Music: An Appreciation

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Music: An Appreciation is a unique text featuring a concise presentation of musical elements and history, carefully chosen musical selections and insightful listening guides.

Availability: Out of Stock Usually Dispatched In: 3 - 7 Business Days ISBN: 9780078025204 Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education Categories: HistoryMusic

Music: An Appreciation is a unique text featuring a concise presentation of musical elements and history, carefully chosen musical selections and insightful listening guides. This new volume has been updated to include discussions of important musical elements and historical periods.


New discussions of Melody and Words and Song Forms in Part 1, Section 5 explain the complex connection between words and melody and how the two combine to create song forms. Updates to the discussion Music and Musicians in Society Since 1900 in Part 7, Section 2 includes coverage from 1950 to the present. A new section on Music in America is included in Part 7, Section 16 which provides a brief overview of the American musical landscape and a context for discussion of representative American composers, including Amy Beach, Astor Piazzolla, Eric Whitacre and Yo-Yo Ma.


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. Performance
  11. Musical Style

Part II: The Middle Ages

  1. Music an the Middle Ages (450-1450)
  2. Gregorian Chant
  3. Secular Music in the Middle Ages
  4. The Development of Polyphony: Organum
  5. Fourteenth-Century Music: The "New Art" in Italy and France

Part III: The Renaissance

  1. Music in the Renaissance (1450-1600)
  2. Sacred Music in the Renaissance
  3. Secular Music in the Renaissance
  4. The Venetian School: From Renaissance to Baroque

Part IV: 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. Arcangelo Corelli
  11. Antonio Vivaldi
  12. Johann Sebastion Bach
  13. The Baroque Suite
  14. The Chorale and Church Cantata
  15. The Oratorio
  16. George Frideric Handel

Part V: 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 Haydn
  11. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  12. Ludwig van Beethoven

Part VI: 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. Clara Wieck Schumann
  7. Frederic Chopin
  8. Franz Liszt
  9. Felix Mendelssohn
  10. Program Music
  11. Hector Berlioz
  12. Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Music
  13. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  14. Bedrich Smetana
  15. Antonin Dvorak
  16. Johannes Brahms
  17. Giuseppe Verdi
  18. Giacomo Puccini
  19. Richard Wagner
  20. Gustav Mahler

Part VII: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

  1. Musical Styles: 1900-1945
  2. Music and Musicians in Society since 1900
  3. Impressionism and Symbolism
  4. Claude Debussy
  5. Maurice Ravel
  6. Neoclassicism
  7. Igor Stravinsky
  8. Expressionism
  9. Arnold Schoenberg
  10. Alban Berg
  11. Anton Webern
  12. Bela Bartok
  13. Dmitiri Shostakovich
  14. Music in America
  15. Amy Beach
  16. Charles Ives
  17. George Gershwin
  18. William Grant Still
  19. Aaron Copland
  20. Alberto Ginastera
  21. Musical Styles Since 1945
  22. Music Since 1945: Eight Representative Pieces

Part VIII: Jazz

  1. Jazz Styles: 1900-1950
  2. Ragtime
  3. Blues
  4. New Orleans Style
  5. Swing
  6. Bebop
  7. Jazz Style Since 1950

Part IX: Music for Stage and Screen

  1. Musical Theater
  2. Leonard Bernstein
  3. Music in Film

Part X: Rock

  1. Rock Styles
  2. Rock in American Society
  3. The Beatles

Part XI: Nonwestern Music

  1. Music in Nonwestern Cultures
  2. Music in Sub-Saharan Africa
  3. Classical Music of India
  4. Koto Music of Japan


  1. Glossary
  2. Tone Color and Harmonic Series
  3. Bibliography and Selected Reading Acknowledgments
ISBN 9780078025204
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Product Type Student Books,
Year Level VET,
Author(s) Roger Kamien

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