Music in Western Civilization, Volume II: The Enlightenment to the Present / Edition 1

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0495008664 BRAND NEW W/FAST SHIPPING! This item is: Music in Western Civilization, Volume IIThe Enlightenment to the Present, 1st Ed., by Craig Wright Bryan R. Simms; FORMAT: ... Bound Book; ISBN: 9780495008668. Choose Expedited for fastest shipping! Our 98%+ rating proves our commitment! We cannot ship to PO Boxes/APO Addresses or outside the continental U.S. To avoid ordering the wrong item, please check your item's ISBN number! Read more Show Less

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Understand music in context with MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, VOLUME II: THE ENLIGHTENMENT TO THE PRESENT! Clear and easy-to-understand, this music text provides you with the tools you need to succeed in this course. With a focus on the history of music in the wider context of Western civilization, you will see how study of music history is important to the practice and performance of music today. Numerous full-color photographs, maps, and timelines give you a sense of the place of music within the arts and humanities in the West. Class preparation is made easy with the book-specific website that contains features such as additional musical selections, a music glossary, unit resources, and more.

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"[The writing] was the book's principle strength. It is a truly accessible book…Students might even become better writers by reading this textbook! It's probably alone in its field in this respect, and I can't praise it enough."

"Finally a textbook that examines the history if music in the wider context of Western civilization. The reader gets a clear sense of how music functioned in society."

"The writing is focused, vivid, and engaging—-the strongest I have seen in a college textbook for majors studying Western art music. The author excels at breathing life into the works of prominent composers, and at setting in sharp relief the historical and cultural circumstances that engendered them."

"Short chapters delineate material into "user-friendly" segments."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495008668
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Craig M. Wright received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1972. He began his teaching career at the University of Kentucky and for the past 40 years has been teaching at Yale University, where he is currently the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music. At Yale, Wright's courses include his perennially popular introductory course "Listening to Music," also part of the offerings of Open Yale Courses, and his selective seminar "Exploring the Nature of Genius." He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on composers ranging from Leoninus to Bach. Wright has also been the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Einstein and Kinkeldey Awards of the American Musicological Society, and the Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago. And in 2010, he was elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining fellow inductee banjo player Steve Martin. Wright has also published LISTENING TO MUSIC, CHINESE EDITION (Schirmer Cengage Learning/Three Union Press, 2012), translated and simplified by Profs. Li Xiujung (China Conservatory, Beijing) and Yu Zhigang (Central Conservatory, Beijing), both of whom worked with Wright at Yale; THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC (Schirmer Cengage Learning, 2012); and MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE (Schirmer Cengage Learning, 2010), with coauthor Bryan Simms. He is presently at work on a volume entitled MOZART'S BRAIN: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF GENIUS.

Bryan R. Simms (Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1966; Ph.D., Yale University, 1971) has taught since 1976 at the University of Southern California, where he has been director of graduate studies and is currently chair of the department of musicology. He is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Fulbright Foundation. He is the author of books and articles on topics in twentieth-century music and music theory, including MUSIC OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (Schirmer 1996) and, most recently, THE ATONAL MUSIC OF ARNOLD SCHOENBERG, 1908-1923 (Oxford University Press).

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Table of Contents

PART V: THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE CLASSICAL ERA. 41. Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Opera. 42. Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Orchestral Music. 43. Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Keyboard Music. 44. Classical Music in Vienna. 45. Joseph Haydn: Instrumental Music. 46. Joseph Haydn: Late Symphonies and Vocal Music. 47. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Instrumental Music. 48. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vocal Music. 49. The Early Music of Beethoven. 50. Beethoven's Middle Period: 1802-1814. 51. After the Congress of Vienna: Beethoven's Late Music. PART VI: ROMANTICISM. MUSICAL INTERLUDE 6. MUSIC IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY: THE ROMANTIC PERIOD. 52. Franz Schubert. 53. Music in Paris Under Louis Philippe: Berlioz and Chopin. 54. Leipzig and the Gewandhaus: Mendelssohn and the Schumanns. 55. German Opera in the Nineteenth Century: Weber and Wagner. 56. Opera in Italy: Rossini and Verdi. 57. Nationalism and Virtuosity: Franz Liszt. 58. Vienna in the Late Nineteenth Century: Brahms and Bruckner. 59. Music and Ballet in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky. 60. Vienna at the turn of the Twentieth Century: Gustav and Alma Mahler. 61. England at the End of the Romantic Period: Elgar and Vaughan Williams. 62. Opera in Milan After Verdi: Puccini, Toscanini, and Mascagni. 63. Paris of the Belle Epoque: Debussy, Faure, and Lili Boulanger. PART VII: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. MUSICAL INTERLUDE 7. MUSIC SINCE 1900. 64. Richard Strauss in Berlin. 65. Music in Russian During the Silver Age: Igor Stravinsky. 66. Atonality: Schoenberg and Scriabin. 67. French Music at the Time of World War I: Ravel and Satie. 68. Music in Paris After World War I: Stravinsky and the Six. 69. Vienna in the Aftermath of War: Twelve-Tone Methods. 70. Musical Theater in Germany in the 1920's: Berg and Weill. 71. Bela Bartok and Hungarian Folk Music. 72. Early Jazz. 73. Paul Hindemith and Music in Nazi Germany. 74. Music in Soviet Russia: Prokofiev and Shostakovich. 75. Self-Reliance in American Music: Ives, Seeger, and Nancarrow. 76. American Composers Return from Europe: Copland and Barber. 77. Tin Pan Alley and the Broadway Musical. PART VIII: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. MUSICAL INTERLUDE 8. AFTER WORLD WAR II. 78. Reflections on War: Britten, Penderecki, and Others. 79. Twelve-Tone Music and Serialism After World War II. 80. Alternatives to Serialism: Chance, Electronics, Textures. 81. Harlem in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s: Big Bands, Bebop, and Cool Jazz. MUSICAL INTERLUDE 9. THE BIRTH OF ROCK. 82. Music of the 1960s and 1970s: Live Processes, Minimalism, Metric Modulations. 83. Returning to the Known: Music of the Recent Past.

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