Listening to Music (International ed of 7th revised ed)

Listening to Music (International ed of 7th revised ed)

By: Craig Wright (author)Mixed Media

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LISTENING TO MUSIC, International Edition is designed to help develop and refine your listening skills and to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Craig Wright, who has taught Music Appreciation courses for more than 35 years, is consistently praised by reviewers for his unparalleled accuracy and his clear, direct conversational style. Throughout the book, Wright incorporates comparisons between pop and classical music and uses examples from popular artists to illustrate core concepts. This chronological text succinctly covers traditional Western music from medieval to modern, discussing examples from each historical period within their social contexts and the construction of each piece. Later chapters cover popular music, its impact on musical globalization, and comparisons between Western and non-Western music. LISTENING TO MUSIC, International Edition is the only text that provides Craig Wright's own Listening Exercises, which help you focus on important musical elements and episodes. A full set of optional online resources includes Active Listening Guides, streaming music, an interactive eBook, quizzing, and more.

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Craig M. Wright received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1972. He began his teaching career at the University of Kentucky and for the past forty years has been teaching at Yale University, where he is currently the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music. At Yale, Wright's courses include his perennially popular introductory course, Listening to Music (also part of the offerings of Open Yale Courses); his large lecture course Exploring the Nature of Genius; and most recently his Coursera course Introduction to Classical Music. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on composers ranging from Leoninus to Bach. Wright has also been the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Einstein and Kinkeldey Awards of the American Musicological Society, and the Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago. And in 2010 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining fellow inductee, banjo player Steve Martin. In addition to LISTENING TO MUSIC and LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC, EIGHTH EDITION, Wright has also published THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC, SECOND EDITION; LISTENING TO MUSIC, CHINESE EDITION (Schirmer Cengage Learning/Three Union Press, 2012), translated and simplified by Profs. Li Xiujung (China Conservatory, Beijing) and Yu Zhigang (Central Conservatory, Beijing), both of whom worked with Wright at Yale; and MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE (Schirmer Cengage Learning, 2010), with coauthor Bryan Simms. He is currently at work on a volume titled MOZART'S BRAIN: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF GENIUS.


Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LISTENING. 1. The Appeal of Music. 2. Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony. 3. Color, Texture, and Form. 4. Musical Style. Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE, 476-1600. 5. Medieval Music, 476-1450. 6. Renaissance Music, 1450-1600. Part III: THE BAROQUE PERIOD, 1600-1750. 7. Introduction to Baroque Art and Music. 8. Early Baroque Vocal Music. 9. Toward Late Baroque Instrumental Music. 10. The Late Baroque: Bach. 11. The Late Baroque: Handel. Part IV: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD, 1750-1820. 12. Classical Style. 13. Classical Composers: Haydn and Mozart. 14. Classical Forms: Ternary and Sonata-Allegro. 15. Classical Forms: Theme and Variations, Rondo. 16. Classical Genres: Instrumental Music. 17. Classical Genres: Vocal Music. 18. Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism. Part V: ROMANTICISM, 1820-1900. 19. Introduction to Romanticism. 20. Romantic Music: The Art Song. 21. Romantic Music: Program Music, Ballet, and Musical Nationalism. 22. Romantic Music: Piano Music. 23. Romantic Opera: Italy. 24. Romantic Opera: Germany. 25. Nineteenth-Century Realistic Opera. 26. Late Romantic Orchestral Music. Part VI: MODERN AND POSTMODERN ART MUSIC, 1880-PRESENT. 27. Impressionism and Exoticism. 28. Modernism in Music and the Arts. 29. Early-Twentieth-Century Modernism. 30. Russian and Eastern European Modernism. 31. American Modernism. 32. Postmodernism. Part VII: AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC. 33. American Popular Music to World War II. 34. Postwar Jazz. 35. Broadway, Film, and Video Game Music. 36. Rock: Music of Rebellion. Part VIII: GLOBAL MUSIC. 37. The Far East. 38. The Near East and Africa. 39. The Caribbean and Latin America. Glossary. Index.

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  • publication date: 31/01/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781285167671
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781285167671
  • weight: 1030
  • ISBN10: 1285167678
  • edition: International ed of 7th revised ed

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