A History of Western Music (Ninth Edition)


Author: J. Peter Burkholder,Donald Jay Grout,Claude V. Palisca

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393918298

Category: Music

Page: 1200

View: 6743

The definitive history of Western music, now with Total Access. Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Because listening is central to music history, the new Total Access program provides a full suite of media resources—including an ebook and premium streaming recordings of the entire Norton Anthology of Western Music repertoire—with every new text. Combining thoughtful revisions—particularly to chapters on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—with exceptional media resources, A History of Western Music provides all the resources that students need in a text that will last a lifetime.

Norton Anthology of Western Music


Author: J. Peter Burkholder,Donald Jay Grout,Claude V. Palisca

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393656411

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 6941

The definitive survey, combining current scholarship with a vibrant narrative. Carefully informed by feedback from dozens of scholars, it remains the book that students and teachers trust to explain what's important, where it fits, and why it matters. Peter Burkholder weaves a compelling story of people, their choices, and the western musical tradition that emerged. From chant to hip-hop, he connects past to present to create a context for tomorrow's musicians.

The Languages of Western Tonality


Author: Eytan Agmon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642395872

Category: Computers

Page: 280

View: 8956

Tonal music, from a historical perspective, is far from homogenous; yet an enduring feature is a background "diatonic" system of exactly seven notes orderable cyclically by fifth. What is the source of the durability of the diatonic system, the octave of which is representable in terms of two particular integers, namely 12 and 7? And how is this durability consistent with the equally remarkable variety of musical styles — or languages — that the history of Western tonal music has taught us exist? This book is an attempt to answer these questions. Using mathematical tools to describe and explain the Western musical system as a highly sophisticated communication system, this theoretical, historical, and cognitive study is unprecedented in scope and depth. The author engages in intense dialogue with 1000 years of music-theoretical thinking, offering answers to some of the most enduring questions concerning Western tonality. The book is divided into two main parts, both governed by the communicative premise. Part I studies proto-tonality, the background system of notes prior to the selection of a privileged note known as "final." After some preliminaries that concern consonance and chromaticism, Part II begins with the notion "mode." A mode is "dyadic" or "triadic," depending on its "nucleus." Further, a "key" is a special type of "semi-key" which is a special type of mode. Different combinations of these categories account for tonal variety. Ninth-century music, for example, is a tonal language of dyadic modes, while seventeenth-century music is a language of triadic semi-keys. While portions of the book are characterized by abstraction and formal rigor, more suitable for expert readers, it will also be of value to anyone intrigued by the tonal phenomenon at large, including music theorists, musicologists, and music-cognition researchers. The content is supported by a general index, a list of definitions, a list of notation used, and two appendices providing the basic mathematical background.

A History of Western Society


Author: John P. McKay,Clare Haru Crowston,Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks,Joe Perry

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319031039

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 6789

Praised by instructors and students alike for its readability and attention to everyday life, the twelfth edition of A History of Western Society includes many tools to engage today's students and save instructors time. This edition features a comprehensive primary source program, five chapters devoted to the lives of ordinary people that make the past real and relevant, and the best and latest scholarship throughout. Enhanced with a wealth of digital content in LaunchPad, the twelfth edition provides easily assignable options for instructors and novel ways for students to master the content. Integrated with LearningCurve, an adaptive online resource that helps students retain the material and come to class prepared.

Music in the Western World


Author: Piero Weiss,Richard Taruskin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111793441

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 5272

This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A History of Architecture and Trade


Author: Patrick Haughey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351796798

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

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A History of Architecture and Trade draws together essays from an international roster of distinguished and emerging scholars to critically examine the important role architecture and urbanism played in the past five hundred years of global trading, moving away from a conventional Western narrative. The book uses an alternative holistic lens through which to view the development of architecture and trade, covering diverse topics such as the coercive urbanism of the Dutch East India Company; how slavery and capitalism shaped architecture and urbanization; and the importance of Islamic trading in the history of global trade. Each chapter examines a key site in history, using architecture, landscape and urban scale as evidence to show how trade has shaped them. It will appeal to scholars and researchers interested in areas such as world history, economic and trade history and architectural history.

A History of Latin America


Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133711367

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 5057

This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Concise History of Western Music


Author: Paul Griffiths

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521842948

Category: Music

Page: 348

View: 6348

A brief history of western classical music which will appeal to all music lovers.

Concise History of Western Music


Author: Barbara Russano Hanning,Claude V. Palisca

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393124262

Category: Music

Page: 736

View: 8354

The most student-friendly music history text available, now with Total Access.

Study and Listening Guide for A History of Western Music, Eighth Edition, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout and Claude V. Palisca and Norton Anthology of Western Music, Sixth Edition, by J. Peter Burkholder and Claude V. Palisca


Author: J. Peter Burkholder,Jennifer L. King

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393932591

Category: Music

Page: 595

View: 6523

Offers chapter outlines and objectives, study questions, review questions, key terms and names, and valuable study guides to help students listen more productively and retain the essential material from the text.



Author: Joseph Kerman,Gary Tomlinson,Vivian Kerman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312593473

Category: Music

Page: 442

View: 5163

Consistently praised as the best book of its kind, Listen uses readable, enjoyable prose and the highest quality recordings to introduce students to the art of focused listening. Captivating discussions and concise "Listening Charts" guide students through important musical works and cultivate listening skills. With informative images, useful historical and cultural background, and interesting biographical information, the text continues to offer students the best preparation to appreciate the styles and traditions of Western music. The seventh edition of Listen is more accessible than ever before with new, more teachable listening examples and a more focused and streamlined introduction to music fundamentals. An expanded range of formats for the text and recordings—including a new, affordable streaming music option and a new, all-inclusive e-book—gives you more flexible choices and more ways to listen.

HarperCollins College Outline History of Western Music


Author: Hugh M. Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064671070

Category: Study Aids

Page: 320

View: 9818

Prepared for students by renowned professors and noted experts, here are the most extensive and proven study aids available, covering all the major areas of study in college curriculums. Each guide features: up-to-date scholarship; an easy-to-follow narrative outline form; specially designed and formatted pages; and much more.

Institutioni Harmoniche


Author: Gioseffo Zarlino,Guy A. Marco

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393008333

Category: Music

Page: 294

View: 5858

Zarlino's Le Istitutioni harmoniche, published in 1558, is one of the most influential music treatises of all time. To his contemporaries it revealed the secrets of composition he had learned from Adrian Willaert, who brought to Italy the polyphonic art of the Netherlands. To the modern scholar Zarlino's treatise illumines the compositional technique of the golden age of vocal polyphony. The essence of this art is contained in Part III, "The Art of Counterpoint," which is here translated into English for the first time.

Understanding Music

Past and Present


Author: N. Alan Clark,Thomas Heflin,Jeffrey Kluball

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940771335

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 1696

Music moves through time; it is not static. In order to appreciate music wemust remember what sounds happened, and anticipate what sounds might comenext. This book takes you on a journey of music from past to present, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period to the 20th century and beyond!

Language of the Spirit

An Introduction to Classical Music


Author: Jan Swafford

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465097553

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 9504

For many of us, classical music is something serious-something we study in school, something played by cultivated musicians at fancy gatherings. In Language of the Spirit, renowned music scholar Jan Swafford argues that we have it all wrong: classical music has something for everyone and is accessible to all. Ranging from Gregorian chant to Handel's Messiah, from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons to the postmodern work of Philip Glass, Swafford is an affable and expert guide to the genre. He traces the history of Western music, introduces readers to the most important composers and compositions, and explains the underlying structure and logic of their music. Language of the Spirit is essential reading for anyone who has ever wished to know more about this sublime art.


The Ninth Symphony


Author: David Benjamin Levy

Publisher: Schirmer G Books


Category: Music

Page: 226

View: 2698

This book examines Beethoven's masterpiece closely and places it in context both musically and historically.

The Story of Music

From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization


Author: Howard Goodall

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480447625

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 3817

Why did prehistoric people start making music? What does every postwar pop song have in common? A “masterful” tour of music through the ages (Booklist, starred review). From Mozart to Motown and beyond, this “racily written, learned, and often shrewdly insightful” social history reveals music’s role in our societies as well as its power to affect us on a personal level (The Daily Telegraph). Once a building block of communication and social ritual, today music is also a worldwide tangle of genres, industries, and identities. But how did we get from single notes to multilayered orchestration, from prehistoric instruments like bone flutes to modern-day pop? In this dynamic tour, acclaimed composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall leads us through the development of music as it happened, idea by idea. In Goodall’s telling, each innovation that we now take for granted―harmony, notation, dance music, recording―strikes us anew. And along the way, Goodall gives listeners a crash course in how music works on a technical level. The story of music is the story of human ambition: the urge to invent, to connect, to rebel. Offering “a lively zip through some forty-five millennia, jumping back and forth between classical, folk, and pop,” Howard Goodall’s beautifully accessible and entertaining ode to joy is a groundbreaking look at just how far we’ve come (The Sunday Times, London).

All You Need to Know About the Music Business


Author: Donald S. Passman

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 9780795309779

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 5459

No one understands the music industry--from the technology, to the legalities, to the new industry practices--better than veteran music lawyer Donald Passman. In this completely revised and updated seventh edition of All You Need To Know About the Music Business, which the Los Angeles Times called “the industry bible” and which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies, Passman offers executives and artists, experts and novices alike the essential information they need not only to survive in these volatile and exciting times, but also to thrive. Drawing on his unique, up-to-the-minute experience as one of the most trusted advisors in the business, Passman offers advice concerning: - The Copyright Royalty Board’s latest decisions regarding online transmissions. - The developing new customs concerning new technologies such as streaming on demand, ringtones, and digital downloads. Passman also gives guidance on other fundamental issues such as how to: - Select and hire a winning team of advisors--personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys--and structure their commissions, percentages, and fees in a way that will protect you and maximize these relationships. - Master the big picture and the finer points of record deals. - Navigate the ins and outs of songwriting, music publishing, and copyright law. - Maximize concert touring and merchandising deals. Almost everyone in the music business, from musicians and songwriters to entertainment lawyers and record company executives, are scrambling to sort out what is going to happen next, and Passman is right in the thick of these changes. Here is a book for anyone interested in a music career: a comprehensive and crucial guide to making it in one of the world’s most dynamic industries.

Polyphonic Minds

Music of the Hemispheres


Author: Peter Pesic

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262036916

Category: Music

Page: 344

View: 8129

An exploration of polyphony and the perspective it offers on our own polyphonic brains.