A pictorial history of music / Paul Henry Lang and Otto Bettmann.

; Bettmann, Otto
1st ed.. New York : Norton, [1960] .

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Other Authors Bettmann, Otto.
Subjects Instruments de musique dans l'art.
Music -- History and criticism.
Music in art.
Music.
Musical instruments in art.
Musicians -- Portraits.
Musicians.
Musiciens -- Portraits.
Musique -- Histoire et critique.
Musique dans l'art.
Muziek.
Description vii, 242 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 29 cm
Copyright Date [1960]
Notes "Text based on Music in Western civilization, by Paul Henry Lang, copyright 1941."
Contents I. Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance : Music in the life of the Greeks ; The beginning of the Middle Ages ; The worldly songs of the Trouvères and Troubadours ; Early polyphony and the beginnings of instrumental music ; Music and the Burgundian court ; The Renaissance ; Music in Renaissance culture ; The vogue of the madrigal ; The coming of the Counter-Reformation
II. The Age of the Baroque : The Baroque style: grandiose and resplendent ; The birth of opera ; Claudio Monteverdi ; Opera in France: Lully ; Opera in England: Purcell ; Ascendancy of the violin ; The violin family ; Baroque organ and the fugal style ; The Protestant Baroque: cantatas and oratorios ; Music: art or science? ; Johann Sebastian Bach ; Bach's pilgrimages ; Bach's choral works ; Bach's instrumental works ; Instrumentalists in the age of Bach and Handel ; Handel's operas ; Beggar's Opera ; Oratorio: religious drama in music ; Handel's instrumental music
III. From Rococo to Classicism : The Rococo ; Domenico Scarlatti ; Toward true opera ; Christoph Willibald Gluck ; Comic opera ; The Manheim school ; Classicism ; Joseph Haydn ; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ; Mozart's instrumental music ; Mozart's operas ; Genesis of The Magic Flute ; 18th-century concert life ; Ludwig van Beethoven ; Beethoven's instrumental music ; Franz Peter Schubert
IV. Music in the Romantic era : The mood of Romanticism ; German Romantic opera: Carl Maria von Weber ; Felix Mendelssohn ; Robert Schumann ; Robert and Clara ; Frédéric Chopin ; The search for the spectacular: grand opera ; Italian opera ; Hector Berlioz: arch Romantic ; Franz Liszt: architect of the symphonic tone poem ; Richard Wagner: superman of the opera ; Wagner's Romantic operas ; The Ring of the Nibelungen ; Bayreuth and Parsifal ; Aggrandizement of the orchestra ; The emergence of the virtuoso conductor ; Anton Bruckner
V. The twilight of Romanticism : Johannes Brahms ; Georges Bizet ; Guiseppe Verdi: composer and patriot ; French opera: Gounod, Thomas, Massenet ; The sprightly world of Offenbach and Strauss ; The Viennese waltz ; César Franck and his school ; Rebirth of music in England: Parry, Stanford, Elgar ; English light opera: Gilbert and Sullivan ; Music in America: Edward MacDowell
VI. The rise of the national schools : Russia: Glinka and the Five ; Peter llich Tchaikovsky ; Lyricists of the homeland: Smetana and Dvorák ; Music of the north ; Edvard Grieg: The voice of Norway ; Jean Sibelius: heroic visions of Finland's past
VII. Toward impressionism : New notions of tonality ; Gustav Mahler and the monumental ; Hugo Wolf: master of modern song ; Max Reger: a return to Bach ; Richard Strauss: wizard of orchestration ; Giacomo Puccini: genus of the theatrical ; Verismo's minor masters ; Impressionism: Claude Debussy, the flagbearer ; Maurice Revel: elegant miniaturist ; Impressionism in Spain and Italy ; England's new voices
VIII. The twentieth century : Modern music and modern life ; Challengers of traditional tonality: Arnold Schoenberg and his school ; Igor Stravinsky: From exoticism to Classicism ; Béla Bártok: passionate dualist ; Les Six: The modern French masters ; Paul Hindemith: a leader of contemporary music ; Soviet musicians: social realism ; Contemporary American music.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Portraits.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)398010
(OCoLC)ocm00398010
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Lang, Paul Henry, 1901-1991.
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