512 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.9 in
January 1, 2013
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1133954723
ISBN - 13: 9781133954729
Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO LISTENING.
1. The Appeal of Music.
2. Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony.
3. Color, Texture, and Form.
4. Musical Style.
Part II: THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE, 476-1600.
5. Medieval Music, 476-1450.
6. Renaissance Music, 1450-1600.
Part III: THE BAROQUE PERIOD, 1600-1750.
7. Introduction to Baroque Art and Music.
8. Early Baroque Vocal Music.
9. Toward Late Baroque Instrumental Music.
10. The Late Baroque: Bach.
11. The Late Baroque: Handel.
Part IV: THE CLASSICAL PERIOD, 1750-1820.
12. Classical Style.
13. Classical Composers: Haydn and Mozart.
14. Classical Forms: Ternary and Sonata--Allegro.
15. Classical Forms: Theme and Variations, Rondo.
16. Classical Genres: Instrumental Music.
17. Classical Genres: Vocal Music.
18. Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism.
Part V: ROMANTICISM, 1820-1900.
19. Introduction to Romanticism.
20. Romantic Music: The Art Song.
21. Romantic Music: Program Music, Ballet, and Musical Nationalism.
22. Romantic Music: Piano Music.
23. Romantic Opera: Italy.
24. Romantic Opera: Germany.
25. Nineteenth-Century Realistic Opera.
26. Late Romantic Orchestral Music.
Part VI: MODERN AND POSTMODERN ART MUSIC, 1880-PRESENT.
27. Impressionism and Exoticism.
28. Modernism in Music and the Arts.
29. Early-Twentieth-Century Modernism.
30. Russian and Eastern European Modernism.
31. American Modernism.
Part VII: AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC.
33. American Popular Music to World War II.
From the Publisher
LISTENING TO MUSIC is designed to help develop and refine the listening skills of your students and inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Craig Wright, who has taught Music Appreciation courses for more than 35 years, is consistently praised by reviewers and other professors for his unparalleled accuracy and his clear, direct, conversational style. Throughout the book, Wright connects with today?s students by incorporating comparisons between pop and classical music and by using examples from popular artists to illustrate core concepts. This chronological text succinctly covers traditional Western music from medieval to modern, discussing examples from each historical period within their social contexts and the construction of each piece. Later chapters cover popular music, its impact on musical globalization, and comparisons between Western and non-Western music. LISTENING TO MUSIC is the only text that provides Craig Wright?s own Listening Exercises, in the book and online, which help students focus on important musical elements and episodes. A free CD, packaged with each printed copy of the text, includes all of the musical examples for the Part 1 listening exercises. A full set of optional online student resources includes Active Listening Guides, streaming music, an interactive eBook, quizzing, and more--all to challenge your students. All of the music discussed in the text is also available on CD and on Sony Music download cards. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.