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Conclusion

Conclusion  

Michael Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2000
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Conclusion
The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction

The Psychology of Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

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Dec 2018
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A Very Short Introduction
5. A Matter of Representation

5. A Matter of Representation  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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5. A Matter of Representation
3. A State of Crisis?

3. A State of Crisis?  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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3. A State of Crisis?
4. An Imaginary Object

4. An Imaginary Object  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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4. An Imaginary Object
7. Music and Gender

7. Music and Gender  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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7. Music and Gender
Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

Early Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Thomas Forrest Kelly

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Jun 2011
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A Very Short Introduction
1. What does “early music” mean?

1. What does “early music” mean?  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

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1. What does “early music” mean? This is a book about the music of the past. Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music have been repeatedly discarded and rediscovered ever since they were new. For me and for many readers, the music is beautiful and intriguing; it expands our horizons and nourishes our souls. Why revive old music? There is already so much music in the world, so much being created every day, so much readily available in broadcast and recording media, that we can never listen to all of it. Why then do we make such an effort to revive music
2. Repertories: Medieval

2. Repertories: Medieval  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

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2. Repertories: Medieval The Middle Ages is the period usually defined as what comes between the end of classical antiquity and the rediscovery and revival of the classics in the Renaissance; for music, however, that period marks not a middle but the beginning of Western history. From Gregorian chant to the late fourteenth century, the music we consider medieval was among the first, and the last, to be revived in modern times. First, because the revival of Gregorian chant in the nineteenth century went along with the Romantic revival of Gothic architecture; and chant has been with us ever since,
6. The modern early-music revival

6. The modern early-music revival  

Kelly Thomas Forrest

in Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

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6. The modern early-music revival The study of older music is characteristic of newer times. Why this should be so is a study more about modern culture than about music itself. Do we turn to the past because we prefer it to the present, like those in the Middle Ages who were convinced that the world was gradually deteriorating? Do we prefer music that seems somehow accessible to us, in that it is music that we ourselves might be able to play or sing, if we only worked at it a bit? (We certainly could not play, say, a Rachmaninoff
Music: A Very Short Introduction

Music: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas Cook

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A Very Short Introduction
2. Back to Beethoven

2. Back to Beethoven  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

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2. Back to Beethoven
The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction  

D. Kern Holoman

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A Very Short Introduction
5. Conductors

5. Conductors  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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5. Conductors The contemporary conductor is the central paradox of orchestra affairs: the personification of the ensemble, but likely as not to be out of town. His or her artistic duty is singular in purpose, to plan and lead the concerts, but the common expectation is that the conductor will teach young and old alike, serve as tradition’s guardian and high priest, cultivate philanthropy, and exude charisma as spokesperson for the merits of high art. Chapelmaster and composer-conductor The profession of conducting emerged with the philharmonic society. Chapelmasters like Bach and Handel saw to the organization and execution of every
7. Commentary

7. Commentary  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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7. Commentary Journal des Débats . His particular beat was orchestral music, and over the course of a thirty-year career he had coaxed out of his daily writings a book-length study of the Beethoven symphonies, a text on orchestration and conducting, and a volume of memoirs rich with observations on concert practice of his time. If his Beethoven essays missed the point of sonata form, they nevertheless captured the Romanticism. His treatment of the “Eroica” funeral march praises the dissolution especially: “the shreds of the lugubrious melody, alone, naked, broken, crushed,” with the winds “shouting a cry, a last farewell
8. Recordings

8. Recordings  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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8. Recordings Mechanical reproduction of sound has been around a long time, since the concept extends to the music boxes and barrel organs for which Haydn and Mozart composed new music. Simply by establishing the supposed speed of a movement, the metronome (an invention of the 1810s) took listeners sharply closer to the composer’s true world. In 1889, visiting Gustave Eiffel’s private study at the top of the Eiffel Tower, Thomas Edison demonstrated the latest version of his decade-old talking machine. Although the two visionaries listened that day to live music (Charles Gounod at the piano), Edison, thinking his invention
9. Peace

9. Peace  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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9. Peace Connections between music and politics were obvious enough to the first orchestral musicians, attached as many of them were to princely retinues and military bands. Allusions to the civilization-changing events of revolution and empire pepper Haydn’s symphonies (and the “Dona nobis pacem” movements from the “Lord Nelson” Mass and “Mass in Time of War”), and there is surely no greater music for a fallen military hero than the second movement of Beethoven’s Third (“Eroica,” 1803). The military nuance of the Janissary band and swagger of the hero’s strophe in the fourth movement of the Ninth are unmistakable, arguments

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