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How to listen to great music

a guide to its history, culture, and heart

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Published by Plume in New York .
Written in English.

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Table of Contents

Understanding and listening to music
A mad dash through the roots of Western music
The music of the medieval church
A necessary and invigorating excursion into the worlds of music theory and terminology
Emotional exuberance and intellectual control : the paradox of Baroque art
Play it, don't say it : the rise of instrumental music
National styles : Italy and Germany (or, Why German music will never hit your eye like a big pizza pie and Italian music will never go from best to wurst)
Fugue it!
Opera : the Baroque expressive revolution in action
Opera goes to church
A new liturgy comes of age : Lutheran Baroque sacred music
Instrumental form in Baroque era music
Baroque era musical genres
Enlightened is as enlightened does : an introduction to the Classical era
Putting it all together : Classical era musical form, part one
Classical era musical form, part two
Classical era orchestral genres, part one
Classical era orchestral genres, part two
Send in the buffone : opera in the Classical era
A revolutionary artist for a revolutionary time : Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven's compositional innovations : when the going gets tough, the tough innovate
Isn't it Romantic? : the music of the nineteenth century
Structural problems : formal challenges in early Romantic music
Going beyond Beethoven : Hector Berlioz's Symphony fantastique and the program symphony
Nineteenth-century Italian opera : Rossini and bel canto
Giuseppe Verdi : it's all about the people
dramatic truth in Italian opera
Nineteenth-century German opera : von Weber and Wagner, nationalism and experimentation
Of thee I sing : musical nationalism in the nineteenth century
Romantic nationalism, Russian style
A modern music for a modern world
Revolutions, evolutions, and "-isms" galore : the making of a new music in the early twentieth century
From Russia with rhythm : Igor Stravinsky
No waltz in the park : Arnold Schoenberg's Vienna and Expressionism

Edition Notes

"The great courses"--Spine.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [323]-324) and index.


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MT6 .G76 2011

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