Western Music Listening Today (with 2 CDs) / Edition 4

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Overview

This text is intended for the course in music appreciation for nonmusic majors, offered at two- and four-year colleges and universities, focusing on Western music only.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495571995
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/19/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, New York's College for Teachers at Buffalo, and served as president of the Music Educators National Conference. He has taught music appreciation at all three of these universities and is an established author of several books and articles about music education and music appreciation.

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Table of Contents

I. THE NATURE OF MUSIC. 1. Music Listening and You. 2. Rhythm. 3. Melody and Harmony, 4. Dynamics, Timbre, and Organization. 5. Orchestral Instruments. 6. Other Musical Instruments. II. EARLY, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE MUSIC. 7. Early Western Music. 8. Medieval Music. 9. Renaissance Music. III. BAROQUE MUSIC. 10. The Baroque Period. 11. Oratorio and Cantata. 12. Opera in the Baroque. 13. Baroque Instrumental Music: Suite and Sonata. 14. Baroque Instrumental Music: Concerto and Fugue. IV. CLASSICAL MUSIC. 15. Classicism and Classical Music. 16. Sonata Form. 17. The Concerto. 18. Classical Opera. 19. Chamber Music. 20. Piano Sonatas. 21. The Symphony and Beethoven. V. ROMANTIC MUSIC. 22. Romance and Romanticism. 23. Early Romantic Music. 24. Romantic Piano Music. 25. Program and Ballet Music. 26. Romantic Opera. 27. Late Romantic Music. 28. Nationalism. VI. TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC. 29. Impressionism and Post-Romanticism. 30. Music in the Twentieth Century. 31. The Mainstream. 32. Expressionism and Primitivism. 33. Neoclassicism and Tone Row Music. 34. New Sounds and New Techniques. Glossary. Listening Guides Indexed by Composer. Index of Composer Biographies. Index. Performers List.

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