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Classical music : the era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

Author: Philip G Downs
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1992.
Series: Norton introduction to music history.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates the diversity and change that characterized the classical style of music, tracing the development of musical style between the birth of Haydn and the death of Beethoven. The social  Read more...

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Named Person: Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Joseph Haydn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Downs
ISBN: 039395191X 9780393951912
OCLC Number: 25317243
Description: xvi, 697 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Transition from Baroque: Music to 1760 --
The Background to Eighteenth-Century Thought --
Art and the Philosopher --
The Musician as Philosopher --
The Importance of "Taste" in the Eighteenth Century --
The Musician in Society --
The System of Patronage --
Printing and Publishing --
The Beginnings of the Public Concert --
Instructional Literature --
Music for Private Performance --
The Style Galant --
Solo Sonata with Basso Continuo --
The Trio Sonata --
The Solo Keyboard Sonata --
The Empfindsamer Stil --
Other Keyboard Forms --
The Song --
Music for Public Performance --
The Symphony --
The Concerto --
Words and Music on the Stage --
The Theater as a Social Center --
The Singers --
The Dramatic Conventions --
Italian Opera Seria --
Recitative and Aria --
Pastiche --
Italian Opera Buffa --
French Opera --
Opera in Italy --
Opera in German-Speaking Countries --
Opera in London --
Opera in Paris --
Embracing the New Style: Music 1760-80 --
The Social and Philosophical Milieu --
The Beautiful and the Sublime --
Literary Antiquarianism --
Sturm und Drang --
The Concept of "Classical" and its Opposites --
The Musician's Livelihood --
Concert Organizations --
Music Publishing --
Writings about Music --
Music in the Home --
Further Evolution of the Sonata with Continuo --
The Keyboard Sonata --
The Keyboard Sonata with Optional Accompaniment --
The String Trio --
The String Quartet --
The String Quintet --
Vocal Music --
Concert and Church Music --
The Emergence of the "Classical" Symphony --
The Symphonie Concertante.
Series Title: Norton introduction to music history.
Responsibility: Philip G Downs.
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