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Music: An Appreciation


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Part I Elements1 Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color2 Performing Media: Voices and Instruments3 Rhythm4 Music Notation5 Melody6 Harmony7 Key8 Musical Texture9 Musical Form10 Performance11 Musical StylePart II The Middle Ages1 Music an the Middle Ages (450-1450)2 Gregorian Chant3 Secular Music in the Middle Ages4 The Development of Polyphony: Organum5 Fourteenth-Century Music: The "New Art" in Italy and FrancePart III The Renaissance1 Music in the Renaissance (1450-1600)2 Sacred Music in the Renaissance3 Secular Music in the Renaissance4 The Venetian School: From Renaissance to BaroquePart IV The Baroque Period1 Baroque Music (1600-1750)2 Music in Baroque Society3 The Concerto Grosso and Ritornello Form4 The Fugue5 The Elements of Opera6 Opera in the Baroque Era7 Claudio Monteverdi8 Henry Purcell9 The Baroque Sonata10 Arcangelo Corelli11 Antonio Vivaldi12 Johann Sebastion Bach13 The Baroque Suite14 The Chorale and Church Cantata15 The Oratorio16 George Frideric HandelPart V The Classical Period1 The Classical Style2 Composer, Patron, and Public in the Classical Period3 Sonata Form4 Theme and Variations5 Minuet and Trio6 Rondo7 The Classical Symphony8 The Classical Concerto9 Classical Chamber Music10 Joseph Haydn11 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart12 Ludwig van BeethovenPart VI The Romantic Period1 Romanticism in Music (1820-1900)2 Romantic Composers and Their Public3 The Art Song4 Franz Schubert5 Robert Schumann6 Clara Wieck Schumann7 Frederic Chopin8 Franz Liszt9 Felix Mendelssohn10 Program Music11 Hector Berlioz12 Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Music13 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky14 Bedrich Smetana15 Antonin Dvorak16 Johannes Brahms17 Giuseppe Verdi18 Giacomo Puccini19 Richard Wagner20 Gustav MahlerPart VII The Twentieth Century and Beyond1 Musical Styles: 1900-19452 Music and Musicians in Society3 Impressionism and Symbolism4 Claude Debussy5 Maurice Ravel6 Neoclassicism7 Igor Stravinsky8 Expressionism9 Arnold Schoenberg10 Alban Berg11 Anton Webern12 Bela Bartok13 Dmitiri Shostakovich14 Charles Ives15 George Gershwin16 William Grant Still17 Aaron Copeland18 Musical Styles Since 194519 Music Since 1945: Nine Representative PiecesPart VII Jazz 1 Jazz Styles: 1900-19502 Ragtime3 Blues4 New Orleans Style5 Swing6 Bebop7 Jazz Style Since 1950Part IX Music for Stage and Screen1 Musical Theater2 Leonard Bernstein3 Music in FilmPart X Rock 1 Rock Styles2 Rock in American Society3 The BeatlesPart XI Nonwestern Music 1 Music in Nonwestern Cultures2 Music in Sub-Saharan Africa3 Classical Music of India4 Koto Music of Japan Appendixes1 Glossary and Example Locator2 Tone Color and Harmonic Series3 Bibliography and Selected Reading

About the Author

Roger Kamien received his B.A. in Musicology from Columbia and his M.A. and PhD. from Princeton. Kamien taught for 2 years at Hunter College and for 20 years at Queens College, where he coordinated the music appreciation courses. In 1983, he was appointed to the Zubin Mehta Chair in Musicology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to Music: An Appreciation, Prof. Kamien has written numerous articles and reviews, co-wrote A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, and edited the Norton Scores. He is an accomplished pianist and, in recent years, has formed a two-piano team with his wife, Anita.

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