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Classical Music: The Era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven (Norton Introduction to Music History)In this, the fourth volume in the Norton Introduction to Music History series, Philip Downs traces the rise and decline of the “Classical” style from the birth of Haydn (1732) to the death of Beethoven (1827). He demonstrates the enormous diversity and constant change that characterized every aspect of music during this period.  By dividing his text into twenty-year spans, Downs is able to trace the development of musical style.  Within each span he looks at the social conditions and daily lif…

Classical Music For DummiesHaydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner’s guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You’ll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all “classica…

Performance Practices in the Classical Era: as Related by Primary Sources and Illustrated in the Music of Mozart and Haydn/G7815The Classical era, from 1751 to the 1830s and beyond, is one of the most revolutionary and creative times in the history of music. However, critical details about the performance of music during this extraordinary time have too often been lost to generations of re-interpretation, opinionated colorings, and changes in fashion and taste.In this remarkable volume, noted scholar and choral conductor Dennis Shrock brings together in one place writings from more than 100 Classical-era authors and comp…

The Guitar and Its Music from the Renaissance to the Classical Era (Oxford Early Music Series)Following on from James Tyler’s The Early Guitar: A History and Handbook(O.U.P. 1980) this collaboration with Paul Sparks (their previous book for O.U.P., The Early Mandolin, appeared in 1989), presents new ideas and research on the history and development of the guitar and its music from the Renaissance to the dawn of the Classical era. Tyler’s systematic study of the two main guitar types found between about 1550 and 1750 focuses principally on what the sources of the music (published and manu…

Discover Music of the Classical Era (Discover (Naxos))In music, the period from the middle of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth is usually referred to as the Classical Era. This was a period in which the art, literature and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome were being rediscovered and re-evaluated, which in turn strongly influenced the modern art of the time. But this was also a period of immense social change and political unrest, with challenges to the old established order culminating in the French Revolution of 178…

Piano Concerto in A Minor and Other Works for Piano and Orchestra (Dover Music Scores)This original compilation features three superb pieces for piano and orchestra by one of the key composers and pianists of the Romantic era. Composers from Brahms to Grieg have been influenced by Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54. The composer’s wife Clara was the solo pianist at the work’s 1846 debut, under the direction of Ferdinand Hiller, to whom the work was dedicated.The Concerto in A Minor was the only piano concerto that Schumann completed in his tragically brief life. …

The Concerto: From Its Origins to the Modern Era (Dover Books on Music)“Sound history, intelligent evaluation, and a good literary style.”—Library Journal”Colorful and interesting … a very valuable addition to our rising literature in musicology.”—Saturday Review”An excellent and eminently readable history.”—New York Herald TribuneThis authoritative survey constitutes the first thorough English-language exploration of the concerto as a musical form. The musical form’s long and colorful history is explored in critical terms accessible to lay readers as well …