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Essential Canon of Classical Music

ISBN-10: 0865476640
ISBN-13: 9780865476646
Edition: 2001
Authors: David Dubal
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Description: The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.

The Medieval, Renaissance, and Elizabethan Ages
Guillaume de Machaut
Guillaume Dufay
Josquin Desprez
Thomas Tallis
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Orlande de Lassus
William Byrd
Tomas Luis de Victoria
Giovanni Gabrieli
Carlo Gesualdo
John Dowland
Claudio Monteverdi
Gregorio Allegri
The Age of the Baroque
George Frideric Handel
Johann Sebastian Bach
Domenico Scarlatti
Other Baroque Composers
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Heinrich Schutz
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Dietrich Buxtehude
Arcangelo Corelli
Henry Purcell
Alessandro Scarlatti
Francois Couperin
Tomaso Albinoni
Antonio Vivaldi
Jan Zelenka
Georg Philipp Telemann
Jean-Philippe Rameau
Alessandro and Benedetto Marcello
The Age of Classicism
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Franz Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
Other Classical Composers
Francesco Geminiani
Giuseppe Tartini
Thomas Arne
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
William Boyce
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Pietro Nardini
Antonio Soler
Luigi Boccherini
Domenico Cimarosa
Muzio Clementi
Luigi Cherubini
Francois-Adrien Boieldieu
Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Fernando Sor
Mauro Giuliani
The Romantic Age
Nicolo Paganini
Carl Maria von Weber
Gioachino Rossini
Franz Schubert
Gaetano Donizetti
Vincenzo Bellini
Hector Berlioz
Felix Mendelssohn
Frederic Chopin
Robert Schumann
Franz Liszt
Richard Wagner
Giuseppe Verdi
Charles Gounod
Jacques Offenbach
Cesar Franck
Bedrich Smetana
Anton Bruckner
Johann Strauss II
Johannes Brahms
Alexander Borodin
Camille Saint-Saens
Georges Bizet
Modest Mussorgsky
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Antonin Dvorak
Edvard Grieg
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Gabriel Faure
Leos Janacek
Sir Edward Elgar
Giacomo Puccini
Hugo Wolf
Gustav Mahler
Frederick Delius
Claude Debussy
Richard Strauss
Jean Sibelius
Other Romantic Composers
Daniel-Francois Auber
Giacomo Meyerbeer
Franz Berwald
Albert Lortzing
Adolphe Adam
Mikhail Glinka
Otto Nicolai
Charles-Valentin Alkan
Franz von Suppe
Edouard Lalo
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Karl Goldmark
Amilcare Ponchielli
Henryk Wieniawski
Leo Delibes
Mily Balakirev
Max Bruch
Hermann Goetz
Emmanuel Chabrier
Arrigo Boito
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Jules Massenet
Charles-Marie Widor
Pablo de Sarasate
Henri Duparc
Vincent d'Indy
Engelbert Humperdinck
John Philip Sousa
Anatoly Liadov
Ernest Chausson
Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Gustave Charpentier
Edward MacDowell
Isaac Albeniz
Charles Martin Loeffler
Anton Arensky
Pietro Mascagni
Alexander Glazunov
Carl Nielsen
Paul Dukas
The Age of Modernism
Alexander Scriabin
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Arnold Schoenberg
Maurice Ravel
Bela Bartok
Igor Stravinsky
Alban Berg
Sergei Prokofiev
Paul Hindemith
George Gershwin
Francis Poulenc
Aaron Copland
Dmitri Shostakovich
Benjamin Britten
Other Modern Composers
Erik Satie
Ferruccio Busoni
Umberto Giordano
Enrique Granados
Scott Joplin
Hans Pfitzner
Albert Roussel
Franz Lehar
Alexander von Zemlinsky
Max Reger
Gustav Holst
Charles Ives
Josef Suk
Reinhold Gliere
Fritz Kreisler
John Alden Carpenter
Manuel de Falla
Erno von Dohnanyi
Ottorino Respighi
Frank Bridge
Nikolai Medtner
Ernest Bloch
George Enescu
Karol Szymanowski
Joaquin Turina
Percy Grainger
Zoltan Kodaly
Anton Webern
Sir Arnold Bax
Alfredo Casella
Edgard Varese
Charles Tomlinson Griffes
George Butterworth
Marcel Dupre
Heitor Villa-Lobos
Jacques Ibert
Bohuslav Martinu
Frank Martin
Arthur Honegger
Ferde Grofe
Darius Milhaud
Walter Piston
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Carl Orff
Virgil Thomson
Howard Hanson
Roger Sessions
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Roy Harris
Silvestre Revueltas
Carlos Chavez
George Antheil
Kurt Weill
Harry Partch
Gerald Finzi
Joaquin Rodrigo
Maurice Durufle
Sir William Walton
Aram Khachaturian
Dmitri Kabalevsky
Sir Michael Tippett
Elliott Carter
Olivier Messiaen
Grazyna Bacewicz
Samuel Barber
Alan Hovhaness
Gian Carlo Menotti
John Cage
Morton Gould
Witold Lutoslawski
George Perle
Milton Babbitt
Alberto Ginastera
Lou Harrison
Leonard Bernstein
Karel Husa
Iannis Xenakis
Gyorgy Ligeti
Ned Rorem
Luciano Berio
Pierre Boulez
Hans Werner Henze
Karlheinz Stockhausen
George Crumb
Toru Takemitsu
Rodion Shchedrin
Krzysztof Penderecki
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Alfred Schnittke
Arvo Part

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