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How to listen to and understand great music

Author: Robert Greenberg; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., ℗2006.
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : 3rd ed., library edView all editions and formats
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Provides understanding of musical forms, techniques, and terms and of the reciprocal relationship of social context and musical creation, using digitally recorded music to illustrate points and examining the contributions of nearly every major western composer.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Compact discs
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Greenberg; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598032690 9781598032697
OCLC Number: 123349424
Notes: Compact discs.
Issued in 6 parts, each with 8 CDs and 1 course guidebook.
Accompanying guidebooks include lecture outlines, time lines, biographical notes, glossaries, and bibliographical references.
"Course no. 700."
Performer(s): Taught by Robert Greenberg, music historian-in-residence, San Francisco Performances.
Description: 48 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 6 course guidebooks.
Contents: pt. 1. lecture 1. Music as a mirror ; lecture 2. Sources--the ancient world and the early church ; lecture 3. Middle Ages ; lecture 4. Introduction to the Renaissance ; lecture 5. Renaissance mass ; lecture 6. Madrigal ; lecture 7. Introduction to the Baroque era ; lecture 8. Style features of Baroque-era music. pt. 2. lecture 9. National styles--Italy and Germany ; lecture 10. Fugue ; lecture 11. Baroque opera, pt. 1 ; lecture 12, Baroque opera, pt. 2 ; lecture 13. Oratorio ; lecture 14. Lutheran Church cantata ; lecture 15. Passacaglia ; lecture 16. Ritornello form and the Baroque concerto. pt. 3. lecture 17. Enlightenment and an introduction to the classical era ; lecture 18. Viennese classical style--homophony and cadence ; lecture 19. Classical-era form--theme and variations ; lecture 20. Classical-era form--minuet and trio : Baroque antecedents ; lecture 21. Classical-era form--minuet and trio form ; lecture 22. Classical-era form--rondo form ; lecture 23. Sonata form, pt. 1 ; lecture 24. Sonata form, pt. 2. pt. 4. lecture 25. Classical-era form--Sonata form, pt. 3 ; lecture 26. Symphony--music for every person ; lecture 27. Solo concerto ; lecture 28. Classical-era opera--the rise of opera buffa ; lecture 29. Classical-era opera, pt. 2--Mozart and the operatic ensemble ; 30. French Revolution and an introduction to Beethoven ; lecture 31. Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67, pt. 1 ; lecture 32. Beethoven's symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67, pt. 2. pt. 5. lecture 33. Introduction to romanticism ; lecture 34. Formal challenges and solutions in early romantic music ; lecture 35. Program symphony--Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, pt. 1 ; lecture 36. Program symphony--Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, pt. 2 ; lecture 37. 19th-century Italian opera--bel canto opera ; lecture 38. 19th-century Italian opera--Giuseppe Verdi ; lecture 39. 19th-century opera--nationalism and experimentation ; lecture 40. 19th-century German opera--Richard Wagner. pt. 6. lecture 41. Concert overture, pt. 1 ; lecture 42. Concert overture, pt. 2 ; lecture 43. Romantic-era musical nationalism ; lecture 44. Russian nationalism ; lecture 45. Introduction to early 20th-century modernism ; lecture 46. Early 20th-century modernism--Claude Debussy ; lecture 47. Early 20th-century modernism--Igor Stravinsky ; lecture 48. Early 20th-century modernism--Arnold Schönberg.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: Robert Greenberg.

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Provides understanding of musical forms, techniques, and terms and of the reciprocal relationship of social context and musical creation, using digitally recorded music to illustrate points and examining the contributions of nearly every major western composer.

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