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Understanding music ; style, structure, and history / William Fleming and Abraham Veinus.

; Veinus, Abraham, author
New York : H. Holt and Company, 1958.
ISBN 9780030054556, 0030054559

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Other Authors Veinus, Abraham,
Subjects Music
Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Music theory.
Musique -- AppreĢciation.
Description 452 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1958.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. The composer and his materials : 1. Raw materials of music : Sound and silence -- 2. Tone color : The human voice ; The orchestra ; string choir ; woodwind choir ; brass choir ; percussion section ; instrumentation -- 3. Rhythm : Tempo ; Meter ; Rhythm -- 4 Dynamics -- 5. Melody -- 6. The harmonic complex : Intervals ; Chords ; Scales ; Keys ; Chord progressions ; Modulation ; Consonance and dissonance -- 7. The contrapuntal complex : Part writing ; Ostinato ; Continuo ; Canon ; Fugue
Part II. The composer and his product : 8. Principles of organization -- 9. Principle of recurrence : Simple sectional structures ; The variation idea ; Idea of multiple recurrences: rondo -- 10. Principle of development: sonata form : Sonata form -- 11. Principle of polarity: concerto : Concerto grosso ; Solo concerto
Part III. The composer and the allied arts : 12. Music and the other arts -- 13. Union of word and tone: song : Prosody ; Types of song ; The German lied ; The song cycle -- 14. Union of body movement and tone: dance and ballet : The dance suite ; Ballet -- 15. Union of music and drama : Opera ; Oratorio -- 16. Union of architecture and music -- 17. Union of imagery and music : Programme music
Part IV. The composer and the world : 18. Music in history -- 19. Ancient, medieval, and renaissance influences and styles : The Greek heritage; The church father ; Early Christian chant ; Secular music ; Middle ages to Renaissance (Ars Nova) ; The Renaissance -- 20. The Baroque styles : The stylistic background ; Venice and the concerting style ; The camerata ; Moteverdi and early opera ; Baroque as international style ; Lully and French opera ; Purcell, Handel, and English opera ; Bach and the reformation tradition ; Baroque synthesis ; Bach and Handel -- 21. The classical style : The stylistic background ; Vienna, the crossroads ; Gluck and operatic idea ; Haydn and the chamber music idea ; Mozart and the concerting idea ; Schubert and the lyrical idea ; Beethoven and the symphonic idea -- 22. The romantic style : The stylistic background ; New voices and vocabulary ; Berlioz, Weber, Schumann ; Rise of virtuosity ; Paganini, Liszt, Chopin ; Liszt and the symphonic poem ; Nationalism ; Italian opera ; Verdi ; Romantic synthesis ; Wagner, Brahms -- 23. Contemporary styles I : The national idea ; Sibelius ; Impressionism and symbolism ; Debussy, Ravel, Falla, Respighi ; Realism (Verismo) ; Puccini ; Expressionism ; Strauss, Mahler -- 24. Contemporary styles II : Expressionism and the twelve-tone method ; Schoenberg, Berg, Webern ; Antiromanticism -- The Primitivist revolt, Stravinskey ; Antiromanticism -- The neoclassic revolt, Stravinsky ; The Six ; Eclecticism -- Music history revisited ; The new nationalism -- Ives, Bartok ; "Modern Music" -- Past and present.
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)248455
(OCoLC)ocm00248455
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Fleming, William, 1909-2001.
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