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Sonata Form

Gordon Sly

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Sonata Form Introduction Sonata form developed in the later 18th century as a confluence of two surging musical currents: the emerging stature...

Sound Art

Mandy-Suzanne Wong

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Sound Art Introduction “Sound art” refers to a large variety of artistic practices that involve sound and/or comment on the way sound function...

Strauss, Richard

James L. Zychowicz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Richard Strauss Introduction The legacy of Richard Strauss (b. 1864–d. 1949) as a composer includes symphonic poems, operas, Lieder, and other...

Stravinsky, Igor

Mark McFarland

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Igor Stravinsky Introduction Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971) is arguably the greatest composer of the 20th century. His worldwide fame began with his...

Suite

Bruce Gustafson

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Suite Introduction The French word “suite” derives from “suivre” (“to follow”); thus, it denotes a succession of constituent parts that can be ...

Sustainability, Music

Catherine Grant

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Music Sustainability Introduction The sustainability of music is an emerging—or rather, reemerging—theme in ethnomusicological research. Early...

Symphony

Nicolas Waldvogel

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Symphony Introduction In its simplest definition, a symphony is an extended orchestral work in several movements. The origins of the genre hav...

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Simon Morrison

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Introduction Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (also spelled Tchaikovski, Chaykovsky, Čajkovskij; b. 1840–d. 1893) flourished ...

Technology, Music

Mark Katz, Brian Jones

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Music Technology Introduction Technology is a broadly applied term that can be taken to mean any practical application of scientific knowledge...

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Jeanne Swack

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Georg Philipp Telemann Introduction Georg Philipp Telemann (b. 1681–d. 1767) was born in Magdeburg 14 March 1681. He began singing lessons a...

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Eric Saylor

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Ralph Vaughan Williams Introduction Ralph Vaughan Williams, O.M. (b. 1872–d. 1958), was the leading English composer of his generation and one ...

Verdi, Giuseppe

Francesco Izzo

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Giuseppe Verdi Introduction Giuseppe Verdi (b. 1813–d. 1901) was the leading opera composer of 19th-century Italy. During his long and sensati...

Victoria, Tomás Luis de

Owen Rees

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Tomás Luis de Victoria Introduction Thome [Tomás] Luis de Victoria (b. c. 1548–d. 1611) is the best-known Spanish composer of the Renaissance....

Vivaldi, Antonio

Nicholas Lockey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Antonio Vivaldi Introduction Antonio Vivaldi (b. 1678–d. 1741) was a prolific composer and celebrated violinist whose reputation and stylistic ...

Wagner, Richard

Thomas S. Grey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Richard Wagner Introduction Richard Wagner (b. 1813–d. 1883) was one of the most significant composers of the 19th century—or any era for that...

West Asia

Eliot Bates

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

West Asia Introduction There is no single accepted way to define the boundaries of a region referred to alternatively as West Asia, the Middle ...

Women in Music

Heather Hadlock

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Women in Music Introduction Our current understanding of women in music began to take shape within the context of second-wave feminist activism...

Woodwind Instruments

Albert R. Rice

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Woodwind Instruments Introduction Western woodwind instruments are wind instruments (aerophanes) made of wood or metal and include the recorder...

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