History Of Music For Harpsichord Or Piano And Orchestra

Overview

Beginning with J.S. Bach's harpsichord concertos composed in the beginning of the eighteenth century, John Harris embarks on a musical tour that takes the reader from Germany and Austria through Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, tracing the history of music composed for harpsichord or piano and orchestra. The organization of the book follows the spread of the Baroque harpsichord concerto across countries. Divided into four parts, J.S. Bach to Mozart (the baroque era), Mozart through Beethoven (the ...

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Overview

Beginning with J.S. Bach's harpsichord concertos composed in the beginning of the eighteenth century, John Harris embarks on a musical tour that takes the reader from Germany and Austria through Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, tracing the history of music composed for harpsichord or piano and orchestra. The organization of the book follows the spread of the Baroque harpsichord concerto across countries. Divided into four parts, J.S. Bach to Mozart (the baroque era), Mozart through Beethoven (the classic era), After Beethoven through Brahms (the romantic era), and After Brahms through the Present (the twentieth century), each part begins with an examination of the works composed in Germany, followed by Italy. European countries east of the north-south line through Germany and Italy appear next, followed by countries west of that line. The consistent organization in each part allows a quick comparison of the growing number of concerted works for harpsichord or piano in each era. When data is available, Harris lists the composers' birth and death dates, as well as dates of the musical compositions. The work includes a discography, bibliography, 46 tables of additional composers listed by country, a list of pertinent abbreviations, and index of composers.

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Editorial Reviews

Piano and Keyboard
Harris often provides pithy sentences that encapsulate a good deal of significance in a few words.
CHOICE
This valuable reference compiles in one comprehensive volume basic information from many diverse sources...the first historical work to cross this reviewer's desk in which the current, burgeoning scholarship devoted to the rediscovery of women composers has been incorporated without special comment, the volume is a model for future histories of music.
Oxford University Press
...comprehensive discography. The book reveals legions of totally unknown composers who wrote concertos for either the harpsichord or the piano.
American Reference Books Annual
This is an extremely comprehensive descriptive chronology of composers of piano or harpsichord music...an excellent volume that offers much to the reader.
Choice
This valuable reference compiles in one comprehensive volume basic information from many diverse sources...the first historical work to cross this reviewer's desk in which the current, burgeoning scholarship devoted to the rediscovery of women composers has been incorporated without special comment, the volume is a model for future histories of music.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This is an extremely comprehensive descriptive chronology of composers of piano or harpsichord music...an excellent volume that offers much to the reader.
Choice
This valuable reference compiles in one comprehensive volume basic information from many diverse sources...the first historical work to cross this reviewer's desk in which the current, burgeoning scholarship devoted to the rediscovery of women composers has been incorporated without special comment, the volume is a model for future histories of music..
ARBA
This is an extremely comprehensive descriptive chronology of composers of piano or harpsichord music...an excellent volume that offers much to the reader..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810847033
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 1.09 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Harris (B.S., San Jose State University; B.S., M.S., Juilliard School of Music; D.M.A., University of Texas-Austin) joined the faculty at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 1964.

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