music in the western world

Music In The Western World
Author: Piero Weiss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2007-05-07
Pages: 624
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Popular Musics Of The Non Western World
Author: Peter Manuel
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 1988
Pages: 287
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book examines all major non-Western urban music styles, from increasingly familiar genres like reggae and salsa, to the lesser-known regional styles of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, non-Western Europe (Greece, Yugoslavia, Portugal), Asia, and the Near East. Manuel establishes parameters that distinguish popular music from both folk and classical music, defining popular music as music created with the mass media in mind and reproduced on a large scale basis as a salable commodity for wide public consumption. While emphasizing stylistic analysis and historical development, he also treats the diverse popular musics as sites for the negotiation and mediation of the dialectics of nationalism and acculturation, tradition and modernity, urban and rural aesthetics, and grassroots spontaneity and corporate or bureaucratic manipulation. --From publisher's description.

An Introduction To Music And Art In The Western World
Author: Edmund Cykler
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Release Date: 1995-06-01
Pages: 432
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World, 10th edition, is a clear and attractive guide to the great artists and composers of the West and the societies in which they lived and worked.

An Introduction To Music And Art In The Western World
Author: Milo Arlington Wold
Publisher: William C Brown Pub
Release Date: 1991-03
Pages: 424
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An Introduction to Music and Art in the Western World, 10th edition, is a clear and attractive guide to the great artists and composers of the West and the societies in which they lived and worked.

The Family In The Western World From The Black Death To The Industrial Age
Author: Beatrice Gottlieb
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1994-06-02
Pages: 352
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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During the last few decades the study of the family has flourished, and in the process many myths about what life was like two or three centuries ago have been debunked. For example, contrary to popular belief, we now know that most women in the preindustrial West did not marry before they were twenty-five. Most households consisted of no more than four or five people, usually including unrelated young people working as servants. And perhaps most surprising of all, multigenerational households were not very common. Pulling together much fascinating information about the family in the preindustrial Western world, Beatrice Gottlieb presents every aspect of this rich subject with clarity and fairness. Her generously illustrated book deals with the households of the wealthy and the poor, courtship and marriage, the care and training of children, and the bonds (and strains) of kinship. The matter of inheritance receives special attention, as it played a substantial role in a world permeated by rank and status, and its importance gave the family a peculiar social and economic significance. With a focus on the ordinary people whose everyday lives strike a responsive chord in all of us, as well as brief appearances by famous people and important events in history--Henry VIII's divorce, Benjamin Franklin's apprenticeship to his brother, and Mary Wollstonecraft's death in childbirth--this remarkable, eminently readable work brings to vivid life the wives and husbands, servants and masters, children and parents of a not too distant past.

The Exotic In Western Music
Author: Jonathan Bellman editor
Publisher: UPNE
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 370
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Exoticism has flourished in western music since the seventeenth century. A blend of familiar and unfamiliar gestures, this vibrant musical language takes the listener beyond the ordinary by evoking foreign cultures and forbidden desires. In this pioneering collection, distinguished musicologists explore the ways in which western composers have used exotic themes for dramatic and striking effect. Interweaving historical, musical, and cultural perspectives, the contributors examine the compositional use of exotic styles and traditions in the works of artists as diverse as Mozart and George Harrison. The volume sheds new light on a significant yet largely neglected art form, and it makes a valuable contribution to music history and cultural studies.

A Woman S Wanderings In The Western World  Letters Addressed To Sir F  Kelly
Author: Clara Fitzroy Bromley
Publisher:
Release Date: 1861
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Western Civilization  Volume II  Since 1500
Author: Jackson J. Spielvogel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Pages: 688
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Best-selling author Jackson Spielvogel has helped over one million students learn about the present by exploring the past. Spielvogel's engaging narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. WESTERN CIVILIZATION includes 155 maps and excerpts of more than 250 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Additionally, the text is illustrated with 430 photographs that add visual context. A variety of pedagogical tools, including features on relevant films and end-of-chapter study aids, make this edition accessible to any learning style. The book is available in a variety of split options. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Art Of The Western World
Author: Bruce Cole
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1991-12-15
Pages: 368
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Traces the history of Western art from its classical roots up to the present day, and integrates the works of each period with the history, values, and ideals that gave birth to them

The Rise Of Music In The Ancient World  East And West
Author: Curt Sachs
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2008
Pages: 324
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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An eminent scholar explores the evolution of music, from the ecstatic singing of early civilizations to the development of more structured styles in Egypt, East Asia, Rome, and other regions.