Art Song (Lied) Before Schubert. 11. Opera in the Classic Era. 12. Sacred Music of the Classic Era. 13. From Classicism to Romanticism. Conclusion: Classic Music and Today's Listener. more

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