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Preface Part I Elements 1. Sound: Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color 2. Performing Media: Voices and Instruments 3. Rhythm 4. Music Notation 5. Melody 6. Harmony 7. Key 8. Musical Texture 9. Musical Form 10. Musical Style Part II The Middle Ages And Renaissance 1. Music In The Middle Ages (450-1450) 2. Music In The Renaissance (1450-1600) Part III The Baroque Period 1. Baroque Music (1600-1750) 2. Music In Baroque Society 3. The Concerto Grosso And Ritornello Form 4. The Fugue 5. The Elements Of Opera 6. Opera In The Baroque Era 7. Claudio Monteverdi 8. Henry Purcell 9. The Baroque Sonata 10. Antonio Vivaldi 11. Johann Sebastian Bach 12. The Baroque Suite 13. The Chorale And Church Cantata 14. The Oratorio 15. George Frideric Handel Part IV The Classical Period 1. The Classical Style (1750-1820) 2. Composer, Patron, And Public In The Classical Period 3. Sonata Form 4. Theme And Variations 5. Minuet And Trio 6. Rondo 7. The Classical Symphony 8. The Classical Concerto 9. Classical Chamber Music 10. Joseph Hadyn 11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 12. Ludwig Van Beethoven Part V The Romantic Period 1. Romanticism In Music (1820-1900) 2. Romantic Composers And Their Public 3. The Art Song 4. Franz Schubert 5. Robert Schumann 6. Frederic Chopin 7. Franz Liszt 8. Felix Mendelssohn 9. Program Music 10. Hector Berlioz 11. Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Music 12. Antonin Dvorak 13. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky 14. Johannes Brahms 15. Giuseppe Verdi 16. Giacomo Puccini 17. Richard Wagner Part VI The Twentieth Century 1. Musical Styles: 1900-1945 2. Music and Musicians in Society 3. Impressionism and Symbolism 4. Claude Debussy 5. Neoclassicism 6. Igor Stravinsky 7. Expressionism 8. Arnold Schoenberg 9. Alban Berg 10. Anton Webern 11. Bela Bartok 12. Music in America 13. Amy Beach 14. Charles Ives 15. George Gershwin 16. William Grant Still 17. Aaron Copland 18. Albert Ginestera 19. Musical Styles Since 1945 20. Music Since 1945: Five Representative Pieces 21. Jazz 22. Music for Stage and Screen 23. Rock Part VII Nonwestern Music 1. Music In Nonwestern Cultures 2. Music In Sub-Saharan Africa 3. Classical Music Of India Appendixes Glossary Acknowledgments Photo Credits Index

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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