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A History of Music in Western Civilization

Performance - Spoken Word
Nonfiction: Music / History & Criticism
Unabridged   11.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 12/26/1996

A History of Music in Western Civilization

Fascinating Discussions by 15 Prominent Music Authorities, with Musical Examples

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Audio CD ISBN:9781565111851
Digital Download ISBN:9781598874327


Explores the roots of the most influential music genres of our time, from anonymous 10th century troubadours to world-renowned 20th century composers. Essential listening for students and lovers of great music.

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This collection includes stimulating discussions by 15 prominent music authorities, including Christopher Hogwood and Dr. Wilfrid Mellers.

The collection includes

1) New Arts for Old: Medieval Music 1100-1480
2) Musick's Feaste: Music of the Renaissance 1480-1600
3) “A Pearl Distorted”: the Baroque Period 1600-1750
4) Sonata and the Creative Ideal: The Classical Period 1750-1830
5) Expressions and Extravagance: The Romantic Period 1830-1900
6) Reaction and Revolution: The Modern Period 1900-1945
7) Contemporary Music 1945-1980
8) Approaches to Popular Music 1960-1980
9) From Cave to Cavern: The History of Percussion Instruments
10) Islands in the Sun: The Story of Reggae and Calypso
11) A Jug of This: An Introduction to English Folk Music
12) Instruments Around the World