Music Then and Now

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A "you are there" guide to masterpieces of Western music.

Music Then and Now offers a vivid introduction to Western music by focusing on 28 works in-depth. Its "you are there" approach—demonstrated by each chapter’s rich historical and cultural context—engages students in the excitement of hearing the music as original audiences did when the music was first performed. Covering all historical periods and genres, the book gives students all the tools they need for close listening. And with Total Access, every new copy of the book includes access to the ebook, streaming music, dynamic Author Videos, and other online listening tools.

1. Fundamental Musical Concepts and Terms

PART I Music and Prayer: Medieval and Renaissance Music
2. Friday, December 25, 1198, Paris: Christmas Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral
3. Thursday, July 23, 1586, Harleyford Manor, England: William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices and Other Domestic Music

PART II Music and Speech: Baroque Music
4. Saturday, February 24, 1607, Mantua: Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo
5. Tuesday, April 13, 1742, Dublin: George Frideric Handel’s Messiah
6. Friday, September 18, 1739, Leipzig: Johann Sebastian Bach at Zimmermann’s Coffeehouse

PART III Music and Reason: Classical Music
7. Monday, October 29, 1787, Prague: W. A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni
8. Thursday, December 22, 1808, Vienna: Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
9. November 1826, Vienna: A Schubertiade at Joseph von Spaun’s

PART IV Music and Feeling: Romantic Music
10. Sunday, December 5, 1830, Paris: Hector Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony (Symphonie fantastique)
11. Thursday, March 13, 1845, Leipzig: Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor
12. Saturday, March 29, 1862, Paris: Clara Schumann Performs Robert Schumann’s Carnaval
13. Monday, August 14, 1876, Bayreuth: Richard Wagner’s The Valkyrie (Die Walküre)
14. Friday, December 15, 1893, New York: Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E Minor (From the New World)

PART V Music and Politics: Twentieth-Century Music
15. Thursday, May 29, 1913, Paris: Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring (Le sacre du printemps)
16. Monday, December 14, 1925, Berlin: Alban Berg’s Wozzeck
17. Wednesday, January 15, 1941, Stalag VIIIA, Zgorzelek, Poland: Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
18. Thursday, September 26, 1957, New York: Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story
19. Coda: Into the Twenty-First Century

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