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Music

The Definitive Visual History
(Book - 2013 )
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Produced in association with the Smithsonian and including images from The National Music Museum in South Dakota, Music: The Definitive Visual History guides readers through the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, discussing not just Western classical music, but music from all around the world. Profiles the lives of groundbreaking musicians from Mozart to Elvis, takes an in-depth look at the history and function of various instruments, and includes listening suggestions for each music style.
Title: Music
the definitive visual history
Publisher: London ;, New York :, DK,, 2013
Edition: First American edition
Characteristics: 480 pages :,illustrations (some color) ;,32 cm
Statement of Responsibility: consultant, Robert Ziegler ; authors, Ian Blenkinsop, Kiku Day, Reg Grant, Malcolm Hayes, Keith Howard, Chris Ingham, Nick Kimberley, Tess Knighton ... [and seven others] ; new photography, Gary Ombler, Richard Leeney
Notes: Includes index
At head of title: DK Smithsonian
Contents: Early beginnings : 60,000 BCE-500 CE. Man, the music maker ; Music's cradle ; A philosophical view ; Myth and tragedy ; Sound the trumpet
Music in the Middle Ages : 500-1400. Sacred chant ; Minstrels and troubadours ; Writing melody ; Zither and lyre, sackbut and shawm ; Islamic music ; Music in ancient China ; Many voices
Renaissance and Reformation : 1400-1600. Songs of love ; Music goes to print ; The rise of instrumental music ; Church reform ; The lute's golden age ; The madrigal ; An Iberian flowering ; Venetian glories
The Baroque spirit : 1600-1750. The Baroque style ; The birth of opera ; Oratorios and cantatas ; Patrons and composers ; The English revival ; Counterpoint and fugue ; Sonatas, suites, and overtures ; Keyboard maestros ; Japanese theater
The Classical age : 1750-1820. A new clarity ; The orchestra ; The sonata ; The symphony ; Playing music among friends ; Age of reason ; Opera comes alive ; Choral music ; The concerto ; Bohemian rhapsody
Nationalism and romance : 1820-1910. Beethoven's later works ; Age of song ; Literary links ; Expressive piano ; The virtuosos ; Sacred choruses ; Romantic opera ; Women composers and performers ; Music in the home ; The Viennese waltz ; National stirrings ; Flamenco ; Russia's big five ; Northern lights ; Ballet music ; New tones and timbers ; Symphonic supremacy ; A lighter touch ; Italian opera gets real ; Chinese traditional opera ; Marching to the beat ; Impressionism
Music in the Modern Age : 1910-1945. The shock of the new ; National flavors ; Spanish classical music ; Music of Mexico ; The last romantics ; Ragtime ; Country's roots ; Tin Pan Alley ; Beginnings of jazz ; Birth of the blues ; Let's swing ; Jazz goes bebop ; Latin beats ; Let's tango ; Come to the cabaret ; Golden age of radio
Global music : 1945-present. Experimental music ; Modern chanson ; The German revival ; Romany music ; Brazilian beats ; Jazz goes Latin ; Operatic rebirth ; Early musical theater ; Smooth operators ; Music for screen ; Hollywood musicals ; One voice ; The music of Indonesia ; Island music ; Celtic music ; Longing for Fado ; Bright lights, big city blues ; Rhythm and blues ; Plugged-in for sound ; Rock 'n' roll models ; Leaders of the pack ; The sounds of soul ; Protest music ; Beatlemania ; Blues rock ; Heavy rock ; Jazz fusion ; Electronic rock ; Ragas and talas ; Music festivals ; The Nashville sound ; Reggae ; Music goes pop ; Chart toppers ; Disco inferno ; Punk explosion ; Alternative rock ; Musical revival ; Japanese popular music ; African music ; Hip-hop ; Club culture ; The Korean wave ; New voices in classical ; Digital revolution
Summary: Produced in association with the Smithsonian and including images from The National Music Museum in South Dakota, Music: The Definitive Visual History guides readers through the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, discussing not just Western classical music, but music from all around the world. Profiles the lives of groundbreaking musicians from Mozart to Elvis, takes an in-depth look at the history and function of various instruments, and includes listening suggestions for each music style.
Alternate Title: DK Smithsonian music
ISBN: 1465414363
9781465414366
Branch Call Number: 780.9 M9872 2013
Subject Headings: Music History and criticism
Topical Term: Music
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