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Hindemith, Paul

Joel Haney

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Paul Hindemith Introduction Paul Hindemith (b. 1895–d. 1963) was one of the most versatile and energetic musicians among the major 20th-centur...

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...

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 ...

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...

Honegger, Arthur

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Arthur Honegger Introduction Arthur Honegger (b. 1892–d. 1955) became one of the most famous composers in France in the decades following Worl...

Haydn, Joseph

Melanie Lowe

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Joseph Haydn Introduction Joseph Haydn (b. 1732–d. 1809) was an Austrian composer who during his lifetime became the most famous and celebrate...

Jazz

Matthew W. Butterfield

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2011-06-29

Jazz Introduction Jazz emerged as a distinct musical art form in early-20th-century America. Though jazz is thought to have originated primaril...

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...

Folk Music

Chris Goertzen

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Folk Music Introduction Folk music, a widely used but controversial term, means oral-tradition music by and for peasants/the working class in ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Asia, Southeast

Christi-Anne Castro

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Southeast Asia Introduction Southeast Asia is comprised of ten countries. Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam are part of the mainl...

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...

Du Fay, Guillaume

Robert Nosow

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2013-02-26

Guillaume Du Fay Introduction Guillaume Du Fay (b. c. 1397–d. 1474) was the most important composer in Europe during the fifty years from 1420...

Motet

Jennifer Thomas

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Motet Introduction The motet, a free-standing work usually for a vocal ensemble, emerged in the late 12th or early 13th century and evolved ov...

Iconography, Early Modern European

Barbara R. Hanning

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Early Modern European Iconography Introduction Music has been the performing art most frequently memorialized in the visual arts, resulting in...

Franck, César

Brian Hart

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

César Franck Introduction César Franck (b. 1822–d. 1890) was a polarizing figure in 19th-century French music. An organ professor at the Conse...

Gluck, Christoph Willibald Ritter Von

Patricia Howard

Subject: Music »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Christoph Willibald Ritter Von Gluck Introduction Christoph Willibald Gluck (b. 1714–d. 1787) has a secure place in history as the reformer of...