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A short history of music.

Author: Alfred Einstein
Publisher: New York, A.A. Knopf, 1954.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : [4th American ed. rev.]View all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Einstein
OCLC Number: 599263
Notes: Translation by Eric Blom and others of the author's Geschichte der Musik.
"Musical examples and notes": p. [255]-438.
Description: xi, 438, xiii pages 21 cm
Contents: Primitive music --
The ancient civilizations --
The Middle Ages. The Gregorian chant ; Polyphony --
The "Renaissance." New forms ; Accompanied melody ; Instrumental music in the seventeenth century ; Protestant church music ; Bach ; Handel --
Modern times. Homophony ; Modern instrumental music --
Haydn ; Mozart ; Beethoven ; The Romantic age ; Romantic opera ; Opera in the Latin countries ; The new Romanticism ; Wagner ; Brahms and Bruckner ; National music --
Yesterday and today --
Musical examples. Primitive melody ; Song of Seikilos ; Antiphon ; Alleluia ; Sequence (tenth century) ; Conductus (end of twelfth century) ; Troubadour song ; Morning song (1518) / Hans Sachs ; Thirteenth-century motet / Anonymous ; Ballata (c. 1350) / Giovanni da Cascia ; Ballade (c. 1360) / G. Machaut ; Section of a Mass (c. 1450) / G. Binchois ; Ballatella (frottola) (1504) / M. Pesenti ; German song (1534) / L. Senfl ; Netherlands motet (1539) / A. Willaert ; Chanson (1540) / P. Certon ; Masquerade (1541) / G.D. del Giovane da Nola ; Madrigal (1581) / L. Marenzio ; Venetian motet (1587) / G. Gabrieli ; Dance-song (1591) / G.G. Gastoldi ; Intonation for organ (c. 1550) / G. Gabrieli ; Ricercar (1567) / C. Merulo ; Song (1597) / John Dowland ; Opera monody (1608) / Marco da Gagliano ; Canzon alla Francese (c. 1600) / G. di Macque ; Variations suite (1611) / Paul Peuerl ; Concerted motet (1647) / H. Schütz ; Chamber cantata (1691) / D. Gabrielli ; Church sonata (trio sonata) (1695) / John Ravenscroft ; French overture (1691) / Agostino Steffani ; Italian overture (1760) / Nicola Piccinni ; Chamber sonata (solo sonata) / G.B. Somis ; Concerto grosso form / J.S. Bach ; Clavier suite (1696) / J.K.F. Fischer ; Organ chorale / J. Pachelbel ; Buffo aria (1733) / G.B. Pergolesi ; Buffo finale (1786) / W.A. Mozart ; Sonata form (quartet movement) / J. Haydn ; Accompanied recitative / C.W. Gluck (1779).
Other Titles: Geschichte der Musik.
Responsibility: Translated from the German.

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