Music in Western Civilization, Media Update, 1st Edition
- includes Resource Center Printed Access Card
- Craig Wright
- Bryan R. Simms
- ISBN-10: 049557273X
- ISBN-13: 9780495572732
- 912 Pages | Hardcover
- COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
Wright/Simms was the first book in a generation that students could read and fully understand--on their own. Building on that excellence, the new MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE continues to revolutionize the teaching of music history by presenting music in its cultural context in a way that is clear and easy to understand. Offering superior scholarship, this innovative text places music in the context of the politics, personalities, arts, and humanities of each period of Western history. The importance of the cultural setting of many composers and genres is evidenced by such chapters as "Richard Strauss in Berlin," "Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig," and "Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame." Both flexible and comprehensive, the text includes 83 brief chapters--allowing instructors to pick and choose which material they wish to emphasize--and covers all major composers, styles, and genres. It discusses a full 224 pieces, with additional commentary and complete musical scores included in an accompanying two-volume Anthology prepared by Timothy Roden. Recordings of all 224 pieces are collectively available on the accompanying CD sets, and student exercises and analysis questions are found in a companion student workbook. The MEDIA UPDATE also adds coverage of important composers, compositions, trends, and primary sources. Its Web-based Resource Center includes a repository of additional material--music, composer biographies, primary source readings, musical debates--that enables instructors to further customize their courses to best fit their needs.
"[The writing] was the book's principle strength. It is a truly accessible book. . . . Students might even become better writers by reading this textbook! . . . It's probably alone in its field in this respect, and I can't praise it enough. . . . Students can learn with this book, and I don't say that about many textbooks."
— Charles Dill, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Part I: ANTIQUITY AND THE MIDDLE AGES.
1. Music in Ancient Greece.
2. Antiquity to the Middle Ages: Music in Rome, Jerusalem, and the Early Christian World.
3. Chant in the Monastery and Convent.
4. Music Theory in the Monastery: John of St. Gall and Guido of Arezzo.
5. Later Medieval Chant: Tropes, Sequences, and the Liturgical Drama of Hildegard of Bingen.
6. Troubadours and Trouvères.
7. Early Polyphony.
8. Music in Medieval Paris: Polyphony at Notre Dame.
9. Inside the Cathedral Close and University: Conductus and Motet.
10. In the Parisian Master's Study: Music Theory of the Ars Antiqua and Ars Nova.
11. Music at the Court of the French Kings: The Ars Nova.
12. Fourteenth-Century Music in Reims: Guillaume de Machaut.
13. Avignon, Symbolic Scores, and the Ars Subtilior.
Musical Interlude 1: From Medieval Manuscript to Modern Performance.
Part II: THE LATE MIDDLE AGES AND EARLY RENAISSANCE.
14. Music in Florence, 1350-1425.
15. Music at the Cathedral of Florence.
16. Music in England.
17. Music at the Court of Burgundy.
18. Music at the French Royal Court.
19. Music in the Low Countries.
Part III: THE LATE RENAISSANCE.
Musical Interlude 2: Music in the Late Renaissance.
20. Popular Music in Florence, 1470-1540: Carnival Song and Lauda, Frottola, and Early Madrigal.
21. Josquin Desprez and Music in Ferrara.
Musical Interlude 3: Music Printing During the Renaissance.
22. Music in Renaissance Paris.
23. Renaissance Instruments and Instrumental Music.
Musical Interlude 4: Music Theory in the Renaissance.
24. Music in Three German Cities: The Protestant-Catholic Confrontation.
25. Rome and the Music of the Counter-Reformation.
26. Music in Elizabethan England, Part I: Early Vocal Music.
27. Music in Elizabethan England, Part II: Later Vocal Music and Instrumental Music.
28. The Later Madrigal in Ferrara and Mantua: Gesualdo and Monteverdi.
Part IV: BAROQUE MUSIC.
29. Early Baroque Music.
30. The Birth of Opera: Florence, Mantua, and Venice.
31. The Concerted Style in Venice and Dresden.
32. Religious Music in Baroque Rome.
Musical Interlude 5: A Baroque Christmas in the Andes of South America.
33. Instrumental Music in Italy.
34. Instrumental Music in Germany and Austria.
35. Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Vocal Music.
36. Music in Paris and at the Court of Versailles: Instrumental Music.
Musical Interlude 6: From Ancient to Modern: Aspects of Baroque Music Theory.
37. Music in London, Part I: Henry Purcell.
38. Music in London, Part II: George Frideric Handel.
39. Johann Sebastian Bach: Instrumental Music in Weimar and Cöthen.
40. Johann Sebastian Bach: Vocal Music in Leipzig.
Part V: THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE CLASSICAL ERA.
41. Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Opera.
42. Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Orchestral Music.
43. Music in the Age of Enlightenment: Keyboard Music.
44. Classical Music in Vienna.
45. Joseph Haydn: Instrumental Music.
46. Joseph Haydn: Late Symphonies and Vocal Music.
47. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Instrumental Music.
48. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vocal Music.
49. The Early Music of Beethoven.
50. Beethoven's Middle Period: 1802-1814.
51. After the Congress of Vienna: Beethoven's Late Music.
Part VI: ROMANTICISM.
Musical Interlude 7: Romanticism.
52. Franz Schubert.
53. Music in Paris Under Louis Philippe: Berlioz and Chopin.
54. Leipzig and the Gewandhaus: Mendelssohn and the Schumanns.
55. German Opera in the Nineteenth Century: Weber and Wagner.
56. Opera in Italy: Rossini and Verdi.
57. Nationalism and Virtuosity: Franz Liszt.
58. Vienna in the Late Nineteenth Century: Brahms and Bruckner.
59. Music and Ballet in Nineteenth-Century Russia: Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky.
60. Vienna at the turn of the Twentieth Century: Gustav and Alma Mahler.
61. England at the End of the Romantic Period: Elgar and Vaughan Williams.
62. Opera in Milan After Verdi: Puccini, Toscanini, and Verismo.
63. Paris of the Belle Epoque: Debussy, Fauré, and Lili Boulanger.
Part VII: THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.
Musical Interlude 8: Music Since 1900.
64. Richard Strauss in Berlin.
65. Music in Russian During the Silver Age: Igor Stravinsky.
66. Atonality: Schoenberg and Scriabin.
67. French Music at the Time of World War I: Ravel and Satie.
68. Music in Paris After World War I: Stravinsky and the Six.
69. Vienna in the Aftermath of War: Twelve-Tone Methods.
70. Musical Theater in Germany in the 1920s: Berg and Weill.
71. Béla Bartók and Hungarian Folk Music.
72. Early Jazz.
73. Paul Hindemith and Music in Nazi Germany.
74. Music in Soviet Russia: Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
75. Self-Reliance in American Music: Ives, Seeger, and Nancarrow.
76. American Composers Return from Europe: Copland and Barber.
77. Tin Pan Alley and the Broadway Musical.
Part VIII: CONTEMPORARY MUSIC.
Musical Interlude 9: After World War II.
78. Reflections on War: Britten, Penderecki, and Others.
79. Twelve-Tone Music and Serialism After World War II.
80. Alternatives to Serialism: Chance, Electronics, Textures.
81. Harlem in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s: Big Bands, Bebop, and Cool Jazz.
Musical Interlude 10: The Birth of Rock.
Musical Interlude 11: Music in the Movies.
82. Music of the 1960s and 1970s: Live Processes, Minimalism, Metric Modulations.
83. Returning to the Known: Music of the Recent Past.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
Prepared by Timothy Roden of Ohio Wesleyan University, the workbook helps students maximize their study time with a set of analytical questions for each musical selection in the CD set and Anthologies as well as Sterling Murray's guide to researching and writing about music.
Maximize your study time with this comprehensive workbook! Prepared by Timothy Roden of Ohio Wesleyan University, the workbook contains a set of analytical questions for each musical selection in the CD set and Anthologies as well as Sterling Murray's guide to research in and writing about music.