A History of Music in Western Culture / Edition 2by Mark Evan Bonds
Pub. Date: 02/28/2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall
A book that will enable the reader to have a greater understanding of music's role in our lives, this is a comprehensive study of the history of music from antiquity to the modern era. This book makes its subject matter lively and engaging by including loads of information in a way that the reader can easily grasp with its clearly-written narrative, use of illustrations, information boxes, composer profiles, and generous quantities of interesting material, such as composers' letters and critic's reviews of music throughout the ages. This book maintains the traditional divisions of music history: Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century, all connected by themes such as texture, melody, harmony, rhythm, and composers, which allow the reader to compare and contrast the different elements of musical style throughout the ages. For musicians, music journalists, or any persons in the field of music that need to gain information about music in a historical perspective.
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Table of Contents
PROLOGUE: MUSIC IN ANTIQUITY.
I. THE MEDIEVAL ERA.
1. Plainchant and Secular Monophony.
2. Polyphony to 1300.
3. Music in the 14th Century.
II. MUSIC OF THE RENAISSANCE.
4. The Emergence of Renaissance Style.
Consonance and Dissonance: Trusting the Ear. Sonority: The Contenance Angloise. Texture: Pervading Imitation. Josquin's Ave Maria...virgo serena and the Style of the Renaissance.
5. The Genres of Renaissance Music, 1420-1520.
Sacred Vocal Music. Secular Vocal Music. Instrumental Music.
6. Music in the 16th Century.
Secular Vocal Music. Sacred Vocal Music. Instrumental Music in the 16th Century. Mannerism.
III. THE BAROQUE ERA.
7. The New Practice.
8. Vocal Music, 1600-1650.
9. Vocal Music, 1650-1750.
10. Instrumental Music, 1600-1750.
IV. THE CLASSICAL ERA.
11. The Art of the Natural.
12. Instrumental Music in the Classical Era.
13. Vocal Music in the Classical Era.
V. THE 19TH CENTURY.
14. The Age of the Tone-Poet.
15. Orchestral Music, 1800-1850.
16. Piano Music, Chamber Music, Song.
17. Dramatic and Sacred Music.
18. Orchestral Music, 1850-1900.
VI. THE 20TH CENTURY.
19. The Growth of Pluralism.
20. The Search for New Sounds: 1890-1940.
21. Beyond Tonality.
22. The Tonal Tradition.
23. New Currents after 1940.
Epilogue: Music at the Beginning of the 21st Century.
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