More than Mozart: Listening to and Appreciating Classical Music (Portable Professor Series)

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PORTABLE PROFESSOR™ is a series of exciting and informative lectures recorded by some of today's most renowned university and college professors. Each course introduces listeners to fascinating, and sometimes startling, insights into the intellectual forces that shape our understanding of the world. Each package includes 14 riveting lectures presented by notable professors as well as a book-length course guide.

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Overview

PORTABLE PROFESSOR™ is a series of exciting and informative lectures recorded by some of today's most renowned university and college professors. Each course introduces listeners to fascinating, and sometimes startling, insights into the intellectual forces that shape our understanding of the world. Each package includes 14 riveting lectures presented by notable professors as well as a book-length course guide.

Music is experienced temporally as well as aurally, passing before our ears in an instant yet creating a cumulative emotional dynamic that amounts to far more than the sum of its parts. In this inviting series of lectures that is neither history nor theory, Professor Richard Freedman trains the listener to better discern the color and texture in music, to distinguish among its rhythmic patterns, and to recognize certain established classical forms.

COURSE LECTURES

  1. Preliminary Thoughts and Encouragements
  2. On Musical Timbre
  3. Listening to Texture
  4. Listening to Melody
  5. Listening to Rhythm and Meter
  6. Listening to Harmony
  7. Kinds of Music
  8. Concerning Musical Representation
  9. Listening to Musical History
  10. Listening to Musical Forms: Sectional
  11. Listening to Musical Forms: Continuous
  12. Hearing Minuets, and Other Dance Forms
  13. Sonatas and Cycles
  14. Fantasy and Fugue

Richard Freedman is Chair of the Department of Music at Haverford College, where he teaches music history. His interests range from the music of sixteenth-century France and Italy to jazz and the music of South Asia. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught before joining the faculty at Haverford in 1986. He has published numerous articles and books on the history of music, including The Chansons of Orlando di Lasso and Their Protestant Listeners: Music, Piety, and Print in Sixteenth-Century France.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760750131
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 5/3/2004
  • Series: Portable Professor Series
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 8 CDs Book-length Course Gu
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.04 (d)

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  • Posted December 29, 2011

    a helpful guide

    There's a mix-up with tracks in CD 6, Lecture 12: the music presented in the track 11 is not Handel's Harmonious Blacksmith, it is actually an Aria by the same composer in B flat major. As I bought the set years ago I'm not sure if the problem has been solved. Another fact that is overlooked is that Gounoud inserted an extra bar (mesure) in Bach's Prelude 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier (book One). He did this to adapt his tune "Ave Maria" to the pre-existing piece.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2005

    Appreciated 'More Than Mozart'

    In contrast to another reviewer, I found the ¿More than Mozart¿ volume of the Portable Professor series to be very enlightening, and it was not a mere listing of musical terms. In line with how Barnes & Noble bills the Professor series, this set would be appropriate for someone wanting an introductory taste of music-appreciation at a college level. Dr. Freedman¿s lectures have a logical flow, as ideas from early lectures are developed in later ones. He explains well how classical music is patterned and structured, and I definitely came away with a better understanding of the genre. The audio CD¿s are also an ideal medium for this subject matter, considering concepts can be easily exemplified with musical passages, something a standard book couldn¿t deliver. I feel I got my money¿s worth and would recommend ¿MTM.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2004

    Good Overall Review of Music

    A decent overview of musical forms and styles, but not a tremendous amount of depth. I personally came away with a feeling that I'd been presented with a laundry list of musical terms defined, rather than a good, in-depth discussion of the joy of listening to great music. Over the course of several hours, I never got the impression that the professor has a real passion for the subject.

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