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Music Listening Today / Edition 2

Music Listening Today / Edition 2

by Charles R. Hoffer


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When combined with the two free CD-ROMs packaged with every new copy of this text, this enhanced 4-CD set lets students interact with all 89 of the "Listening Guides" used throughout the text. This learning tool includes commentary, biographical sketches, key terms, and links to appropriate Web sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780534515713
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, served as president of the Music Educators National Conference, and is an established author of books and articles about music.

Table of Contents

PART I. WHAT IS MUSIC? 1. Music and You. 2. Rhythm. 3. Melody and Harmony. 4. Dynamica, Timbre, and Organization. 5. Orchestral Instruments. 6. Other Orchestral Instruments. PART II. MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD. 7. Folk and Ethnic Music. 8. Folk Music of Europe and the Americas. 9. Music of Africa and the Middle East. 10. Music of Asia. PART III. WESTERN MUSIC BEFORE 1750. 11. Musical Styles and Periods. 12. Early Western Music. 13. Music of the Renaissance. 14. Baroque Vocal Music. 15. Baroque Vocal Music: Oration and Cantata. 16. Baroque Instrumental Music: the Fugue. 17. The Suite and Concerto Grosso. PART IV. CLASSICAL MUSIC. 18. Classicism and Classical Music. 19. Sonata Form. 20. The Concerto. 21. Opera. 22. Chamber Music. 23. Beethoven and the Symphony. 24. Beethoven and the Piano. PART V. ROMANTIC MUSIC. 25. Romance and Romanticism. 26. Early Romantic Music. 27. Romantic Piano Music. 28. Program Music. 29. Ballet and Ballet Music. 30. Romantic Opera. 31. Romantic Instrumental Music. 32. Nationalism. 33. Impressionism and Post-Romantic. PART VI: TWENTIETH CENTURY MUSIC. 34. Music in the Twentieth Century. 35. The Mainstream. 36. Expressionism and Primitivism. 37. Neoclassicism. 38. Tone Rows and Serialism. 39. New Sounds and New Techniques. Part VII: Music in the United States. 40. Music in Colonial America. 41. Art Music in America before 1920. 42. Art Music Since 1920. 43. Popular Music and Jazz Before 1900. 44. Popular Music since 1950. 45. Music for Stage and Film. Appendix: Musical Notation.

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