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The concise Oxford history of music

Author: Gerald Abraham
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The whole history of music from its first recorded emergence in early civilization to the death of Stravinsky. Drawing on his considerable knowledge of composers and compositions, Dr Abraham offers  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Abraham
ISBN: 019284010X 9780192840103 0193113198 9780193113190
OCLC Number: 12023340
Description: 968 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. The rise of West Asian and East Mediterranean music : Mesopotamia and Egypt ; The Greek contribution ; The Hellenistic-Roman world ; Music in the Christian world --Pt. II. The ascendancy of Western Europe : The beginnings of polyphany ; Music of the proto-Renaissance ; The 'new art' of the fourteenth century ; The European synthesis ; The impact of the Reniassance --
Interlude : Music in the Islamic world --
pt. III. The ascendancy of Italy : Music during the Reformation ; Music during the Counter-Reformation ; Secular song and instrumental music (c.1560-c.1610) ; Secular song (c. 1610--60) ; The early growth of opera ; Instrumental music (c.1610-60) ; Religious music (c.1610-60) ; The diffusion of opera (c.1660-c.1725) ; Secular vocal music (c.1660-c.1725) ; Religious music (c.1660-c.1725) ; Instrumental music (c.1660-c.1725) ; Changes in opera (c. 1725-90) ; Orchestral and chamber music (c.1725-90) ; Music for or with keyboard (c.1725-90) ; Religious music (c.1725-90) ; Interlude : The music of India ; The music of Eastern Asia --
pt. IV. The ascendancy of Germany : Opera (1790-1830) ; Orchetral music (1790-1830) ; Chamber music (1790-1830) ; Piano music (1790-1830) ; Solo song (1790-1830) ;Choral music (1790-1830) ; Orchestral music (1830-93) ; Opera (1830-93) ; Choral music (1830-93) ; The dominance of the piano (1830-93) ; The decline and fall of Romanticism (1893-1918) --
Interlude : The music of black Africa and America --
pt. V. The fragmentation of tradition : Music between the Wars (1919-45) ; Cross-currents after 1945. . The ascendancy of Germany : Opera (1790-1830) ; Orchestral music (1790-1830) ; Chamber music (1790-1830) ; Piano music (1790-1830) ; Solo song (1790-1830) ; Choral music (1790-1830) ; Orchestral music (1830-93) ; Opera (1830-93) ; Choral music (1830-93) ; The dominance of the piano (1830-93) ; The decline and fall of Romanticism (1893-1918) --
Interlude : The music of black Africa and America --
pt. V. The fragmentation of tradition : Music between the Wars (1919-45) ; Cross-currents after 1945.
Responsibility: Gerald Abraham.

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