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An introduction to music

Author: David D Boyden
Publisher: New York : Knopf, [1956]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Boyden, David D. (David Dodge), 1910-1986.
Introduction to music.
New York, Knopf [1956]
(OCoLC)639387637
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David D Boyden
OCLC Number: 612146
Description: xxiv, 449, xxvi pages : illustrations, pls., music, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Contents: The enjoyment and understanding of music --
The elements of music ; Rhythm, the first element --
Melody, the second element --
Harmony, the third element --
The larger forms --
Tone color, the fourth element --
Aspects of performance --
Music and description --
Beauty and related questions --
The development of music to 1600 --
The seventeenth century: opera and related forms ; Sacred music --
The instrumental music of the seventeenth century --
The early eighteenth century: opera and secular cantata ; Sacred music --
The instrumental music of the early eighteenth century --
Instrumental music of the classic period --
Opera and sacred music of the classic period --
The early nineteenth century --
The sonata, symphony, and concerto after Beethoven --
Orchestral program music --
Sacred music and opera in the nineteenth century --
The operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss --
Verdi --
Nationalism in music --
After Wagner and between two wars --
Twentieth-century styles and forms --
Composers of the twentieth century --
Appendix I. Notation: how music is written down --
Appendix II. The order of the mass ; The complete text of the ordinary --
Appendix III. Glossary.
Responsibility: by David D. Boyden ; foreword by Percy A. Scholes.

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