Music in the Classic Period

ISBN-10: 0130115029

ISBN-13: 9780130115027

Edition: 4th 2000 (Revised)

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For one-semester/quarter undergraduate and graduate courses in Music History in the department of Music. This comprehensive yet concise survey of musicpart of the highly acclaimed Prentice Hall History of Music Seriestraces the evolution of musical style through the Classic periodthe late 18th and early 19th centurywith an emphasis on presenting music in its social, cultural and historical contexts. Key characteristics are clarified, as expressed in the chief categories of Classic music: symphony, sonata, concerto, opera, chamber music and sacred music.
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List price: $132.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The Evolution of Classic Style
"Classicism" in Music
Various meanings of "classicism"
Classical music and classical antiquity
Nineteenth-century uses of "classic" and "romantic"
The "Viennese school"
Were there always "classics" in music?
Extent of the Classic period--scope of this book
Bibliographical notes
Late Baroque and Rococo Style
Rococo and Style galant in music: opera and ballet
Italy: opera seria
Italy: opera buffa
The operatic overture
France: instrumental music
Germany: empfindsamer Stil
The Italian keyboard sonata
Bibliographical notes
The Pre-Classic Symphony
"Sonata form"
The Classic orchestra
Germany: Berlin and Mannheim
International aspects of Classic style
Bibliographical notes
The Background of the Classic Period
Intellectual background: political philosophy
The classic revival (neoclassicism) in the fine arts
Social changes affecting music--musical patronage
Connoisseur and amateur
Changing social status of the musician
Musical life in the Classic era
Bibliographical notes
Haydn and Mozart
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)
Bibliographical notes
The Main Musical Categories of the Classic Period
The Classic Symphony
Bibliographical notes
The Classic Sonata
Haydn's keyboard sonatas
Mozart's keyboard sonatas
Clementi and other contemporaries
Four-hand piano music
Other sonatas
Bibliographical notes
The Classic Concerto
Mozart's violin concertos
Mozart's piano concertos
Bibliographical notes
Chamber Music, Divertimento, Serenade
Definitions and categories
Toward the string quartet
Haydn's later quartets
Other chamber music by Haydn
Mozart's string quartets
Other chamber music by Mozart
Boccherini's chamber music
Divertimento and serenade
Music for larger wind ensembles
Bibliographical notes
The Art Song (Lied) Before Schubert
Songs of the "Second Berlin School"
Mozart's songs
Bibliographical notes
Opera in the Classic Era
Mozart's Italian operas
Mozart's German operas
Bibliographical notes
Sacred Music of the Classic Era
Protestant church music
Catholic church music
The oratorio
Mozart's oratorios
Organs and organ music
Bibliographical notes
From Classicism to Romanticism
Music and the French Revolution
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Beethoven's songs
Beethoven and Romanticism
The changing guitar and its repertory
Bibliographical notes
Conclusion: Classic Music and Today's Listener
The "early music" movement and the Classic period
Bibliographical notes
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