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The heritage of musical style

Author: Donald H Van Ess
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1970.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van Ess, Donald H.
Heritage of musical style.
New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston c1970
(OCoLC)654397660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald H Van Ess
ISBN: 0030812410 9780030812415
OCLC Number: 78650
Notes: Accompanied by "A listener's guide to the heritage of musical style" (xiii, 203 p. : music ; 28 cm.).
Description: ix, 404 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, music, portraits ; 26 cm + 1 audio disc (analog, stereo, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in.)
Contents: pt. 1. Meaning in music --
Preliminary considerations: the elements in music --
Meaning in tonal relationships --
The perception of musical styles in historical periods --
pt. 2. The Greco-Roman era --
A preliminary overview of music history --
Eastern musical culture and influence --
Greece: artisitic background --
Music in Greek life --
Philospophy of music --
The outlines of music theory --
Roman contributions --
pt. 3. The Romanesque period (250-1150) --
The cultural cornerstones of the medieval period --
The rise of music in the Christian ritual --
Musical theory and philosophy --
Organum --
Liturgical musical centers: St. Martial and Notre Dame --
Early medieval secular music --
Medieval instruments to 1200 --
pt. 4. The Gothic era (1150-1400) --
Gothic life and ideas --
Gothic artistic ideals --
Music of the Thirteenth century: ars antiqua --
Music of the Fourteenth century: ars nova --
Instrumental music of the late Middle Ages --
The renaissance (1400-1600) --
Background --
Music in the early Renaissance (1400-1450) --
Music in the high Renaissance (1450-1600) --
The rise of regional dialects (schools) --
pt. 6. The Baroque period (1600-1750) --
Background: the Baroque spirit --
Early Baroque music (1600-1685) --
Music of the Late Baroque (1685-1750) --
The culmination of the Baroque: Bach and Handel --
pt. 7. The classical era (1750-1800) --
The social and intellectual climate --
The preclassical era: the emergence of classicism from the Rococo --
The classical temper in the arts --
Haydn and the development of the classical symphony --
Mozart: epitome of classicism --
Beethoven: early compositions --
The Romantic age (1800-1900) --
The setting: a new sensibility (1800-1850) --
The heroic phase: Beethoven --
From the heroic to the poetic ideal --
Mid-century romantics --
The climax of the Romantic movement (1850-1900) --
pt. 9. Impressionism (1880-1918) --
Artistic trends, late Nineteenth century --
The nature of impressionism: characteristics of music and art --
Claude Debussy --
Other musical impressionists: Ravel --
The Twentieth century --
The shaping forces of Twentieth century styles --
The turning point from Romantic to modern --
The mainstreams of Twentieth-century music --
Quest for the psychological: expressionism --
The quest for mystery, romance, and folklore: the Twentieth-century Romantics --
The quest for form and structure: the Neoclassic orientation.
Responsibility: Donald H. Van Ess.

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