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Whether from a concert stage or at the front of a classroom, Roger Kamien knows how to reach an audience—blending intelligence and passion to lift music from the page and bring it to life. His unique combination of artistic and teaching skills makes Music: An Appreciation, Brief Edition an invaluable tool for students wanting to learn more about music.

This best-selling textbook introduces students to perceptive listening and provides an engaging introduction to musical elements, forms, and stylistic periods. It is organized chronologically, but individual sections can be addressed in any order, for a variety of teaching approaches. Musical notation is included but is not required to understand the popular listening guides featured in the text, which focus students’ attention on musical events as they unfold.

This edition moves the content of the companion multi-media CD-ROM to the Online Learning Center providing open access for all students to the many activities, video instrument demonstrations, and additional recordings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077216665
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 6/14/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Kamien received his B.A. in Musicology from Columbia and his M.A. and PhD. from Princeton. Kamien taught for 2 years at Hunter College and for 20 years at Queens College, where he coordinated the music appreciation courses. In 1983, he was appointed to the Zubin Mehta Chair in Musicology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to Music: An Appreciation, Prof. Kamien has written numerous articles and reviews, co-wrote A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, and edited the Norton Scores. He is an accomplished pianist and, in recent years, has formed a two-piano team with his wife, Anita.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Part I Elements

Performer Box: Roger Kamien's performance of Chopin's Prelude in E Minor

1. Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color
Pitch: Highness or Lowness of Sound
Dynamics
Tone Color
Listening Outlines, Vocal Music Guides, and the Properties of Sound
The Firebird, Scene 2 by Igor StravinskyLISTENING OUTLINE
C-Jam Blues, by Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra
LISTENING OUTLINE

2. Performing Media: Voices and Instruments

Voices

Musical Instruments

String Instruments

Woodwind Instruments

Brass Instruments

Percussion Instruments

Keyboard Instruments

Electronic Instruments

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op.34, by Benjamin Britten
LISTENING OUTLINE

3. Rhythm

Beat

Meter

Accent and Syncopation

Tempo

4. Music Notation

Notating Pitch

Notating Rhythm

Notating Silence (Rests)

Notating Meter

The Score

5. Melody

6. Harmony

Consonance and Dissonance

The Triad

Broken Chords (Arpegios)

Prelude in E Minor for Piano, Op. 28, No.4, by Frederic Chopin
LISTENING OUTLINE
PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE: Pianist Roger Kamien playing Chopin's Prelude in E Minor

7. Key

The Major Scale

The Minor Scale

The Key Signature

The Chromatic Scale

Modulation: Change of Key

Tonic Key

8. Musical Texture

Monophonic Texture

Polyphonic Texture

Homophonic Texture

Changes of Texture

Farandole from L'Arlesienne (The Woman from Arles) Suite No.2, by Georges Bizet
LISTENING OUTLINE

9. Musical Form

Techniques That Create Musical Form

Repetition

Contrast

Variation

Types of Musical Form

Three-Part (Ternary) Form: A B A

Dance of the Reed Pipes from Nutcracker Suite, by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
LISTENING OUTLINE

Two-Part (Binary) Form: A B

Contradance No. 7 in E Flat from Twelve Contradances for Orchestra, by Ludwig van Beethoven
LISTENING OUTLINE

Listening for Form

10. Musical Style
Part II The Middle Ages And Renaissance

Performer Box: Andrew Parrott

1. Music In The Middle Ages (450-1450)

Gregorian Chant

The Church Modes

Alleluia: Vidimus stellam (We have seen his star)
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

O Successores (You successors) by Hildegard of Bingen
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

Secular Music in the Middle Ages

Estampie

The Development of Polyphony: Organum

School of Notre Dame: Measured Rhythm

Fourteenth-Century Music: The "New Art" in France

Guilaume de Machaut

Puis qu'en oubli sui de vous (Since I am forgotten by you
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

Notre Dame Mass: Agnus Dei
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE
PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE: Andrew Parrott conducting the Agnus Dei from Machaut's Notre Dame Mass

2. Music In The Renaissance (1450-1600)
Characteristics of Renaissance Music

Word and Music

Texture

Rhythm and Melody

Sacred Music in the Renaissance

Josquin Desprez and the Renaissance Motet

Ave Maria...virgo serena (Hail Mary...serene virgin
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

Palestrina and the Renaissance Mass

Pope Marcellus Mass: Kyrie

Secular Music in the Renaissance

Vocal Music: The Renaissance Madrigal

As Vesta Was Descending, by Thomas Weelkes
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

Instrumental Music

Passamezzo and Galiard, by Pierre Fransisque Caroubel, from Terpsichore, by Michael Praetorius
Part III The Baroque Period

Performer Box: Jeanne Lamon

1. Baroque Music (1600-1750)

Characteristics of Baroque Music

Unity of Mood

Rhythm

Melody

Dynamics

Texture

Chords and the Basso Continuo (Figured Bass)

Words and Music

The Baroque Orchestra

Baroque Forms

2. Music In Baroque Society

3. The Concerto Grosso And Ritornello Form

Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D Major, by Johann Sebastian Bach: First Movement
LISTENING OUTLINE

4. The Fugue
Organ Fugue in G Minor (Little Fugue), by Johann Sebastian Bach
LISTENING OUTLINE

5. The Elements Of Opera

6. Opera In The Baroque Era

7. Claudio Monteverdi

Orfeo (Orpheus)
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE: Tu se morta (You are dead)

8. Henry Purcell

Ground Bass

Dido and Aeneas
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE: Dido's Lament

9. The Baroque Sonata

Trio Sonata in A Minor, Op.3, No.10, by Arcangelo Corelli

10. Antonio Vivaldi

La Primavera (Spring), Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra, Op.8, No.1, from The Four SeasonsLISTENING OUTLINE: First MovementPERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE: Violinist Jeanne Lamon plays and conducts Vivaldi's 'Spring' Concerto

11. Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach's Music

12. The Baroque Suite

Suite No.3 in D Major, by Johann Sebastian Bach

13. The Chorale And Church Cantata

The Church Cantata

Cantata No.140: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Awake, a voice is calling us) by Johann Sebastian Bach
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDES: Fourth Movement; Seventh Movement

14. The Oratorio

15. George Frideric Handel

Handel's Music

Messiah
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDES: Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted; Hallelujah Chorus
Part IV The Classical Period

Performer Box: Murray Perahia

1. The Classical Style (1750-1820)

Characteristics of the Classical Style

Contrast of Mood

Rhythm

Texture

Melody

Dynamics and the Piano

The End of the Basso Continuo

The Classical Orchestra

Classical Forms

2. Composer, Patron, And Public In The Classical Period

Vienna

3. Sonata Form

Exposition

Development

Recapitulation

Coda

Symphony No.40 in G Minor, K.550, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: First Movement
LISTENING OUTLINE

4. Theme And Variations

Symphony No.94 in G Major (Surprise), by Joseph Haydn: Second Movement
LISTENING OUTLINE

5. Minuet And Trio

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Third Movement
LISTENING OUTLINE

6. Rondo
String Quartet in C Minor, Op.18, No.4, by Ludwig van Beethoven: Fourth Movement
LISTENING OUTLINE

7. The Classical Symphony

8. The Classical Concerto

9. Classical Chamber Music

10. Joseph Hadyn

Haydn's Music

Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major: Third Movement

11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozart's Music

Don Giovanni

Act I: Excerpt from Opening Scene

Act 1: Madamina (Leporello's catalog aria)

Symphony No.40 in G. Minor, K.550

Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K.488
LISTENING OUTLINE: First Movement
PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE: Pianist Murray Perahia playing and conducting the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 488

12. Ludwig Van Beethoven

Beethoven's Music

Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)

Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67
LISTENING OUTLINES: First Movement; Second Movement
Part V The Romantic Period

Performer Box: Pavarotti

1. Romanticism In Music (1820-1900)

Characteristics of Romantic Music

Individuality of Style

Expressive Aims and Subjects

Nationalism and Exoticism

Program Music

Expressive Tone Color

Colorful Harmony

Expanded Range of Dynamics, Pitch, and Tempo

Forms: Miniature and Monumental

2. Romantic Composers And Their Public

3. The Art Song

Strophic and Through-Composed Form

The Song Cycle

4. Franz Schubert

Schubert's Music

Erlkonig (The Erlking)
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

5. Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann's Music

Carnaval

6. Clara Wieck Schumann

Clara Wieck Schumann's Music

Liebst du um Schonheit (If you love for beauty)
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

7. Frédéric Chopin

Chopin's Music

Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op.9, No.2
LISTENING OUTLINE

Etude in C Minor, Op.9, No.12
LISTENING OUTLINE
Polonaise in A Flat Major, Op.53

8. Franz Liszt

Liszt's Music

Transcendental Etude No.10 in F Minor

9. Felix Mendelssohn

Mendelssohn's Music

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op.64: First Movement

10. Program Music

11. Hector Berlioz

Berlioz's Music

Symphonie fantastique (Fantastic Symphony)
LISTENING OUTLINE: Fourth Movement

12. Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Music

The Moldau, by Bedrich Smetana
LISTENING OUTLINE

13. Antonin Dvorak

Symphony No.9 in E Minor (From the New World)
LISTENING OUTLINE

14. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's Music

Romeo and Juliet, Overture-Fantasy

15. Johannes Brahms

Brahm's Music

Symphony No.3 in F Major, Op. 90
LISTENING OUTLINE: Third Movement

16. Giuseppe Verdi

Verdi's Music

Rigoletto

17. Giacomo Puccini

La Boheme
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE: Act 1: From Mimi's entrance through Che gelida manina
PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE: Tenor Luciano Pavarotti singing the part of Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme

18. Richard Wagner

Wagner's Music

Die Walkure (The Valkyrie)
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE: Act I, Love Scene, Conclusion
Part VI The Twentieth Century

Performer Box: Bessie Smith

1. Musical Styles: 1900-1950

1900-1945: An Age of Musical Diversity

Characteristics of Twentieth-Century Music

Tone Color

Harmony

(Consonance and dissonance; New chord structures)

Alternatives to the Traditional Tonal System

Rhythm

Melody

2. Music and Musicians in Society

3. Impressionism and Symbolism

French Impressionist Painting

French Symbolist Poetry

4. Claude Debussy

Debussy's Music

Prelude a L'Apres-midi d'un faune (Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
LISTENING OUTLINE

5. Neoclassicism

6. Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky's Music

Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)
LISTENING OUTLINE: Part I, Introduction, Omens of Spring--Dances of the Youths and Maidens, Ritual of Abduction

7. Expressionism

8. Arnold Schoenberg

Schoenberg's Music

Atonality

The Twelve-Tone System

Pierrot lunaire, Op.21VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE: Mondestruncken (Moondrunk)

A Survivor from Warsaw, Op.46
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE

9. Alban Berg

Wozzeck

10. Anton Webern

Webern's Music

Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op.10
LISTENING OUTLINE: Third Piece

11. Béla Bartók

Bartok's Music

Concerto for Orchestra
LISTENING OUTLINE: Second Movement

12. Charles Ives

Ives's Music

Putnam's Camp, Redding, Connceticut, from Three Places in New England

13. George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

14. William Grant Still

Afro-American Symphony
LISTENING OUTLINE: Third Movement

15. Aaron Copland

Appalachian Spring
LISTENING OUTLINE: Theme and Variations on Simple Gifts

16. Musical Styles Since 1945

Characteristics of Music since 1945

Increased Use of the Twelve-Tone System

Extensions of the Twelve-Tone System: Serialism

Chance Music

Minimalist Music

Musical Quotation

Return to Tonality

Electronic Music

"Liberation of Sound"

Mixed Media

Rhythm and Form

17. Music Since 1945: Four Representative Pieces

Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, by John Cage

Sonata II

Poeme electronique (Electronic Poem), by Edgard Varese
LISTENING OUTLINE: Opening Segment

Short Ride in a Fast Machine, by John Adams
LISTENING OUTLINE

Concerto Grosso 1985, by Elen Taaffe Zwilich
LISTENING OUTLINE: First Movement

18. Jazz

Jazz in Society

Roots of Jazz

Ragtime

Blues

Lost Your Head Blues, by Bessie Smith
VOCAL MUSIC GUIDE
PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE: Bessie Smith singing Lost Your Head Blues
Elements of Jazz

Tone Color

Improvisation

Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony

Jazz Styles

New Orleans Style

Hotter Than That, by Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five
LISTENING OUTLINE

Swing

Bebop

Bloomdido, by Charlie Parker

Cool Jazz

Free Jazz

Jazz Rock (Fusion)

Miles Runs the Voodoo Down, by Miles Davis

19. The American Musical And Music In Film

Musical Theater

Elements of the Musical

Development of the Musical

Leonard Bernstein

West Side Story
LISTENING OUTLINE: Tonight Ensemble

20. Rock

Development of Rock

Elements of Rock

Tone Color

Rhythm

Form, Melody, and Harmony

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club

Band, by the Beatles
Part VII Nonwestern Music

Performer Box: Ravi Shenkar

1. Music In Nonwestern Cultures

Characteristics of Nonwestern Music

Oral Tradition

Improvisation

Voices

Instruments

Melody, Rhythm, and Texture

Interaction between Nonwestern and Western Music

2. Music In Sub-Saharan Africa

Music in Society

Elements of African Music

Rhythm and Percussion

Vocal Music

Texture

African Instruments

Idiophones

Membranophones

Aerophones and Chordophones

Ompeh
LISTENING OUTLINE

3. Classical Music Of India
Performers

Improvisation

Elements of Indian Classical Music

Melodic Structure: Raga

Rhythmic Structure: Tala

Instruments
Maru-Bihag, by Ravi Shankar
PERFORMANCE PERSPECTIVE: Sitar player Ravi Shankar performing Maru-Bihag
Appendixes
1. Glossary And Example Locator
2. Chronology

3. Recordings

Acknowledgments

Index
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