The Essential Listening to Music (with Audio CD and Music CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card) / Edition 6by Craig Wright
THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC draws on the strengths of author Craig Wright's larger volumes--outstanding listening resources, clear writing, state-of-the-art online resources--and delivers them in a direct, conversational style that is designed to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. In this concise book, scholar and master-teacher Wright focuses on the… See more details below
THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC draws on the strengths of author Craig Wright's larger volumes--outstanding listening resources, clear writing, state-of-the-art online resources--and delivers them in a direct, conversational style that is designed to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. In this concise book, scholar and master-teacher Wright focuses on the key concepts and works presented within a typical Music Appreciation course, avoids lengthy discussions on side topics, and includes a set of integrated digital resources that make it easy--and fun--for you to master the material. THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC is approximately 60 percent shorter than the large volume and is priced much lower than our larger texts. This chronological text discusses musical examples from each historical period, each discussed within its social context. This provides you with a sense of a piece's construction, as well as its historical and cultural meaning. THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC includes a wide range of resources designed to develop listening skills and challenge you: a free "Introduction to Listening" CD, packaged with each copy of the text; Listening Exercises built into the book and online (unique to Wright's text); ; streaming music and downloads; computer-enhanced Active Listening Guides; and listening quizzes for all of the music in the text. All of these are included within CourseMate, a comprehensive online learning environment. You can download all of the music that is covered in the text -- directly to a music library --using the Sony Music Download Card that is bound into the book. An optional two-CD set is also available.
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Table of Contents
1. The Appeal of Music. 2. Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony. 3. Color, Texture, and Form. 4. Music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. 5. Baroque Art and Music. 6. Late Baroque Music: Bach and Handel. 7. Introduction to Classical Style: Haydn and Mozart. 8. Classical Forms. 9. Classical Genres. 10. Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism. 11. Romanticism and Romantic Chamber Music. 12. Romantic Orchestral Music. 13. Romantic Opera. 14. Late Romantic Orchestral Music. 15. European Impressionism and Modernism. 16. American Modernism and Postmodernism. Epilogue. Glossary. Index.
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