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Author Forney, Kristine, author

Title The enjoyment of music : an introduction to perceptive listening / Kristine Forney, Joseph Machlis
Edition Eleventh edition, shorter version
Published New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2011
New York : W. W. Norton, [2011]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  780.15 Mac/Eom 2011  AVAILABLE
 MELB  780.15 Mac/Eom 2011  AVAILABLE
Description xxxiii, 428 pages, 59 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, music, portraits (some colour) ; 28 cm
Contents Part I: Materials of music. Listening to music today ; Melody: Musical line ; Rhythm and meter: Musical time ; Harmony: Musical space ; The organization of musical sounds ; Musical texture ; Musical form ; Musical expression: Tempo and dynamics ; Voices and musical instrument families ; Western musical instruments ; Musical ensembles ; Style and function of music in society -- Part 2: Medieval and Renaissance Music. The culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance ; Sacred music in the Middle Ages ; Secular music in the Middle Ages ; Renaissance sacred music ; Renaissance secular music -- Part 3: The Baroque Era. The Baroque spirit ; Baroque opera and its components ; The Baroque cantata and oratorio ; Baroque instruments and the suite ; The Baroque concerto ; Other Baroque instrumental music -- Part 4: Eighteenth-Century Classicism. Classicism in the arts ; The development of Classical forms ; Classical chamber music ; The Classical symphony ; The Classical concerto ; The sonata in the Classical era ; Classical choral music and opera -- Part 5: The nineteenth century. The spirit of Romanticism ; Song in the Romantic era ; Romantic piano music ; Music in nineteenth-century America ; Romantic program music ; Absolute music in the nineteenth century ; National schools of romantic opera ; Late romantic and post-romantic music -- Part 6: Impressionism and the early twentieth century. Modernism in the arts ; Impressionism and post-impressionism ; Early modern musical style ; Music of the early modernists ; European national schools ; American modernism in music ; Nationalism in the Americas -- Part 7: Music beyond the concert hall. The rise of American popular styles ; Ragtime, Blues, and Jazz ; Musical theater ; Music for films ; The many voices of rock -- Part 8: World War II and beyond. New directions in the arts ; The new virtuosity of the modern age ; Contemporary composers look to world music ; Technology and music ; Some current trends
Summary From the publisher: The Eleventh Edition reflects how today's students learn, listen to, and live with music. With an accessible, student-friendly treatment of the subject, it emphasizes context to show how music fits in the everyday lives of people throughout history, and connects culture, performance, and technology to the lives of students today. The new edition features a streamlined and memorable narrative, more cultural and historical context, and in-text features that encourage and develop critical thinking skills
Notes Earlier edition published under author: Joseph Machlis
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Music appreciation.
Author Machlis, Joseph, 1906-1998, author
LC no. 2010038437
ISBN 0393934152