Inside Music

ISBN-10: 0385417748
ISBN-13: 9780385417747
Edition: N/A
Authors: Karl Haas
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Description: Karl Haas, creator and host of the internationally syndicated radio program "Adventures in Good Music," has an inimitable flair for bringing classical music to life.  This is a definitive and fascinating reference work for anyone who loves classical  More...

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List price: $17.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Karl Haas, creator and host of the internationally syndicated radio program "Adventures in Good Music," has an inimitable flair for bringing classical music to life.  This is a definitive and fascinating reference work for anyone who loves classical music and wants to learn more about its many aspects and dimensions.

Prefacep. v
The Makings of Music
The Infinite Pleasures of Listening to Musicp. 3
What to Listen for in Musicp. 7
Music's Main Ingredientsp. 15
Rhythm - The Pulse of Musicp. 16
The Building Blocks of Melodyp. 21
Harmony - Synchronization of Soundp. 28
Tonal Color - A Musical Kaleidoscopep. 35
Form - The Unifying Force in Musicp. 40
The Instruments and Their Principal Usep. 49
The Human Voicep. 51
The Woodwind Familyp. 56
The Brass Familyp. 72
The String Familyp. 80
The Percussion Familyp. 110
The Keyboard Familyp. 125
The Orchestra and Its Evolutionp. 151
Early Historyp. 152
The Baroque Orchestrap. 153
The Classical Orchestrap. 158
The Orchestra of Beethoven's Timep. 164
Some Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Milestonesp. 168
Interpretation, or the Art of Conveying Music's Meaningp. 175
Interpretive Guidelines of Composersp. 177
Evaluating Different Interpretationsp. 179
The Conductor and His Artp. 183
Originp. 184
The Concertmasterp. 185
The Evolution of the Art of Conductingp. 187
Some Types and Techniques of Conductingp. 192
Musical Preparation for Conductorsp. 193
Orchestrationp. 197
Comparing an Orchestral Transcription and an Original Compositionp. 201
Mixing Instrumental Sounds or Colorsp. 203
Development of Orchestrational Techniquesp. 205
Music in the Flow of History
The Categories of Music: Definition, History, and Examplesp. 209
Absolute Music:
Sonatap. 210
Symphonyp. 212
Concertop. 213
Chamber Musicp. 215
Suitep. 219
Theme and Variationsp. 221
Rondop. 223
Contrapuntal Musicp. 224
Program Music:
Anthemp. 229
Cantatap. 230
Character Piecep. 231
Choralep. 234
Incidental Musicp. 235
Liedp. 236
Madrigalp. 240
Massp. 241
Motetp. 243
Operap. 244
Oratoriop. 249
Overturep. 252
Symphonic/Tone Poemp. 254
The Periods of Music in Relation to History and the Other Artsp. 257
Ancient Civilizationsp. 259
The Medieval Agep. 261
The Gothic Agep. 264
The Renaissancep. 266
The Reformation and Counter-Reformationp. 272
Baroquep. 274
The Late Eighteenth Century:
Rococop. 282
Classicismp. 284
Romanticismp. 291
Nationalismp. 323
The Twentieth Century:
Realismp. 330
Impressionismp. 334
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