Concise History of Western Music / Edition 4

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Newly revised and updated with outstanding ancillaries, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, is the most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history available. By highlighting essential information and setting musical works and genres in a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides the tools students need to succeed. Based on A History of Western Music, Eighth Edition, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393932515
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/21/2009
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 657
  • Sales rank: 381,719
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Russano Hanning (Professor of Music, The City College and Graduate Center, CUNY) taught music history to undergraduate and graduate students for forty years and is the author of a book on early opera. She has served as president of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and chaired the Music Department at City College for fifteen years.

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Table of Contents

1 Music in Ancient Greece and Early Christian Rome 1
2 Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Ages, 400-1450 18
3 Polyphonic Music from Its Beginnings through the Thirteenth Century 43
4 French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century 62
5 England and the Burgundian Lands in the Fifteenth Century: The Beginnings of an International Style 83
6 The Age of the Renaissance: Music of the Low Countries 99
7 The Age of the Renaissance: New Currents in the Sixteenth Century 120
8 Church Music of the Late Renaissance and Reformation 150
9 Music of the Early Baroque Period 170
10 Opera and Vocal Music in the Late Seventeenth Century 208
11 Instrumental Music in the Late Baroque Period 227
12 Music in the Early Eighteenth Century 249
13 The Early Classic Period: Opera and Instrumental Music in the Eighteenth Century 287
14 The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozart 315
15 Ludwig van Beethoven 350
16 Romanticism and Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Music 373
17 Solo, Chamber, and Vocal Music in the Nineteenth Century 391
18 Opera, Music Drama, and Church Music in the Nineteenth Century 412
19 European Music from the 1870s to World War I 433
20 The European Mainstream in the Twentieth Century 462
21 Atonality, Serialism, and Recent Developments in Twentieth-Century Europe 492
22 The American Twentieth Century 515
Glossary 553
Index 567
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