Generations of students have developed a love of music and focused listening skills through the enjoyable prose, high-quality recordings, unmatched Listening Charts, and historical context in Listen.
In the eighth edition this classic text gets a fresh face, with a new design that enhances its clarity and accessibility, new features that help students review and synthesize important concepts, new perspectives on twentieth-century music, and new repertory that enhances students’ exposure to the forms and genres of classical music. With an array of media options including CDs, downloads, and LaunchPad with streaming music, Listen works well for any course format and any budget.
Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)
Meet the Author
JOSEPH KERMAN, Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, and GARY TOMLINSON, University of Pennsylvania, are leading musicologists and music educators. Between them, their course offerings encompass harmony and ear training, opera, world music, interdisciplinary studies, seminars in music history and criticism, and—many times—Introduction to Music for non-major students.
Kerman's books include Opera as Drama (second edition, 1988), Contemplating Music (1985), The Art of the Fugue (2005), and studies of Beethoven and William Byrd. His lectures as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard in 1997-1998 were published as Concerto Conversations (1999).
Tomlinson, a former MacArthur Fellow, is the author of Monteverdi and the End of the Renaissance (1987), Music in Renaissance Magic (1993), Metaphysical Song: An Essay on Opera (1999), and The Singing of the New World (2006). He has also published on jazz and music historiography.