Easy to read, easy to teach, The Enjoyment of Music has been the most trusted introduction to music for over five decades.
The Eleventh Edition reflects how today's students learn, listen to, and live with music. With an accessible, student-friendly treatment of the subject, it emphasizes context to show how music fits in the everyday lives of people throughout history, and connects culture, performance, and technology to the lives of students today. The new edition features a streamlined and memorable narrative, more cultural and historical context, and in-text features that encourage and develop critical thinking skills.
Kristine Forney is Professor of Music at California State University, Long Beach, where she regularly teaches music appreciation and music history to undergraduate students. Her understanding of today’s students and her highly regarded teaching abilities make her the ideal author for this appreciation-level textbook. She is also a respected scholar who has written extensively on music of the Renaissance, and is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
The late Joseph Machlis was professor of music at Queens College of the City University of New York. Among his many publications are Introduction to Contemporary Music (Norton) and singing translations for many operas.