Music of the Baroque

ISBN-10: 0195331060

ISBN-13: 9780195331066

Edition: 2nd 2008

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An era of continuous and far-reaching musical evolution, the Baroque period witnessed the invention of opera and oratorio and the emergence of such instrumental genres as the sonata, suite, and concerto, which continue to engage composers today. An ideal instructional package for courses inmusic history and literature, Music of the Baroque, Second Edition, and its accompanying anthology of scores offer a vivid introduction to European music from 1600 through 1750. Integrating historical and cultural context with composer biography, music analysis, and performance practice, the textsurveys Baroque music while analyzing in depth more than forty works from the principal traditions of the period. An opening chapter on late-Renaissance vocal music and a closing chapter on galant instrumental music provide bridges to earlier and later European music. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current scholarship, this second edition of Music of the Baroque offers expanded coverage of instrumental music, with new sections on French lute music and the Italian trumpet sinfonia, along with enhanced discussion of chamber music from SalomoneRossi to Biber and Corelli. French sacred music also receives renewed attention. Offering models for musical criticism and analysis in a variety of compositional styles, author David Schulenberg analyzes familiar works like Monteverdi's Orfeo and a Bach cantata as well as lesser-known compositions,including works by Barbara Strozzi and Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre. Additional Features: * Incorporates a wealth of pedagogical resources including synopses of operatic works; biographical timelines for major composers; numerous illustrations, musical examples, and analytical tables; highlighting and explanations of technical terms upon first appearance; and carefully formulateddefinitions of each new concept * Revised to incorporate the latest in Baroque music scholarship, including an updated bibliography and many new music examples and illustrations * Accompanied by a companion anthology that contains more than fifty pieces for analysis * Supplemented by the author's website,, which provides a discography for pieces included in the anthology Designed for undergraduate and graduate students, Music of the Baroque, Second Edition, is also essential reading for anyone who desires an up-to-date introduction to the serious study of Baroque music.
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List price: $77.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/23/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

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
Transitions around 1600
Some General Developments
The Basso Continuo
Monteverdi and Early Baroque Musical Drama
Claudio Monteverdi
Monteverdi's Orfeo
The Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Venetian Opera
Secular Vocal Music of the Later Seventeenth Century
Barbara Strozzi
Alessandro Scarlatti and the Later Cantata
The Dissemination of Italian Baroque Style
Lully and French Musical Drama
The French Style
Lully's Armide
Seventeenth-Century Sacred Music
Sacred Music in Venice: Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacred Music in Germany: Heinrich Schutz
Seventeenth-Century Oratorio
Sacred Music in France: Michel-Richard de Lalande
Late Baroque Opera
Late Baroque Sacred Music
J. S. Bach
Handel and the Eighteenth-Century Oratorio
Music for Solo Instruments I: Toccata and Suite
The Lute and Its Repertory
Keyboard Instruments of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Baroque Keyboard Music in Italy
Baroque Keyboard Music in France and Germany
Music for Solo Instruments II: Fugues and Pieces
Later Baroque Keyboard Music in Germany
J. S. Bach's Music for Solo Instruments
Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Music in France
Other Eighteenth-Century Keyboard Composers
Music for Instrumental Ensemble I: The Sonata
The Chief Ensemble Instruments of the Baroque
Types of Baroque Music for Instrumental Ensemble
The Baroque Sonata
Music for Instrumental Ensemble II: Sinfonia and Concerto
The Bolognese Trumpet Sinfonia
The Baroque Concerto
A Mid-Eighteenth-Century Epilogue: The Galant Style
The Galant Style
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
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