A Concise History of Western Music

A Concise History of Western Music

by Paul Griffiths
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521842948

ISBN-13: 9780521842945

Pub. Date: 07/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Engaging, clear and informative, this is the story of western music-of its great composers and also of its performers and listeners, of changing ideas of what music is and what it is for. Paul Griffiths shows how music has evolved through the centuries, and suggests how its evolution has mirrored developments in the human notion of time, from the eternity of heaven

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Engaging, clear and informative, this is the story of western music-of its great composers and also of its performers and listeners, of changing ideas of what music is and what it is for. Paul Griffiths shows how music has evolved through the centuries, and suggests how its evolution has mirrored developments in the human notion of time, from the eternity of heaven to the computer's microsecond. An essential read for students, teachers and classical music lovers alike.

Can be read as an entertaining story of music through the ages, and also used as a reference book.

Technical terms are clearly defined in a glossary.

Includes suggestions for further reading and recommended recordings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521842945
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. ITime whole5
1From Babylonians to Franks8
Pt. IITime measured 1100-140019
2Troubadours and organists22
3Ars nova and Narcissus's clock32
Pt. IIITime sensed 1400-163043
4Harmony, the light of time47
5The radiance of the high Renaissance57
6Reformation and heartache68
7To speak in music81
Pt. IVTime known 1630-177095
8Baroque mornings98
9Fugue, concerto and operatic passion111
10Rococo and reform123
Pt. VTime embraced 1770-1815135
11Sonata as comedy138
12Revolution's momentum150
Pt. VITime escaping 1815-1907163
13The deaf man and the singer166
14Angels and other prodigies177
15New Germans and old Vienna190
16Romantic evenings202
17Nightfall and sunrise215
Pt. VIITime tangled 1908-1975227
18To begin again231
19Forwards and backwards, and sideways244
20The people's needs258
21To begin again again270
22Whirlwind286
Pt. VIIITime lost 1975-299
23Echoes in the labyrinth303
24Interlude314

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