Music of the Baroque

ISBN-10: 0195122321

ISBN-13: 9780195122329

Edition: 2001

Authors: David Schulenberg

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Ideal for undergraduate music majors, graduate students in music, and interested musicians and instructors, this introductory text covers European music from 1600 through 1750. In contrast to other books on the subject--which focus on historical information instead of on the music itself--Music of the Baroque offers a focused examination of approximately fifty selected works from several of the principal traditions of the period. It discusses representative works from each tradition, placing them within their larger historical contexts. Music of the Baroque first considers vocal works, both sacred and secular, and then looks at instrumental music. It offers models for both musical criticism and analysis in a variety of compositional styles. The book also provides substantial discussions of original instrumentation and performance practices for many works. Schulenberg analyzes familiar works like Monteverdi's Orfeo and a Bach cantata and also discusses lesser-known compositions--including several works by women composers. The opening and closing chapters on late Renaissance and galant music provide bridges to earlier and later periods of European music history. Music of the Baroque is enhanced by several pedagogical aids including synopses of operatic works, biographical timelines for major composers, numerous illustrations, musical examples, and analytical tables. Technical terms are highlighted the first time they appear in the text, and carefully formulated definitions of each new concept are provided.
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Music History, 1600-1750: Some Basic Ideas
Historical Background: Western Europe, 1600-1750
Music in European History, 1600-1750
The Place of Music and Musicians in Society
Performance Practices
A Sixteenth-Century Prologue: Motet and Madrigal
The Late-Renaissance Motet: Palestrina and Lassus
The Madrigal: Gesualdo and Monteverdi
Transistions around 1600
Some General Developments
Instruments
Monody
Monteverdi and Early Baroque Musical Drama
Claudio Monteverdi
Monteverdi's Orfeo
The Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Venetian Opera
Lully and French Musical Drama
The French Style
Lully's Armide
Secular Vocal Music of the Later Seventeenth Century
Barbara Strozzi
Alessandro Scarlatti and the Later Cantata
English Vocal Music in the
Later Seventeenth Century
Seventeenth-Century Sacred Music
Sacred Music in Venice: Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacred Music in Germany: Heinrich Schutz
Seventeenth-Century Oratorio
Late Baroque Opera
Handel
Rameau
Late Baroque Sacred Music
Johann Sebastian Bach
Handel: Jephtha
Baroque Keyboard Music I: Toccata and Suite
Keyboard Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
The Uses of Keyboard Music
Baroque Keyboard Music in Italy
Baroque Keyboard Music in France and Germany
Baroque Keyboard Music II: Fugues, Pieces, and Sonatas
Later Baroque German Keyboard Music
Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Music in France
Other Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Composers
Baroque Music for Instrumental Ensemble: The Sonata
The Chief Ensemble Instruments of the Baroque
Types of Baroque Music for Instrumental Ensemble
The Baroque Sonata
Biber
Corelli
The Baroque Instrumental Concerto
Corelli and the Concerto Grosso
The Solo Concerto
J.S. Bach and the Concerto
A Mid-Eighteenth Century
Epilogue: The Galant Style
The Galant Style
Telemann
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Bibliography
Index
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