Listen by Joseph Kerman, Gary Tomlinson

By Joseph Kerman, Gary Tomlinson

Generations of scholars have built a love of tune and centred listening talents throughout the relaxing prose, top quality recordings, unequalled Listening Charts, and old context in pay attention.

In the 8th version this vintage textual content will get a clean face, with a brand new layout that boosts its readability and accessibility, new positive factors that support scholars assessment and synthesize vital techniques, new views on twentieth-century tune, and new repertory that boosts scholars’ publicity to the types and genres of classical tune.

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Classical music, in the way we use the term, refers to a tradition extending over more than a thousand years, practiced mainly (until recently) in Europe, and cultivated especially by privileged levels of society. Sometimes this tradition goes under other names: Western music, music of the Western tradition, or even simply art music — though this should not be taken to imply that other kinds of music are not art. The classical in classical music has come to contrast this tradition with another kind of music, popular music, especially the multiple branches of popular music that evolved across the twentieth century from African American roots.

This is atonal music. Melody, harmony, tonality: All are closely related. Beleaguered conservatives around 1900 referred to them jokingly as the “holy trinity” of music. The “emancipation” of melody, harmony, and tonality all went together. This joint emancipation counts as the central style characteristic of the first phase of twentieth-century avant-garde music. GOALS FOR REVIEW c to understand artistic modernism c. com/listen8e Reading Quiz for Chapter 20 Glossary terms are highlighted throughout the text to help you identify and study key terms defined in the Glossary at the back of the book.

Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images. indd 30 | To the Student 21/11/14 10:38 PM In the orchestra pit and onstage: rehearsal at the National Ballet of Canada. Mike Slaughter/Toronto Star/ Getty Images. It is the basic premise of this book that these experiences can be deepened by careful study devoted to the music at hand. We can extend music’s transformative powers by thinking about how it is put together, how it relates to other music and other arts, and when and where it was made, and then, above all, by taking this knowledge and listening carefully again and again.

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