The book of musical knowledge; the history, technique, and appreciation of music, together with lives of the great composers, for music-lovers, students and teachers, by Arthur Elson ...

New and enl. ed.. Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927.

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Subjects Music
Music appreciation.
Description 2 preliminary leaves, [vii]-xii, 609 pages frontispiece, illustrations (including music) plates, portraits, facsimile 22 cm
Copyright Date 1927.
Notes Also issued online.
Contents pt. I. The evolution of music. Primitive and savage music ; Greece and Rome ; Early Christian music ; The minstrel knights ; The schools of counterpoint ; The harmonic style -- part II. The great composers. Bach ; Handel ; Gluck ; Haydn ; Mozart ; Beethoven ; Schubert ; Weber and romanticism ; Mendelssohn ; Schumann ; Chopin ; Italian opera ; Cherubini and French opera ; Berlioz and other Frenchmen ; Liszt and his circle ; From Glinka to Tschaikovsky ; Wagner and his reforms ; Brahms and the symphonists ; Grieg and the northern countries ; Strauss and recent Germans ; Franck and modern France ; The Russian school ; Other European nations ; America -- part III. Musical form. Melody and appreciation ; Figures and phrases ; The song-forms ; The sonata-allegro form ; Other sonata movements ; The orchestral forms ; Dances and piano styles ; The vocal forms ; The contrapuntal forms -- part IV. The instruments. The piano and its predecessors ; The organ ; The voice ; The violin ; Other bowed instruments ; Plucked-string instruments ; Flute and piccolo ; Oboe and English horn ; The bassoons ; The clarinets ; Horns, trumpets, and cornets ; Trombones and tubas ; Instruments of percussion -- part V. Special topics. Some famous pianists ; Some famous singers ; Violinists and violin music ; Orchestration ; Conducting ; Acoustics ; How to read music ; Modern music -- Appendix : important musical terms.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)378286
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WorldCat Identities Elson, Arthur, 1873-1940.
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