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Overview


Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition, Third Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to add rich detail to the compelling story of Western music. This brief and accessible narrative of music history features numerous works of art, literature, and music that immerse the reader in the historical and intellectual contexts of musical styles.

In addition, the thoroughly updated and revised third edition:

* Includes the most current historiography
* Clarifies the interconnections and divisions between musical periods, moving away from "periodization" terms
* Offers an updated and comprehensive timeline
* Expands the final chapter with additional recent works and more reflection on postmodernism
* Features a unique anthology-free design that allows instructors the flexibility to choose their own musical examples (a correlation guide to the major score anthologies is included in the Companion Website)

The third edition is also enhanced by a new Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/seaton) with study aids, teaching tips, chapter synopses, review and quiz materials, and listening recommendations. Also included are questions for study and reflection, guidance for research and writing in music history, and hints for pronouncing church Latin, as well as a correlation guide to the major score anthologies.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Seaton's approach beautifully addresses the issue of music history's 'relevance,' contributing to students' wider understanding of the world and encouraging them to think critically about ways in which their own ideas and cultures shape them as musical performers and listeners."--Angela Mariani, from a review in Journal of Music History Pedagogy

"Seaton's writing style is very fine--elegant and clear--an excellent model. . . . It really is interesting to read, and it leaves a lot of room for the instructor to choose the listening selections."--Carol Padgham Albrecht, University of Idaho

"I enjoy the flexibility that this book allows in selecting which pieces to use in and out of class, whether in an existing anthology, online, in a course-pack, or in the library. . . . This is an outstanding textbook, and the only one I feel comfortable asking my students to purchase. "--Jay Grymes, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

"When I was reading this text, it was as if I were reading a new novel for my own pleasure. The book is beautifully written, clear, and concise. . . . Though Seaton's writing is as scholarly as any I've read, it is immediately readable, logical, and utterly enjoyable."--Virginia Boaz, East Texas Baptist University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195379884
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 413,971
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Douglass Seaton is Warren D. Allen Professor of Music at The Florida State University.

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Table of Contents

1. MUSIC IN CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY
Music in the Life and Philosophy of Ancient Greece
Music and the Doctrine of Ethos
Characteristics of Music
Greek Music Theory
Music in Ancient Rome

2. THE EARLY CHRISTIAN PERIOD
The Growth of the Christian Church and Its Music
The Jewish Heritage
The Diversification of Practice
The Eastern Influence
Local European Practices

3. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CATHOLIC TRADITION
The Political-Cultural Situation at the Beginning of the Ninth Century
The Roman Liturgy
The Divine Office
Mass
Aesthetic Considerations Regarding the Chant
The Musical Style of the Chant
The Music Theory of the Chant
Later Developments in the Liturgical Chant
The Trope
Liturgical Drama

4. MEDIEVAL SECULAR SONG AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
Secular Music before the Eleventh Century
Latin Songs
Epics and Minstrels
Troubadours and Trouvères
German Court Music
Monophonic Songs in Other Regions
Italy
Spain and Portugal
Britain
Instruments
String Instruments
Wind Instruments
Percussion Instruments
Organs
The Use of Instruments

5. THE DEVELOPMENT OF POLYPHONY
The Significance of Polyphony
Carolingian Polyphony
Romanesque Developments
Free Organum
Rhythmic Independence
Florid Organum and Discant
Gothic Thinking and Style
Notre Dame Polyphony
Rhythmic Order in Organum: Leonin
Perotin
Cadences
The Motet
Late Thirteenth-Century Developments
New Developments in Rhythmic Notation
Hocket
Symbolic Values in Medieval Polyphony

6. MUSIC IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY
The Increasing Secularization of Culture
Ars Nova
Isorhythm
The Roman de Fauvel
Form in Secular Song
Guillaume de Machaut
Ars Subtilior
The Italian Trecento
Cadence Patterns in the Fourteenth Century
English Polyphony
Gymel and English Discant
Secular Music: Rota

7. HUMANISM AND MUSIC
The Rise of a Humanist World View
The Hundred Years' War and English Music on the Continent
John Dunstaple
The New Style on the Continent
Guillaume Du Fay
Gilles Binchois
Polyphonic Cadences
The Idea of a New Music

8. THE SPREAD OF NEW MUSICAL IDEAS AND PRACTICES TO 1600
The Growth of the Renaissance Musical Style in the North .
Johannes Ockeghem
The Next Generation of Franco-Netherlands Composers
Josquin des Prez
The Ascendancy of the Northern Style
Music for Social Use
Regional Variations of the Cosmopolitan Style in Secular Music
The French Chanson
English Music
German Music
Spanish Repertoires
The Italian Frottola and Madrigal
The Poetic Model for Musical Expression

9. INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
The Place of Instruments
Instruments and their Combinations
Consorts
Broken Consorts
Plucked Instruments
Keyboard Instruments
Tablature
Instruments and Vocal Music
Instrumental Adaptations of Vocal Music and Genres
Instrumental Genres
Dances
Variations
Instrumental Pieces in the Style of Improvisations

10. THE REFORMATION AND MUSIC
The Background of the Reformation
The Music of the Lutheran Reformation
The Calvinist Reformation
The Reformation in England
The Counter-Reformation
Palestrina
Tomás Luis de Victoria and Roland de Lassus
Faith, Music, and the Power of Words

11. THE CLOSE OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY
Italian Music at the End of the Sixteenth Century
Mannerism
The Italian Style in England
France
The Venetian Style
The Significance of Late Humanist Styles

12. RATIONALISM AND ITS IMPACT ON MUSIC
An Age of Reason
Aesthetic Considerations
The Doctrine of Affections
The Florentine Camerata
Monody and the Basso Continuo
Concertato
Seconda Pratica
Expression of New Ideas in New Styles

13. NEW GENRES AND STYLES IN THE AGE OF RATIONALISM
Three Styles
The Creation of Opera
First Experiments in Opera
Orfeo
Developments in Italian Opera
Stylistic Trends
Vocal Chamber Music
Texture and Form
Sacred Music
The Sacred Concerto
Oratorio
Seventeenth-Century Instrumental Music
The Fantasia
The Sonata
Sets of Variations
Dance Music
Improvisatory Instrumental Music

14. THE LATE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
French Opera in the Seventeenth Century
Historical Context
The Beginnings of French Opera
French Operatic Style
English Music in the Seventeenth Century
The First Stuarts
The Commonwealth
The Restoration
Italian Opera
The Cantata and Other Vocal Chamber Music
German Musical Genres
Keyboard Music
Musical Drama
The Development of Instrumental Forms and Idioms
Style Developments in Instrumental Music
Fugue
The Suite
The Ensemble Sonata
Concerto

15. THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
The Late Rationalist Period
Opera Seria - Handel and Others
The Intermezzo
Opera in France
Handel and the Oratorio
Germany
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach's Early Career
The Court of Weimar
The Court of Cöthen
The City of Leipzig
Bach's Culmination of Stylistic Tradition

16. NEW CURRENTS IN THE EARLY EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
New Directions in Thinking and Style
The Development of the Tonal System
The Idea of the Galant
In France
Outside of France
French and Italian Operatic Comedy
La Guerre des Bouffons
The empfindsamer Stil
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Keyboard Instruments
Song
Structure in Early Eighteenth-Century Instrumental Music
Developments in Instrumental Music

17. THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE CLASSIC STYLE
The Enlightenment
The Classic Outlook
Musicians in Late Eighteenth-Century Society
Contrasting Careers for Classical Musicians: Haydn and Mozart
Franz Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Comic Opera in the Early Enlightenment
Opera Seria and Opera Reform
Instrumental Genres and the Sonata Plan
The Symphony
The String Quartet
The Keyboard Sonata
The Concerto
The Divertimento
The Sonata Form and Its Variants
Harmonic Plan
Thematic Plan
Outline of Sonata Form
Some Terminological Clarification
Applications of the Sonata Procedure
Expression and Function

18. THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
The Position of Haydn and Mozart
Chamber Music
Symphony
Concerto
Mozart's Mature Operas
Opera Seria
Singspiel
Collaboration with Da Ponte
A Finale in the Popular Theater
A New Model for Expression
The Enlightenment Beethoven
Beethoven's Early Years in Bonn
Beethoven's First Decade in Vienna
The Music of Beethoven's First Vienna Period
The American Colonies and the early United States

19. THE RISE OF THE ROMANTIC MOVEMENT
Philosophical Roots of Romantic Thought
Politics, Economics, and Social Change
The Concept of Organic Unity
Romantic Art
Themes in Romantic Art
Techniques of Romantic Art
The Romantic Movement in the History of Musical Style
Beethoven from 1802
Beethoven and the Artist as Hero
Beethoven's Heroic Style
Beethoven's Sketchbooks
Beethoven's Personal Life in His Middle Period
Beethoven's Last Period
Beethoven's Influence on Nineteenth-Century Music
The Romantic Lied
Franz Schubert
Early Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera
Gioacchino Rossini
Opera in France
German Romantic Opera
The Social Context for Music in the Nineteenth Century

20. DEVELOPMENTS IN ROMANTICISM TO 1850
The Context for Romanticism to the Middle of the Nineteenth Century
Composers' Lifestyles
Composers' Literary and Artistic Activities
Romantic Lyricism in Italian Opera
Style
Performance Practice
Giuseppe Verdi
French Grand Opera
The Cult of Virtuosity
Some "Serious" Performers
Lyricism and Virtuosity - Chopin
Salons and Drawing Rooms
Instrumental Genres in Romantic Music
Piano Music
Orchestral Music
Romantic Musical Style
Expansion of Sound Vocabulary
Romantic Harmony
Form in Romantic Music
Recognition of the Musical Heritage
The Midpoint of the Nineteenth Century

21. THE SECOND HALF OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
The New German School
The Artwork of the Future
Wagner's Music Dramas
Wagner's Librettos
Wagner's Musical Style
Wagner in Social and Political History
Late Romanticism
Austria
France
Italy
Influences of the New German Style
Progressives in Vienna
Richard Strauss
Alexander Skryabin
Realism in Late Nineteenth-Century Opera
Exoticism
Late Nineteenth-Century National Styles
Bohemia
Russia
Nationalism in Other Countries
The Situation at the End of the Nineteenth Century

22. THE ARRIVAL OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
A Turning Point in Artistic Ideas and Styles
Impressionism
Claude Debussy
Diffusion and Limits of Impression
The Aesthetics of Ugliness
Primitivism
Expressionism
Arnold Schoenberg
Alban Berg
Advantages and Problems in Atonal Expressionism
An American Original: Charles Ives

23. MODERNISM AND THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS
Modernism
A Period of Readjustment
The Twelve-Tone Method of Composition
Schoenberg after 1920
Adaptations of the Twelve-Tone Method
Toward Serialism
Artistic Objectivity
Neoclassicism
France
Stravinsky's Neoclassic Music and Thought
Germany
New Tonal Theory
The Influence of Regional Musics
The Music of Socialist Realism in the Soviet Union
The United States
Jazz
Incorporating Jazz into Traditional Genres
The Avant-Garde
American Experimentalists

24. IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
History and Contemporary Music
Composers in Late-Twentieth-Century Society
Total Control
The Exploration of New Timbres: Extended Techniques
Electronic Music
Computers
The Performer
Indeterminacy
Indeterminacy, Performers, and Computers
Aesthetic Issues
Postmodernism
Postmodernism in Music
Postmodern Composer and Listener
Diversity in Styles Based on the Western Tradition
Juxtapositions and Fusions with Non-Western Musics
Minimalism
Mixed-Media and Performance-Oriented Music
Jazz and Popular Music
Jazz
Rock Music
The Situation at the Dawn of the Twenty-first Century

Appendix: Timeline

Index

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