30-Second Classical Music

The 50 most significant genres, composers and innovations, each explained in half a minute

Do you know a capella from zarzuela, or your major from your minor? Can you distinguish between a serenade and a symphony? If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to understand the creative journey taken by classical music from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Les mer
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Do you know a capella from zarzuela, or your major from your minor? Can you distinguish between a serenade and a symphony? If you only have 30 seconds, there is time - using this book - to understand the creative journey taken by classical music from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Our early ancestors understood pitch and rhythm, the basic tools that have been worked and ordered by composers and performers over the past 400 years into an extraordinary body of music written for soloists, chamber musicians and entire orchestras. Today, everyone has access to a prodigy of classical music which, far from being traditional or elitist, is alive and magical. From plainsong to programme music, appreciate the magnitude and majesty, the passion and the pathos of sounds that have the power to stir our emotions to great joy or infinite sadness. Here's music to your ears.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

8 Introduction

12 The Middle Ages
14 GLOSSARY
16 The Beginnings
18 Plainchant
20 Hildegard of Bingen
22 Profile: Emma Kirkby
24 Polyphony
26 Guillaume de Machaut
28 Troubadours and Trouveres

30 The Renaissance
32 GLOSSARY
34 The Renaissance
36 Mass Settings
38 Words & Music, Motets & Madrigals
40 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
42 Profile: The Tallis Scholars
44 Historically informed Performance

46 Baroque
48 GLOSSARY
50 The Early Baroque
52 Monteverdi
54 Vivaldi & the Sonata
56 Profile: Nigel Kennedy
58 Handel
60 The Oratorio
62 Bach

64 Classical
66 GLOSSARY
68 Mozart
70 Patronage
72 Haydn
74 Chamber Music
76 The Symphony
78 Beethoven
80 The Piano
82 Profile: Clara Schumann


84 The Nineteenth Century
86 GLOSSARY
90 Lieder & Song Cycles
92 Profile: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
94 Mendelssohn
96 Salon Culture (inc. Chopin)
98 Berlioz
100 Programme music
102 Liszt
104 Virtuosity
104 Wagner
106 The Orchestra

108 The Late Nineteenth & Early Twentieth Centuries
110 GLOSSARY
112 Nationalism
114 The Conductor
116 Profile: Leonard Bernstein
118 The Mighty Handful
120 The Concert Hall
122 Brahms
124 The Score
126 Impressionism
128 The Renaissance of English Music
130 Serialism

132 The Twentieth & Twenty-First Centuries
134 GLOSSARY
136 Recording
138 Stravinsky
140 Copland
142 Germaine Tailleferre
144 Messiaen
146 Minimalism
148 Profile: Yo-Yo Ma
150 Electronic music
152 Film Music

154 Notes on Contributors
156 Resources
158 Index
160 Acknowledgements

Om forfatteren

Dr. Joanne Cormac spent two years as Lecturer in Music at Oxford Brookes University before being awarded, in 2015, a three-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship with the University of Nottingham for her project "Composer Biography:Narrative, Identity and Reception," which will explore the biographical treatment of a range of composers across written, visual, and spoken media. Joanne completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham, on the topic "Liszt as Kapellmeister: The Development of the Symphonic Poems on the Weimar Stage." Joanne's research interests include Liszt, composer biography, and the role of music in 19th-century theater in England and Germany. Her publications are available in 19th-century Music and 19th-century Music Review.