Music: An Appreciation Brief Edition with 5-CD Set / Edition 7

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Whether from a concert stage or in front of a classroom, Roger Kamien knows how to connect with an audience. It is his unique combination of a performer's musical sensibility and a teacher's understanding of what works with students that has made that has made the Brief Edition of Music: An Appreciation the most widely-used text of its kind. The book's impeccable scholarship, clear presentation of musical elements and history, carefully chosen repertoire of musical selections, and insightful listening guides have been its hallmarks from the first edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077433536
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Sales rank: 306,130
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.90 (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

Listening Outlines Listed by Composer
Pt. I Elements 1
1 Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color 2
2 Performing Media: Voices and Instruments 11
3 Rhythm 38
4 Music Notation 45
5 Melody 50
6 Harmony 56
7 Key 60
8 Musical Texture 67
9 Musical Form 72
10 Performance 78
11 Musical Style 83
Pt. II The Middle Ages 87
1 Music in the Middle Ages (450-1450) 88
2 Gregorian Chant 91
3 Secular Music in the Middle Ages 96
4 The Development of Polyphony: Organum 98
5 Fourteenth-Century Music: The "New Art" in Italy and France 101
Pt. III The Renaissance 107
1 Music in the Renaissance (1450-1600) 108
2 Sacred Music in the Renaissance 113
3 Secular Music in the Renaissance 118
4 The Venetian School: From Renaissance to Baroque 126
Pt. IV The Baroque Period 131
1 Baroque Music (1600-1750) 133
2 Music in Baroque Society 140
3 The Concerto Grosso and Ritornello Form 143
4 The Fugue 147
5 The Elements of Opera 152
6 Opera in the Baroque Era 157
7 Claudio Monteverdi 159
8 Henry Purcell 162
9 The Baroque Sonata 165
10 Arcangelo Corelli 166
11 Antonio Vivaldi 167
12 Johann Sebastian Bach 172
13 The Baroque Suite 179
14 The Chorale and Church Cantata 181
15 The Oratorio 191
16 George Frideric Handel 192
Pt. V The Classical Period 207
1 The Classical Style (1750-1820) 208
2 Composer, Patron, and Public in the Classical Period 215
3 Sonata Form 218
4 Theme and Variations 223
5 Minuet and Trio 226
6 Rondo 229
7 The Classical Symphony 230
8 The Classical Concerto 232
9 Classical Chamber Music 233
10 Joseph Haydn 234
11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 244
12 Ludwig Van Beethoven 271
Pt. VI The Romantic Period 295
1 Romanticism in Music (1820-1900) 296
2 Romantic Composers and Their Public 305
3 The Art Song 308
4 Franz Schubert 310
5 Robert Schumann 319
6 Clara Wieck Schumann 325
7 Frederic Chopin 329
8 Franz Liszt 336
9 Felix Mendelssohn 341
10 Program Music 348
11 Hector Berlioz 351
12 Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Music 362
13 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 368
14 Bedrich Smetana 375
15 Antonin Dvorak 377
16 Johannes Brahms 385
17 Giuseppe Verdi 396
18 Giacomo Puccini 404
19 Richard Wagner 415
20 Gustav Mahler 426
Pt. VII The Twentieth Century 433
1 Musical Styles: 1900-1950 434
2 Music and Musicians in Society 446
3 Impressionism and Symbolism 448
4 Claude Debussy 450
5 Maurice Ravel 460
6 Neoslassicism 464
7 Igor Stravinsky 465
8 Expressionism 482
9 Arnold Schoenberg 484
10 Alban Berg 495
11 Anton Webern 501
12 Bela Bartok 504
13 Charles Ives 511
14 George Gershwin 517
15 Aaron Copland 523
16 Musical Styles Since 1950 528
17 Music Since 1950: Eight Representative Pieces 539
Pt. VIII Jazz
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