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Music: An Appreciation


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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 Appendixes 1 Glossary 2 Tone Color and Harmonic Series 3 Bibliography and Selected Reading 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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