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The heritage of music

Author: Katherine B Shippen; Anca Seidlova; Otto van Eersel
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, [1963]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of music from primitive times to the modern musician's electronic compositions presented through discussions of famous composers and their works.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shippen, Katherine Binney, 1892-
Heritage of music.
New York, Viking Press [1963]
(OCoLC)593457881
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine B Shippen; Anca Seidlova; Otto van Eersel
OCLC Number: 829752
Description: 311 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: From the very beginning --
The Greeks and their divine discovery --
Hymns and plain song --
Webs of woven melodies --
Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso : great figures of the sixteenth century --
It was not all church music --
The Elizabethans and that meteor, Henry Purcell --
Monteverdi and his operas --
The king stood up --
"Be proud of him --
" --
Gluck attains a grand simplicity --
Haydn creates an orchestra --
Mozart : poverty and genius --
Beethoven --
Franz Schubert and his songs --
The versatile Robert Schumann --
Felix Mendelssohn discovers Bach --
Johannes Brahms and the shadow of Beethoven --
Chopin : cannons under the roses --
Berlioz paints pictures in music --
The brilliance of Franz Liszt --
The triumph of Richard Wagner --
Maestro Verdi : the peasant of Le Roncole --
Romantic music reaches its zenith --
Richard Strauss and the afterglow --
Patriots' music --
Glinka, Moussorgsky, and the people of Russia --
In the century of airplanes --
Schoenberg and the twelve-tone system --
Béla Bartók and his recording machine --
Other new voices in Europe --
And in America --
The scientist musicians.
Responsibility: by Katherine B. Shippen & Anca Seidlova ; illustrated by Otto van Eersel.

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A history of music from primitive times to the modern musician's electronic compositions presented through discussions of famous composers and their works.

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