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Machaut, Guillaume de

Lawrence Earp

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Guillaume de Machaut Introduction Guillaume de Machaut (b. c. 1300–d. 1377) was the leading poet and composer of the period from about 1340 to ...

Mahler, Gustav

James L. Zychowicz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Gustav Mahler Introduction Gustav Mahler (b. 1860–d. 1911) is known for the Lieder and symphonies he composed, which may be seen to bring the 1...

Mendelssohn, Felix

R. Larry Todd

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Felix Mendelssohn Introduction Of Western classical composers, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (b.1809–d. 1847) has occupied a most unusual positio...

Messiaen, Olivier

Nigel Simeone

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Olivier Messiaen Introduction Olivier Messiaen (b. 1908–d. 1992) was one of the true originals of 20th-century music: a composer whose innovati...

Monteverdi, Claudio

Linda Maria Koldau

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Claudio Monteverdi Introduction Claudio Monteverdi (b. 1567–d. 1643) occupies a prominent position in music history. His innovations in musica...

Musical

Kent Conrad

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Musical Introduction The musical is a genre of musical theater that combines singing, spoken dialogue, and dance, with the three elements more...

Nationalism in Western Art Music

Jonathan Gentry

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Nationalism in Western Art Music Introduction During the 18th century, music developed the capacity to articulate nationalism. While local and ...

North Africa

Kristy Barbacane

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

North Africa Introduction Also known as the Maghrib, the geographical region of North Africa traditionally describes the present-day nations o...

Orchestral Music

D. Kern Holoman

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Orchestral Music Introduction Music for the concert orchestra that coalesced in 18th-century Europe falls into two major genres: the symphony ...

Organum

Thomas Payne

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Organum Introduction As the Latin form of the Greek ὄργανον (organon: “tool,” “instrument,” “systematic principle”), the word organum refers m...

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da

Noel O'Regan

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina Introduction The composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was already being recognized as an iconic figure du...

Philosophy of Music

Theodore Gracyk

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Philosophy of Music Introduction Narrowly construed, philosophy of music encompasses all theorizing about music that arises within philosophy. ...

Poulenc, Francis

Carl Schmidt

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Francis Poulenc Introduction Francis Poulenc (b. 1899–d. 1963) is the most frequently performed, recorded, and studied member of the French gro...

Prokofiev, Sergey

Simon Morrison

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Sergey Prokofiev Introduction Sergey Prokofiev (b. 1891–d. 1953) composed some of the most beloved works in the Western tradition, including Pe...

Puccini, Giacomo

Helen M. Greenwald

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Giacomo Puccini Introduction Giacomo Puccini (b. 1858–d. 1924) composed twelve operas as well as songs, choral compositions, and instrumental w...

Purcell, Henry

Andrew Woolley

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Henry Purcell Introduction Henry Purcell (b. 1659–d. 1695) is considered a major 17th-century composer and a luminary of English musical histor...

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

Charles Dill

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jean-Philippe Rameau Introduction Jean-Philippe Rameau (b. 1683–d. 1764) was trained as a keyboardist. Most of his early career was as church o...

Ravel, Maurice

Deborah Mawer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Maurice Ravel Introduction Maurice Ravel (b.1875–d.1937) was one of the foremost French composers of the first half of the 20th century. He spa...

Recitative

John Walter Hill

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Recitative Introduction The English word recitative is a cognate derived from the Italian recitativo, a substantive itself derived from an adj...

Renaissance

Kate van Orden

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Renaissance Introduction In the scholarship of Western art music, the Renaissance is understood to comprise the period from approximately 1430 ...

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