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Listening to Western Music, 8th Edition

  • includes Download, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Craig Wright
  • ISBN-10: 1305627350
  • ISBN-13: 9781305627352
  • 432 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011, 2008
  • COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
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Overview

About the Product

LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is designed to help develop and refine the listening skills of your students, and to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. Throughout the book, Wright connects with today’s students by incorporating comparisons between pop and classical music, and by using examples from popular artists to illustrate core concepts. Organized chronologically, the text discusses musical examples from every era in its social context -- describing each piece's construction as well as its culture. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is fully integrated with MindTap to get students to listen to music and not just hear it. Designed to develop listening skills, the MindTap online resources include Listening Exercises, streaming music, Active Listening Guides, chapter and critical thinking quizzes, iAudio lectures, YouTube videos, Beat the Clock games, and more. In addition, students can download all music directly to a music library.

Features

  • Giving users complete flexibility, all music is available on a Sony Music download card. In addition, in-text Listening Guides help students follow the music in the downloads and point them to the key features to be discovered in each piece -- maximizing their experience.

  • Accessible to learners from a variety of backgrounds, the text adopts a student-friendly format that includes 27 chapters introduced by six part openers -- each with an introduction and timeline. Checklists of Musical Style help students efficiently summarize the information presented for each era.

  • The text's thorough coverage of women as composers, performers, and patrons highlights Hildegard of Bingen, Beatriz of Dia, Clara Schumann, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, and Caroline Shaw.

Reviews

Great survey with terrific supporting materials, including maps, graphs in different colors, good timelines. Good selection of materials: representative and thorough. Textual language is college level but clear. First chapter especially well done. Great references to pop culture. Introduction to modern issues about music is very thoughtfully presented. Where are we going? Loved the musical styles checklist. The modern student could feel at home with the many selections of "how to listen" to the materials. This is a great book for a college population who actually read the text. It covers each period in around 80 pages, but it is approachable for the student of today who wants materials in many formats. Great supporting materials like maps, graphs and art works.
— Elizabeth Waterbury

About the Author

Craig Wright

Craig M. Wright received his Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 1966 and his Ph.D. in musicology from Harvard University in 1972. He began his teaching career at the University of Kentucky and for the past forty years has been teaching at Yale University, where he is currently the Henry L. and Lucy G. Moses Professor of Music. At Yale, Wright’s courses include his perennially popular introductory course, Listening to Music (also part of the offerings of Open Yale Courses); his large lecture course Exploring the Nature of Genius; and most recently his Coursera course Introduction to Classical Music. He is the author of numerous scholarly books and articles on composers ranging from Leoninus to Bach. Wright has also been the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Einstein and Kinkeldey Awards of the American Musicological Society, and the Dent Medal of the International Musicological Society. In 2004, he was awarded the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Chicago. And in 2010 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining fellow inductee, banjo player Steve Martin. In addition to LISTENING TO MUSIC and LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC, EIGHTH EDITION, Wright has also published THE ESSENTIAL LISTENING TO MUSIC, SECOND EDITION; LISTENING TO MUSIC, CHINESE EDITION (Schirmer Cengage Learning/Three Union Press, 2012), translated and simplified by Profs. Li Xiujung (China Conservatory, Beijing) and Yu Zhigang (Central Conservatory, Beijing), both of whom worked with Wright at Yale; and MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE (Schirmer Cengage Learning, 2010), with coauthor Bryan Simms. He is currently at work on a volume titled MOZART’S BRAIN: EXPLORING THE NATURE OF GENIUS.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Listening.
1. The Power of Music.
2. Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony.
3. Color, Texture, Form, and Style.
Part II: The Middle Ages and Renaissance, 476-1600.
4. Medieval Music, 476-1450.
5. Renaissance Music, 1450-1600.
Part III: The Baroque Period, 1600-1750.
6. Early Baroque Music: Opera.
7. Toward Late Baroque Instrumental Music.
8. The Late Baroque: Bach.
9. The Late Baroque: Handel.
Part IV: The Classical Period, 1750-1820.
10. Introduction to Classical Style: Haydn and Mozart.
11. Classical Forms: Ternary and Sonata–Allegro.
12. Classical Forms: Theme and Variations, Rondo.
13. Classical Genres: Instrumental Music.
14. Classical Genres: Vocal Music.
15. Beethoven: Bridge to Romanticism.
Part V: Romanticism, 1820-1900.
16. Introduction to Romanticism.
17. Romantic Music: The Art Song.
18. Romantic Music: Program Music, Ballet, and Musical Nationalism.
19. Romantic Music: Piano Music.
20. Romantic Opera: Italy.
21. Romantic Opera: Germany.
22. Nineteenth-Century Realistic Opera.
23. Late Romantic Orchestral Music.
Part VI: Modern and Postmodern Art Music, 1880-Present.
24. From Impressionism to Modernism.
25. Early-Twentieth-Century Modernism.
26. American Modernism.
27. Postmodernism.

New to this edition

  • Helping students focus on the most important concepts, Learning Objectives zero in on key topics.
  • Each chapter opens with new YouTube engagement activities -- quickly drawing students into the featured topics.
  • Chapter critical thinking quizzes help students think more analytically about music.
  • More than 20 new Listening Exercises provide for in-depth selection quizzing.
  • The new timed Beat the Clock game gives students more hands-on practice (and fun) identifying music, composers, genres, styles, instruments, and more.
  • Instant audio plays most notated examples, enabling student to get the full experience of the music described in the text.
  • LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC now offers a succinct 16 new music selections, enabling instructors to cover more selections.
  • More student friendly and streamlined than ever, the Eighth Edition has been trimmed by five chapters to help instructors complete more of the textbook. The final three chapters cover global music and are available in MindTap®.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Listening to Western Music  (ISBN-10: 1305867629 | ISBN-13: 9781305867628)

LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is designed to help develop and refine the listening skills of your students, and to inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. Throughout the book, Wright connects with today’s students by incorporating comparisons between pop and classical music, and by using examples from popular artists to illustrate core concepts. Organized chronologically, the text discusses musical examples from every era in its social context -- describing each piece's construction as well as its culture. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is fully integrated with MindTap to get students to listen to music and not just hear it. Designed to develop listening skills, the MindTap online resources include Listening Exercises, streaming music, Active Listening Guides, chapter and critical thinking quizzes, iAudio lectures, YouTube videos, Beat the Clock games, and more. In addition, students can download all music directly to a music library.

MindTap Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Wright's Listening to Music  (ISBN-10: 1305658477 | ISBN-13: 9781305658479)

MindTap Music for Wright's Listening to Music, 8th Edition is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap. MindTap: Powered by You. MindTap gives you complete ownership of your content and learning experience. Customize the interactive syllabi, emphasize the most important topics, and add your own material or notes in the eBook.

Instructor's Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305867092 | ISBN-13: 9781305867093)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via www.cengage.com/login. Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor's manual, and more.

Student Supplements

Listening to Western Music  (ISBN-10: 1305867629 | ISBN-13: 9781305867628)

LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC equips you with the tools to actively listen to and inspire a lifelong appreciation for music. Known for his clear, conversational style, Professor Wright helps you immediately find connections to music by comparing pop and classical music concepts. His text is organized chronologically and discusses musical examples from each era in its social context -- describing the construction and culture of each piece.

MindTap Music, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Wright's Listening to Music  (ISBN-10: 1305658477 | ISBN-13: 9781305658479)

MindTap Music for Wright's Listening to Music, 8th Edition helps you learn on your terms. INSTANT ACCESS IN YOUR POCKET. Take advantage of the MindTap Mobile App to learn on your terms. Read or listen to textbooks and study with the aid of instructor notifications, flashcards, and practice quizzes. MINDTAP HELPS YOU CREATE YOUR OWN POTENTIAL. GEAR UP FOR ULTIMATE SUCCESS. Track your scores and stay motivated toward your goals. Whether you have more work to do or are ahead of the curve, you’ll know where you need to focus your efforts. And the MindTap Green Dot will charge your confidence along the way. MINDTAP HELPS YOU OWN YOUR PROGRESS. MAKE YOUR TEXTBOOK YOURS. No one knows what works for you better than you. Highlight key text, add notes, and create custom flashcards. When it’s time to study, everything you’ve flagged or noted can be gathered into a guide you can organize.