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The home book of musical knowledge

Author: David Ewen
Publisher: London : Arco Publications, [1957]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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General survey of music and its composers.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Ewen
OCLC Number: 13863015
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 482 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One. The A.B.C. of music, its history and composers : 1. The A.B.C. of music ; 2. A chronological table of the great composers: An explanation of leading epochs and schools in music history ; 3. Brief biographies of composers --
Part Two. Choral and vocal music : 1. Choral music ; 2. Vocal music ; 3. Basic forms of choral and vocal music ; 4. Basic works in choral and vocal music --
Part Three. Music for the stage: The opera and ballet : 1. This thing called opera ; 2. How opera developed ; 3. The stories of famous operas ; 4. Twenty-five basic operas ; 5. Music for the ballets ; 6. Scenarios of twenty famous Ballets --
Part Four. Music for solo instruments and for chamber-music groups : 1. The organ ; 2. The piano ; 3. The violin ; 4. Chamber music ; 5. Basic forms of instrumental music ; 6. One hundred basic works of instrumental music --
Part Five. Orchestral music : 1. How the orchestra developed ; 2. The modern symphony orchestra ; 3. The conductor ; 4. Basic forms of orchestral music ; 5. One hundred basic orchestral works --
Part Six. Music for children --
Part Seven. A Glossary of basic terms in music.
Responsibility: by David Ewen.

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General survey of music and its composers.

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