The paperback edition includes a new preface from the author, bringing his argument up to date. Why Classical Music Still Matters also clears the air of old prejudices. Unlike other apologists, whose defense of the music often depends on arguments about the corrupting influence of popular culture, Kramer admits that classical music needs a broader, more up-to-date rationale.
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In prose that is fresh, stimulating, and conversational, he explores the nature of subjectivity, the conquest of time and mortality, the harmonization of humanity and technology, the cultivation of attention, and the liberation of human energy. The young musician finds himself dangerously torn between loyalties, ensnared in the deep-seated unrest of a royal court where the forces of good and evil, of harmony and dissonance, are ensconced in a battle to the death.
Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Against the magical backdrop of Venice and Vienna, the two lovers confront the truth about themselves and their love, about the music that both unites and divides them, and about a devastating secret that Julia must finally reveal. This edition takes into account the latest information and literature. Includes a page bibliographical essay, numerous illustrations, and a full-color pictorial biography of the composer.
This classic anthology assembles over source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day. Roots of the Classical identifies and traces to their source the patterns that make Western classical music unique, setting out the fundamental laws of melody and harmony, and sketching the development of tonality between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.
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Tolstoy wrote many classics in different genres, such as War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and The Kingdom of God is Within You, and much of his work was based off of his life experiences in the Crimean War and his spiritual awakening. The Kreutzer Sonata is a classic novella that centers around a man named Pozdnyshev and his tumultuous relationship with his wife. Tolstoy made the book as an argument for sexual abstinence. The Rest Is Noise is an astonishing history of the twentieth century as told through its music.
This outstanding book treating the three most beloved composers of the Vienna School is basic to any study of Classical-era music. Drawing on his rich experience and intimate familiarity with the works of these giants, Charles Rosen presents his keen insights in clear and persuasive language.
For this expanded edition, now available in paperback for the first time, Rosen has provided a new, page chapter on the later years of Beethoven and the musical conventions he inherited from Haydn and Mozart. The author has also written an extensive new preface in which he responds to other writers who have commented on his ideas.
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