Listening to Music

ISBN-10: 0131733397
ISBN-13: 9780131733398
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $131.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/26/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

HEAR THE NEWS! LISTENING TO MUSIC IS BETTER THAN EVER! Listening to Music's step-by-step presentation, accessible and reader-friendly approach, and focus on the music and composers helps you gain the effective listening skills needed to identify composers, their styles, and their music. Listening to Music reflects the successful and innovative approach used in Dr. Jay Zornrsquo;s popular course in music appreciation. Written in a lively and appealing style, Listening to Music provides the foundation for acquiring a lifelong knowledge and appreciation of music. It concentrates on the effective listening skills needed to identify composers and to recognize their styles and some of their representative worksplaying in the background of the social, economic, and historical influences in their lives. By reading this book, yoursquo;ll become an informed consumer of music, gaining not only new expertise and insights but also being able to choose from the musical offerings available to you. From world music to jazz; classical music to rock; Broadway and film; Listening to Music is the ideal introduction to todayrsquo;s musical world. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION NEW! UPDATED DESIGN and FULL COLOR FORMAT bull; bull;Presents material in a more attractive, readable format. bull;Art work and maps presented in full-color NEW! Complete chapter on JAZZ bull; bull;Expands coverage bull;Gives Jazz the attention it deserves NEW! Limitless online listening bull; bull;Exposes students to more music bull;Allows professor to customize listening tasks bull;Ability to download files for later study NEW! On line Source Documents bull; bull;Seminal readings on music history available in one place bull;Gives students deeper understanding of music history EXPANDED AND UPDATED! Coverage of rock, rap, world music, Broadway, film music, and other styles bull; bull;Fulfills need for diversity bull;Presents music students know and enjoy

Author's Note
About the Authors
Preface
Prelude: Music Belongs to Everyone
The Musical Process
From the Creator to the Listener
What to Listen for in Music
The Sensory Approach
The Emotional Approach
The Contextual Approach
The Script Approach
The Musically Aware Approach
Music Listening Checklist
Music Listening Boxes
Individual Listening Guides
Additional Listening Help
Becoming a Musically Aware Concertgoer
What Are the Different Types of Concerts?
Listening Activity: Martin Bookspan, Host
How Can I Find Out about Concerts and Ticket Sales?
How Can I Prepare for a Concert?
How Can I Prepare for Opera?
What Do I Need to Know Before the Concert Begins?
What Is in the Printed Program?
What Concert Traditions Do I Need to Know About?
When Should I Applaud?
What Is the Conductor's Role?
The Materials of Music
How the Basic Musical Elements Interact
Multimedia Presentation
Listening Guide: Elements of Music: Martin Bookspan, Host
Performing Media: Instruments, Voices, and Ensembles
Acoustics of Vocal and Instrumental Sound
Instrumental Performing Media
How Instruments Produce Sound
Performing Media and Performances: Solo Instruments and Ensembles
The Orchestra and its Instruments
How Do I Become Familiar with the Instruments?
Listening Activity and Guide: Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
How the Orchestra Developed
Listening Activity: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, "Spring," Op. 8, First Movement
Listening Activity: Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.2, Third Movement
Listening Activity: Haydn, Symphony No.94 (Surprise), Third Movement
Listening Activity: Beethoven, Symphony No.5, First Movement
Listening Activity: Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Fifth Movement
Listening Activity: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring, "Sacrificial Dance"
The Wind Ensemble
Keyboard Instruments
Listening Activity: Bach, Fugue in G Minor (Little)
Listening Activity: Mozart, Variations "Ah, Vous Dirai-je, Maman" K.265
Listening Activity: Chopin, Fantaisie Impromptu, Opus 66
Electronic Instruments
Human Voice
Listening Activity: Mozart,"Madamina" Aria from Don Giovanni
Listening Activity: Puccini, La Boheme (The Bohemian Life), Act 1 (excerpt)
The Common Style Periods of Concert Music
An introduction to Musical Styles
Why Study Musical Styles?
Music Before 1600
The Middle Ages (450-1450)
Music of the Middle Ages
Listening Activity, Gregorian Chant: Alleluia Pascha Nostrum
The Beginnings of Polyphony
Listening Activity, Organum: Leonin, Alleluia Dies Sanctificatus
The Renaissance (1450-1600)
Music in the Renaissance
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Polyphonic Music
Palestrina's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity: Palestrina, De Beata Virgine, "Kyrie" from the Mass
The Baroque Style Period (1600-1750)
Protestant Reformation
Counter-Reformation
Baroque Style Music (1600-1750)
Changes Occur in the New Baroque Music
Baroque-Style Vocal Music
Monteverdi's Biography and Principal Works
Baroque Oratorio
Schutz's Biography and Principal Works
Handel's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Handel, Messiah, "For Unto Us a Child Is Born"
Baroque Cantata
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Baroque Music
Bach's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Bach, Cantata No. 140, "Opening Chorus"
Baroque Instrumental Music
Vivaldi's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Vivaldi, The four Seasons, "Spring" First Movement
Baroque Keyboard Music
Listening Activity and Guide: Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No.2, Third Movement
Listening Activity and Guide: Bach, Fugue in G minor (Little)
The Classical Style Period (1750-1820)
Political and Social Background
Classical Origins
Music of the Classical Period
Mozart
Haydn
Young Beethoven
Mozart's Biography and Principal Works
Haydn's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Classical Music
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, Variations "Ah, Vous Dirai-Je, Maman," K. 265
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, Horn Concerto No.2, Third Movement
Listening Activity and Guide: Beethoven, Piano Sonata No.8 in c minor, Opus 13 "Pathetique," Third Movement
Listening Activity and Guide: Haydn, Symphony No.94, "Surprise" Third Movement
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, Symphony No.40, First Movement
Classical-Period Opera
Listening Activity and Guide: Mozart, "Madamina" Aria from Don Giovanni
Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism
Beethoven's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity: Beethoven, Piano Sonata No.8 (Pathetique), Third Movement
Listening Activity and Guide: Beethoven, Symphony No.5, First Movement
The Great Ninth Symphony (Choral)
The Romantic Style Period (1820-1900)
Romantic Subjects
Romanticism in Music
Early Romantic Music
Orchestral Music
Berlioz's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique, Fifth Movement
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Early Romantic Music
The Romantic Art Song
Schubert's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Schubert, Erlking
Robert Schumann's Biography and Principal Works
Romantic Piano Music
Clara Schumann's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Schumann (Clara), Scherzo, Opus 10
Chopin's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. 66
Liszt's Biography and Principal Works
Felix Mendelssohn's Biography and Principal Works
Fanny Mendelssohn's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Mendelssohn, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, First Movement
Romantic Opera
Italian Romantic Opera
Donizetti's Biography and Principal Works
Bellini's Biography and Principal Works
Rossini's Biography and Principal Works
Verdi's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Verdi, La Traviata, Act 1, "E strano! E strano!" "Sempre libera" "Follie, Follie"
Puccini's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity: Puccini, La Boheme, Act 1, duet
Offenbach's Biography and Principal Works
French Romantic Opera
Bizet's Biography and Principal Works
German Romantic Opera
Weber's Biography and Principal Works
Wagner's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Wagner, Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Listening Insights: Understanding Wagnerian Opera
Late Romantic Music
The State of Music in the Late Romantic Period
Brahms's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Romantic Chamber Music
Mahler's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Mahler, Songs of a Wayfarer, "Ging Heut Morgen uber Feld"
Listening Activity and Guide: Mahler, Symphony No. 1, First Movement
Strauss's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Programmatic and Highly Descriptive Music
Nationalism
Political Influences
Nationalism in Music
Mussorgsky's Biography and Principal Works
Tchaikovsky's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Nationalistic Music
Listening Activity and Guide: Tchaikovsky, The 1812 Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov's Biography and Principal Works
Rachmaninov's Biography and Principal Works
Bartok's Biography and Principal Works
Impressionism
Impressionistic Poetry and Painting
Impressionism in Music
Debussy's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Insights: What to Listen For in Impressionistic Music
Listening Activity and Guide: Debussy, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ravel's Biography and Principal Works
Modernism and Post-Modernism
Influence of the World Wars
Art Redefined
Overview of the Modernist/Post-Modernist Period (1900-Today)
Characteristics of Modernist/Post-Modernist Music
Stravinsky: Into the Twentieth Century
Stravinsky's Pivotal Position
Stravinsky's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring "Sacrificial Dance"
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Modernist and Post-Modernist Music
Expressionism: Atonal Music
Atonality
Schoenberg's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Tone Row/Serial Music
Listening Activity: Schoenberg, Suite for Piano, Op.25 "Praeludium"
Berg's Biography and Principal Works
Neoclassicism: Mainstream Music
Beginnings of Neoclassicism
Prokofiev's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 "Classical," First Movement
Shostakovich's Biography and Principal Works
Moving Back to the Mainstream
Spotlight: Outstanding Artist-Teacher: Nadia Boulanger
Experimental and Technological Music
Musique Concrete
Electronic Music
Computer and Mixed Media Music
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Chance and Aleatoric Music
What Lies Ahead?
Classical Music in North America
Immigration
American Composers
Amy Beach's Biography and Principal Works
Ives' Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Ives, song: "Charlie Rutlage"
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in the Music of Charles Ives
Listening Activity and Guide: Ives, First Orchestral Set: Three Places in New England, "Putnam's Camp"
Gershwin's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Gershwin, Porgy and Bess "Bess, You is My Woman Now"
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Contemporary Eclectic Music
Copland's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Copland, Rodeo Ballet, "Hoe Down"
Bernstein's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Other American Composers
Menotti's Biography and Principal Works
Zwilich's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Zwilich, Concerto Grosso, 1985, First Movement
Music of Cultural Diversity
Jazz: The Great American Art Form
The Origins and Emergence of Jazz
Blues
Joplin's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Joplin, "The Entertainer"
Early Jazz to 1930
Armstrong's Biography and Principal Works
Ellington's Biography and Principal Works
Jazz After World War II
Popular Music
The Development of Modern Popular Music
Tin Pan Alley
The Impact of Media
The Birth of Recording
Popular Singing
Lush and Lovely: The Jazz Divas
Music and the Music Industry 1950s to the Present: Something for Everyone
The World of Rock and Roll
Something for Everyone
Folk and Folk-Rock
Motown
Rhythm & Blues (R & B) and Soul
Rap: Rhyme, Rhythm, and Roots
Some Classic Rock Bands
The British Invasion
The Great American Rock Bands (1960s and 1970s)
Who Else Has Been Influential?
Country Music
Country Music Association
Making and Marketing Popular Music in the Twenty-first Century
Broadway Musical Theater
The Broadway Musical: Its Roots
North American Roots of the Musical
Stephen Foster's Biography and Principal Works
From Minstrelsy to Vaudeville
Romberg's Biography and Principal Works
Herbert's Biography and Principal Works
Friml's Biography and Principal Works
Berlin's Biography and Principal Works
Kern's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity and Guide: Kern, Show Boat, "Ol' Man River"
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Broadway Musicals
Porter's Biography and Principal Works
Rodgers' Biography and Principal Works
Sondheim's Biography and Principal Works
Listening Activity: Sondheim, A Little Night Music, "Send in the Clowns"
Listening Activity: Bernstein, Overture to Candide
Listening Activity; Bock, Fiddler on the Roof, "Sunrise, Sunset"
Musicals Adapted from Other Sources
Other Notable Composers and Lyricists
Music in the Movies
How It Began: The Silent Era
Cataloguing of Existing Concert Music
Masters Transcribed for Film
The Role of Music in Sound Films
Film Music Comes of Age
The Hollywood Sound
The Contribution of Music to Film
Movie Music of the Golden Age
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Film Music
Some of the Great Film Composers of the Golden Age
The Next Generation of Composers
Music and the Magic of Animation
Matching Music and Pictures
The Stature of Movie Music Today
Listening Insights: What to Listen for in Film Music
Contributions of World Cultures
Non-Western Influences in Western Art Music
Music South of the Sahara
Listening Activity: "If it Comes to Fighting with Guns" Ewe People of West Africa
Music of India
Music of Japan
Listening Activity: Japan (Gagaku): Netori (prelude) & "Etenraku in Hyojo"
Listening Activity: Japan: Kabuki Nagauta Music from the Play Pojoji
Finale: Audience Power in the Twenty-first Century
Beyond Survival
Listening Activity: Finale: Host, Martin Bookspan
Basic Music Notation
Common Scales in Music
Writing Reports
Music Listening Checklist
Listening Resources: Expand Your Expertise
Challenge Your Expertise Answers
Guide to the Recordings
Glossary of Musical Terms
Photo Credits
Index

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