The Story of Music

Author: Howard Goodall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 368

View: 999

*** Accompanies BBC2's major new TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3 *** In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation – harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording, broadcasting – strikes us with its original force. He focuses on what changed when and why, picking out the discoveries that revolutionised man-made sound and bringing to life musical visionaries from the little-known Pérotin to the colossus of Wagner. Along the way, he also gives refreshingly clear descriptions of what music is and how it works: what scales are all about, why some chords sound discordant and what all post-war pop songs have in common.

The story of music

Collages Ceri Richards

Author: Benjamin Britten

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 68

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The Story of Music

From Antiquity to the Present

Author: Maria Lord

Publisher: Hf Ullmann

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 120

View: 621

The Story of Music provides concise and reliable information on key cultural and historical topics. Highlights: • Chronological presentation of the most important themes • More than 150 illustrations with detailed explanations • Supplementary cards on special related themes and the history of the events • Time lines, illustrations, and maps • Index of subjects and names

The story of music

an historical sketch of the changes in musical form

Author: Paul Bekker

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 277

View: 997

Big Bangs

The Story of Five Discoveries that Changed Musical History

Author: Howard Goodall

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 238

View: 685

Looking back down the corridor of a thousand years, Howard Goodall guides us through the stories of five seismic developments in the history of Western music. His 'big bangs' may not be the ones we expect - some are surprising and some are so obvious that we overlook them - but all have had an extraordinary impact.Goodall starts with the invention of notation by an 11th century Italian monk, which removed the creation of music from the hands of players to the pens of composers; moves on to the first opera; then to the invention of the piano, and ends with the story of the first recording made in history.BIG BANGS opens a window on the crucial moments in our musical culture - discoveries that made possible everything from Bach to The Beatles - and tells us a riveting story of a millenium of endeavour.

STORY OF MUSIC

Author: Frederick James 1850-1927 Crowest

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 212

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The Story of Christian Music

From Gregorian Chant to Black Gospel : an Authoritative Illustrated Guide to All the Major Traditions of Music for Worship

Author: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 835

Music has been at the heart of Christian worship since the beginning, and this lavishly illustrated and wonderfully written volume fully surveys the many centuries of creative Christian musical experimentation. From its roots in Jewish and Hellenistic music, through the rich tapestry of medieval chant to the full flowering of Christian music in the centuries after the Reformation and the many musical expressions of a now-global Christianity, Wilson-Dickson conveys 'a glimpse of the fecundity of imagination with which humanity has responded to the creator God.' Book jacket.

Makers of music

the story of singers and instrumentalists

Author: Sydney Grew

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Pianists

Page: 365

View: 427