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American Music Theory, 1955-2010

David Forrest, Severine Neff, John Reef

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

American Music Theory, 1955–2010 Introduction Since ancient Greece, the discipline of music theory has offered explanations for the nature of m...

Analysis

David Damschroder

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Analysis Introduction Active engagement with music often triggers a curiosity to know how compositions work and what distinguishes various styl...

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Darrell Berg

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Introduction The life and works of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (b. 1714–d. 1788) occupy a peculiar position in music hi...

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Stephen A. Crist

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Johann Sebastian Bach Introduction Johann Sebastian Bach is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of European art mus...

Barber, Samuel

Jeffrey Wright

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Samuel Barber Introduction Samuel Barber, born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1910, knew from an early age that he wanted to compose music. ...

Baroque Music

Tim Carter

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Baroque Music Introduction “Baroque” is a style-period in music conventionally identified as the 17th century and the first half of the 18th, i...

Beatles, The

Ian Inglis

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Beatles Introduction The Beatles (John Lennon, 1940–1980, rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney, 1942–, bass guitar and vocals; George Harr...

Berg, Alban

David Headlam

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Alban Berg Introduction Alban Berg (b. 1885–d. 1935) was the youngest of three composers, along with his teacher Arnold Schoenberg and colleag...

Berlioz, Louis-Hector

Julian Rushton

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Louis-Hector Berlioz Introduction Louis-Hector Berlioz (b. 1803–d. 1869) was the most important French composer of the early- to mid-19th centu...

Bernstein, Leonard

Katherine Baber

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Leonard Bernstein Introduction Leonard Bernstein (b. 1918–d. 1990) was a Renaissance man of the 20th century: composer, conductor, educator, pe...

Brahms, Johannes

George S. Bozarth

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Johannes Brahms Introduction The secondary literature on Johannes Brahms (b. 1833–d. 1897) has long focused on discussion of aspects of his lif...

Brass Instruments

Trevor Herbert

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Brass Instruments Introduction The general heading “brass instruments” is better, if less elegantly, described by the common organological defi...

Brazil

Suzel Ana Reily

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Brazil Introduction Brazil is commonly represented as a land of music. Indeed, the soundscapes of this vast country are rich and enticing, high...

Britten, Benjamin

Heather Wiebe

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Benjamin Britten Introduction Benjamin Britten (1913–1976) was a British composer, performer, and conductor. To some extent, he resisted the av...

Buxtehude, Dieterich

Markus Rathey

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Dieterich Buxtehude Introduction Dieterich Buxtehude (b. c. 1637–d. 1707) was one of the leading German composers in the 17th century. During ...

Byrd, William

Kerry McCarthy

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

William Byrd Introduction William Byrd (b. c. 1540–d. 1623) was the most versatile and prolific of English Renaissance composers. His musical c...

Chamber Music

John Baron

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Chamber Music Introduction Chamber music is music for a small ensemble of solo instruments that is sophisticated and performed in an intimate s...

China

Joseph S.C. Lam

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

China Introduction Chinese music constitutes a tremendously complex and expansive phenomenon; like the renowned Yellow River of China, it flows...

Classical Era

Bertil van Boer

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Classical Era Introduction Perhaps the shortest and yet most prolific period in music history is the Classical Era. Traditionally, it has been...

Cold War Music

Peter Schmelz

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Cold War Music Introduction Contemporary music undeniably received attention during the Cold War—roughly the period between 1945 and 1991, fro...

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