Music Then and Now

Music Then and Now

By: Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly (author)Mixed Media

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Music Then and Now offers a vivid introduction to Western music by focusing on 28 works in-depth. Its "you are there" approach-demonstrated by each chapter's rich historical and cultural context-engages students in the excitement of hearing the music as original audiences did when the music was first performed. Covering all historical periods and genres, the book gives students all the tools they need for close listening.

About Author

Thomas Forrest Kelly is professor of music at Harvard University. He studied musicology and chant on a Fulbright in France, and he has taught at Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, and Oberlin Colleges. His previous books include Capturing Music, Music Then and Now, First Nights: Five Musical Premieres, and First Nights at the Opera. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Contents

Download Recordings Disc Track List (pdf) Download Metropolitan Opera Videos (pdf) Download Author Videos (pdf) 1. Fundamental Musical Concepts and Terms PART I Music and Prayer: Medieval and Renaissance Music 2. Friday, December 25, 1198, Paris: Christmas Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral 3. Thursday, July 23, 1586, Harleyford Manor, England: William Byrd?s Mass for Four Voices and Other Domestic Music PART II Music and Speech: Baroque Music 4. Saturday, February 24, 1607, Mantua: Claudio Monteverdi?s Orfeo 5. Tuesday, April 13, 1742, Dublin: George Frideric Handel?s Messiah 6. Friday, September 18, 1739, Leipzig: Johann Sebastian Bach at Zimmermann?s Coffeehouse PART III Music and Reason: Classical Music 7. Monday, October 29, 1787, Prague: W. A. Mozart?s Don Giovanni 8. Thursday, December 22, 1808, Vienna: Ludwig van Beethoven?s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor 9. November 1826, Vienna: A Schubertiade at Joseph von Spaun?s PART IV Music and Feeling: Romantic Music 10. Sunday, December 5, 1830, Paris: Hector Berlioz?s Fantastic Symphony (Symphonie fantastique) 11. Thursday, March 13, 1845, Leipzig: Felix Mendelssohn?s Violin Concerto in E Minor 12. Saturday, March 29, 1862, Paris: Clara Schumann Performs Robert Schumann?s Carnaval 13. Monday, August 14, 1876, Bayreuth: Richard Wagner?s The Valkyrie (Die Walkure) 14. Friday, December 15, 1893, New York: Antonin Dvo?ak?s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World) PART V Music and Politics: Twentieth-Century Music 15. Thursday, May 29, 1913, Paris: Igor Stravinsky?s The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps) 16. Monday, December 14, 1925, Berlin: Alban Berg?s Wozzeck 17. Wednesday, January 15, 1941, Stalag VIIIA, Zgorzelek, Poland: Olivier Messiaen?s Quartet for the End of Time 18. Thursday, September 26, 1957, New York: Leonard Bernstein?s West Side Story 19. Coda: Into the Twenty-First Century Appendix: More Technical Matters Glossary Endnotes Credit Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780393929881
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780393929881
  • weight: 1250
  • ISBN10: 0393929884

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