What to Listen For in Music

Penguin, 1 feb 2011 - 304 páginas
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Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum).

In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

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What to listen for in music

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This is a reprint of the enormously popular 1957 edition of Copland's guide to music. There is no new text by Copland, only a new introduction by composer William Schuman, which is more an encomium to ... Leer reseña completa

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Title Page Copyright Page Foreword
How We Listen
The Creative Process in Music
The Four Elements of Music Chapter 5 The Four Elements of Music Chapter 6 The Four Elements of Music Chapter 7 The Four Elements of Music
Musical Texture
Opera and Music Drama
Contemporary Music
Film Music
From Composer to Interpreter to Listener
Since Then
Typical Variation Formulas
Contrapuntal Devices
Analysis of Beethovens Waldstein Sonata Op 53

Musical Structure
Fundamental Forms Chapter 11 Fundamental Forms Chapter 12 Fundamental Forms Chapter 13 Fundamental Forms Chapter 14 Fundamental For...

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Aaron Copland’s well-known and highly regarded compositions, performed and recorded extensively throughout the world, include the Pulitzer Prize–winning ballet Appalachian Spring, as well as Billy the Kid, Rodeo, Lincoln Portrait, and the film scores of Our Town and The Heiress. On being awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 1986, Copland was praised for his “uniquely American music that reflects the very soul and experience of our people.” During his career, Copland taught composition at Harvard and the Berkshire Music Center, lectured all over the United States, and wrote Our New Music and Music and Imagination. He died in 1990.

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