Music from the earliest notations to the sixteenth century. The Oxford History of Western Music.

This first volume in Richard Taruskin's majestic history, Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century , sweeps across centuries of musical innovation to shed light on the early forces that shaped the development of the Western classical tradition. Beginning with the invention of musical notation more than a thousand years ago, Taruskin addresses topics such as the legend of Saint Gregory and Gregorian chant, Augustine's and Boethius's thoughts on music, the liturgical dramas of Hildegard of Bingen, the growth of the music printing business, the literary revolution and the English madrigal, the influence of the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation, and the operas of Monteverdi. Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, this book will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand this rich and diverse period.

2009. 930pp. Idioma: inglés. Encuadernación: rústica.

Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

  • Contents
  • Introduction: The History of What?
  • Chapter 1 The Curtain Goes Up
  • Chapter 2 New Styles and Forms
  • Chapter 3 Retheorizing Music
  • Chapter 4 Music of Feudalism and Fin’s Amors
  • Chapter 5 Polyphony in Practice and Theory
  • Chapter 6 Notre Dame de Paris
  • Chapter 7 Music for an Intellectual and Political Elite
  • Chapter 8 Business Math, Politics, and Paradise: The Ars Nova
  • Chapter 9 Machaut and His Progeny
  • Chapter 10 “A Pleasant Place”: Music of the Trecento
  • Chapter 11 Island and Mainland
  • Chapter 12 Emblems and Dynasties
  • Chapter 13 Middle and Low
  • Chapter 14 Josquin and the Humanists
  • Chapter 15 A Perfected Art
  • Chapter 16 The End of Perfection
  • Chapter 17 Commercial and Literary Music
  • Chapter 18 Reformations and Counter Reformations
  • Chapter 19 Pressure of Radical Humanism
  • Art Credits