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Roots of the classical : the popular origins of Western music

Author: Peter Van Der Merwe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
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Sets out the fundamental laws of melody and harmony, and sketches the development of tonality between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The author focuses on the years 1770-1910, treating the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Van Der Merwe
ISBN: 0198166478 9780198166474
OCLC Number: 239330440
Description: XVII, 558 Seiten : zahlreiche Notenbeispiele
Contents: I. THE MELODIC FOUNDATIONS ; 1. The subtle mathematics of music ; 2. The Ramellian paradigm ; 3. The children's chant ; 4. The pentatonic scale ; II. THE HARMONIC REVOLUTION ; 5. Primitive harmony ; 6. The discovery of tonality ; 7. Rivals to tonality ; 8. Dissonance and discord ; 9. The evolution of tonality ; III. THE MELODIC COUNTER-REVOLUTION ; 10. The rude, the vulgar, and the polite ; 11. The debt to the East ; The Phrygian Fringe ; Drones and ostinatos ; Outline, refrain, and sequence ; Modes and scales ; 12. The dances of central Europe ; The polka family ; The waltz ; 13. The nineteenth-century vernacular ; 14. Romanticism ; Romantic nationalism ; The symphonic tradition ; Wagner and the vernacular ; 15. Modernism ; 16. The popular style ; The late vernacular ; The blues and early jazz
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'...a marvellously stimulating new book.' * Martin Kettle, The Guardian * ...looks beyond the traditional sources, examining the importance of styles from alternative repertoires such as children's Read more...

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