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What to listen for in music

Author: Aaron Copland
Publisher: New York : Mentor, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explains many intricacies and nuances presented by different instruments as played in orchestral music in contemporary styles and film versions as well as classical, showing how to listen intelligently to what the composer is trying to convey.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Copland
ISBN: 0451628802 9780451628800
OCLC Number: 40423800
Notes: "This is a revised edition of an authorized reprint of a hardcover edition published by McGraw-Hill Book Company"--T.p. verso.
Description: xxxii, 266 p. : ill., music ; 18 cm.
Contents: Preliminaries --
How we listen --
The creative process in music --
The four elements of music : Rhythm --
Melody --
Harmony --
Tone color --
Musical texture --
Musical structure --
Fundamental forms : Sectional form --
Variation form --
Fugal form --
Sonata form --
Free forms --
Opera and music drama --
Contemporary music --
Film music --
From composer to interpreter to listener.
Responsibility: Aaron Copland ; with a foreword and epilogue by Alan Rich ; introduction by William Schuman.
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Explains many intricacies and nuances presented by different instruments as played in orchestral music in contemporary styles and film versions as well as classical, showing how to listen intelligently to what the composer is trying to convey.

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