Music in the Western World

Music in the Western World
Author: Piero Weiss,Richard Taruskin
Publsiher: Schirmer Books
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2008
Genre: Music
ISBN: UOM:39015082643530

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Pt. 1. The heritage of antiquity -- pt. 2. The Middle Ages -- pt. 3. The Renaissance -- pt. 4. The Baroque -- pt. 5. The pre-classical period -- pt. 6. The classical period -- pt. 7. The later nineteenth century : romanticism and other preoccupations -- pt. 8. The twentieth century -- pt. 9. The recent, past, and the present.

The Oxford History of Western Music The early twentieth century

The Oxford History of Western Music  The early twentieth century
Author: Class of 1955 Professor of Music Richard Taruskin,Richard Taruskin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2005
Genre: Music
ISBN: UCSC:32106017724474

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With two separate volumes on the 20th century. The final volume (v.6) is given over entirely to resources: a lengthy chronology, a checklist of books in English, lists of musical examples in order of appearance and by composer, and a comprehensive index. Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Popular Musics of the Non Western World

Popular Musics of the Non Western World
Author: Peter Manuel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1988
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0195063341

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Reflecting the growing interest in popular music from the developing world, this book examines all major non-Western musical styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia.

Beyond Exoticism

Beyond Exoticism
Author: Timothy D. Taylor
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2007-03-05
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0822339684

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DIVStudy of how systems of power and domination have shaped representations of otherness in music./div

Musical Revolutions

Musical Revolutions
Author: Stuart Isacoff
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2022-06-07
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780525658641

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From the critically acclaimed author of Temperament, a narrative account of the most defining moments in musical history—classical and jazz—all of which forever altered Western culture "A fascinating journey that begins with the origins of musical notation and travels through the centuries reaching all the way to our time.”—Semyon Bychkov, chief conductor and music director of the Czech Philharmonic The invention of music notation by a skittish Italian monk in the eleventh century. The introduction of multilayered hymns in the Middle Ages. The birth of opera in a Venice rebelling against the church’s pious restraints. Baroque, Romantic, and atonal music; bebop and cool jazz; Bach and Liszt; Miles Davis and John Coltrane. In telling the exciting story of Western music’s evolution, Stuart Isacoff explains how music became entangled in politics, culture, and economics, giving rise to new eruptions at every turn, from the early church’s attempts to bind its followers by teaching them to sing in unison to the global spread of American jazz through the Black platoons of the First World War. The author investigates questions like: When does noise become music? How do musical tones reflect the natural laws of the universe? Why did discord become the primary sound of modernity? Musical Revolutions is a book replete with the stories of our most renowned musical artists, including notable achievements of people of color and women, whose paths to success were the most difficult.

Temperament

Temperament
Author: Stuart Isacoff
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2003-02-04
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780375703300

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Few music lovers realize that the arrangement of notes on today’s pianos was once regarded as a crime against God and nature, or that such legendary thinkers as Pythagoras, Plato, da Vinci, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton and Rousseau played a role in the controversy. Indeed, from the time of the Ancient Greeks through the eras of Renaissance scientists and Enlightenment philosophers, the relationship between the notes of the musical scale was seen as a key to the very nature of the universe. In this engaging and accessible account, Stuart Isacoff leads us through the battles over that scale, placing them in the context of quarrels in the worlds of art, philosophy, religion, politics and science. The contentious adoption of the modern tuning system known as equal temperament called into question beliefs that had lasted nearly two millenia–and also made possible the music of Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy, and all who followed. Filled with original insights, fascinating anecdotes, and portraits of some of the greatest geniuses of all time, Temperament is that rare book that will delight the novice and expert alike.

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World

An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World
Author: Milo Arlington Wold,Edmund Cykler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1965
Genre: Art
ISBN: OCLC:1055439838

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The Great Books of the Western World

The Great Books of the Western World
Author: Paul F. Kisak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2017-08-08
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 197590205X

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This 2 volume set gives a synopsis of more than 500 of these Great Books of The Western World by 161 authors which originally consisted of over 6 feet of books in 54 volumes.The Great Books of Western The Western World are books that are thought to constitute an essential foundation in the literature of Western culture. Specified sets of great books typically range from 100 to 150, though they differ according to purpose and context. For instance, some lists are built to be read by undergraduates in a college semester system (130 books, Torrey Honors Institute), some are compiled to be sold as a single set of volumes (500 books, Mortimer Adler), while some lists aim at a thorough literary criticism (2,400 books, Harold Bloom).The great books are those that tradition, and various institutions and authorities, have regarded as constituting or best expressing the foundations of Western culture (the Western canon is a similar but broader designation); derivatively the term also refers to a curriculum or method of education based around a list of such books. Mortimer Adler lists three criteria for including a book on the list:* the book has contemporary significance; that is, it has relevance to the problems and issues of our times;* the book is inexhaustible; it can be read again and again with benefit; "This is an exacting criterion, an ideal that is fully attained by only a small number of the 511 works that we selected. It is approximated in varying degrees by the rest." * the book is relevant to a large number of the great ideas and great issues that have occupied the minds of thinking individuals for the last 25 centuries. The Great Books of the Western World is a hardcover 60-volume collection (originally 54 volumes) of the books on the great books list (about 517 individual works). Many of the books in the collection were translated into English for the first time.This book is designed to be a state of the art, superb academic reference work and provide an overview of the topic and give the reader a structured knowledge to familiarize yourself with the topic at the most affordable price possible.The accuracy and knowledge is of an international viewpoint as the edited articles represent the inputs of many knowledgeable individuals and some of the most current knowledge on the topic, based on the date of publication.