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Music of the baroque

Author: David Schulenberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This textbook is a concise survey of European music from 1600 through 1750 and is designed for junior/senior level courses in Baroque music.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Schulenberg
ISBN: 9780199942015 0199942013 9780199942022 0199942021
OCLC Number: 827528893
Description: xi, 370 pages : illustrations, portraits, music, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Music History 1600-1750 : Some Basic Ideas ; Historical Background : Western Europe, 1600-1750 ; Music in European History, 1600-1750 ; The Place of Music and Musicians in Society ; Performance Practices --
A Sixteenth-Century Prologue : Motet and Madrigal. The Late Renaissance Motet : Palestrina and Lassus ; The Madrigal --
Transitions Around 1600. Some General Developments ; The Basso Continuo ; Instruments ; Monody --
Monteverdi and Early Baroque Musical Drama. Claudio Monteverdi ; Monteverdi's Orfeo ; Later Works ; Venetian Opera --
Secular Vocal Music of the Later Seventeenth Century. Barbara Strozzi ; Alessandro Scarlatti and the Later Cantata ; The Dissemination of Baroque Style --
Lully and French Musical Drama. The French Style ; Lully's Armide --
Seventeenth-Century Sacred Music. Sacred Music in Venice : Giovanni Gabrieli ; Sacred Music in Germany : Heinrich Schütz ; Seventeenth-Century Oratorio ; Lalande and the Grand Motet --
Late Baroque Opera. Handel ; Rameau --
Late Baroque Sacred Music. J.S. Bach ; Handel and the Eighteenth-Century Oratorio --
Music for Solo Instruments I : Toccata and Suite. The Lute and Its Repertory ; Keyboard Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ; Baroque Keyboard Music in Italy ; Baroque Keyboard Music in France and Germany --
Music for Solo Instruments II : Fugues and Pièces. Later Baroque Keyboard Music ; J.S. Bach's Music for Solo Instruments ; Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Music in France ; Other Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Composers --
Music for Instrumental Ensemble I : The Sonata. The Chief Ensemble Instruments of the Baroque ; Types of Baroque Music for Instrumental Ensemble ; The Baroque Sonata --
Music for Instrumental Ensemble II : Sinfonia and Concerto. The Bolognese Trumpet Sinfonia ; The Baroque Concerto --
A Mid-Eighteenth-Century Epilogue : The Galant Style.
Responsibility: David Schulenberg.

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I suspect that most teachers of the baroque period will know and recommend the volume. It reads well, and given the space, it manages to offer some detail on the music selected for attention. * Read more...

 
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