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What to listen for in music

Author: Aaron Copland; Alan Rich; Leonard Slatkin
Publisher: New York, N.Y : Signet Classics, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Whether you listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites you to ask yourself two basic questions: Are you hearing everything that is going on? Are you really being sensitive to it? If you cannot answer yes to both questions, you owe it to yourself to read this book. With his provocative suggestions, Copland guides you through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms. This classic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Copland; Alan Rich; Leonard Slatkin
ISBN: 9780451531766 0451531760
OCLC Number: 700926560
Notes: "This is a revised edition of an authorized reprint of a hardcover edition published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, [2002]"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxvi, 266 pages : music ; 18 cm
Contents: Aaron Copland : America's musical voice --
Foreword --
Introduction --
Author's note for the 1957 edition --
Preface --
Preliminaries --
How we listen --
The creative process in music --
The four elements of music : I. Rhythm --
The four elements of music : II. Melody --
The four elements of music : III. Harmony --
The four elements of music : IV. Tone color --
Musical texture --
Musical structure --
Fundamental forms : I. Sectional form --
Fundamental forms : II. Variation form --
Fundamental forms : III. Fugal form --
Fundamental forms : IV. Sonata form --
Fundamental forms : V. Free forms --
Opera and music drama --
Contemporary music --
Film music --
From composer to interpreter to listener --
Epilogue : "Since then" --
Appendix I: Typical variation formulas --
Appendix II: Contrapuntal devices --
Appendix III: Analysis of Beethoven's "Waldstein" sonata, Op. 53.
Responsibility: Aaron Copland ; with a foreword and epilogue by Alan Rich ; and an introduction by William Schuman ; and a new appreciation by Leonard Slatkin.

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Whether you listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites you to ask yourself two basic questions: Are you hearing everything that is going on? Are you really being sensitive to it? If you cannot answer yes to both questions, you owe it to yourself to read this book. With his provocative suggestions, Copland guides you through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms. This classic works, the only book of its kind written by an eminent American composer.

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