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Treatise On Harmony

Author : Jean-Philippe Rameau
ISBN : 9780486171371
Genre : Music
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One of most important books in Western music. Detailed explanation of principles of diatonic harmonic theory. New 1971 translation by Philip Gossett of 1722 edition. Many musical examples.
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Jean Philippe Rameau

Author : Cuthbert Girdlestone
ISBN : 9780486492230
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Definitive full-scale biography and critical study of great 18th-century composer Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Full chapter treatments of great operas and ballets as well as his chamber music, cantatas and motets, and minor works. Rameau's life and musical times, acoustic and harmonic theories, link to Lully, influence on Gluck and other interesting topics are also included. Numerous useful appendixes, indexes and an extensive bibliography. Over 300 musical examples"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Treatise On Harmony

Author : Jean-Philippe Rameau
ISBN : OCLC:36563866
Genre : Harmony
File Size : 63.75 MB
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Category: Harmony

Harmony Theory

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ISBN : 031329593X
Genre : Music
File Size : 85.7 MB
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The most complete bibliographic guide to theories related to musical harmony, this work provides over 2,600 citations on materials from the Baroque period through the present day.
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Schenker The Masterwork In Music Volume 3 1930

Author : Heinrich Schenker
ISBN : 052145543X
Genre : Music
File Size : 41.20 MB
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The third and final volume of Schenker's Masterwork, containing his celebrated analysis of Beethoven's Eroica.
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The Influence Of Rhetoric On Jean Philippe Rameau S Solo Vocal Cantatas And Treatise Of 1722

Author : Lucinda Heck Sloan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105042237151
Genre : Art
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This book discusses the influence rhetoric had on Rameau's solo vocal cantatas and his treatise of 1722 and how the bond between rhetoric and music in France occurred. The effect that Cartesian methodology and the desire to add clarity and reason to rhetoric had on music is also studied. The French cantata is traced with reference to musical, poetic, social, and political ramifications. The book concludes that Rameau is at the same time revolutionary and conservative.
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Music Theory From Zarlino To Schenker

Author : David Damschroder
ISBN : 0918728991
Genre : Music
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At last a vast amount of recent scholarship, pertaining to four centuries of theoretical developments including the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, has been organized systematically in a single volume. In the Dictionary of Theorists, the major section of the volume, individual entries devoted to approximately 250 theorists supply all of the bibliographic information most scholars are likely to require: titles and publication data for each author's treatises and principal articles, as well as titles and locations of manuscripts; lists of translations, facsimile editions, and microfilm copies of each work; a bibliography of articles, books, dissertations, and encyclopedia entries pertinent to an author and his works; and a compilation of modern reviews of the books, translations, and facsimile editions cited. Author, title, and subject indices facilitate access to materials for various research topics in the areas of speculative and practical music theory, and to a lesser yet significant extent, in the areas of acoustics, aesthetics, lexicography, music analysis, musicology, orchestration, and performance practice. A chronology is provided so that the reader may determine at a glance, which authors were active at any point within the centuries covered.
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Absolute Music

Author : Mark Evan Bonds
ISBN : 9780199384723
Genre : Music
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What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of "pure" or "absolute" music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical truths. The core of this book focuses on the period between 1850 and 1945. Although the idea of pure music is as old as antiquity, the term "absolute music" is itself relatively recent. It was Richard Wagner who coined the term, in 1846, and he used it as a pejorative in his efforts to expose the limitations of purely instrumental music. For Wagner, music that was "absolute" was isolated, detached from the world, sterile. His contemporary, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, embraced this quality of isolation as a guarantor of purity. Only pure, absolute music, he argued, could realize the highest potential of the art. Bonds reveals how and why perceptions of absolute music changed so radically between the 1850s and 1920s. When it first appeared, "absolute music" was a new term applied to old music, but by the early decades of the twentieth century, it had become-paradoxically--an old term associated with the new music of modernists like Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Bonds argues that the key developments in this shift lay not in discourse about music but rather the visual arts. The growing prestige of abstraction and form in painting at the turn of the twentieth century-line and color, as opposed to object-helped move the idea of purely abstract, absolute music to the cutting edge of musical modernism. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century, Bonds not only provides the first comprehensive history of this pivotal concept but also provokes new thoughts on the essence of music and how essence has been used to explain music's effect. A long awaited book from one of the most respected senior scholars in the field, Absolute Music will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history, theory, and aesthetics of music.
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The Essential Canon Of Classical Music

Author : David Dubal
ISBN : 9781466807266
Genre : Music
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The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.
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