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Music History & Criticism

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Book cover: A Complete History of MusicA Complete History of Music
by - Theodore Presser co ,
Emphasis is laid on the work of the men who developed music, on the influences which shaped their careers and the permanent value of their contributions to music. Reference is made to representative compositions by classical and modern composers ...
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Book cover: Theft! A History of MusicTheft! A History of Music
by - Duke University ,
This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history. A neglected part of musical history. Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself.
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Book cover: Jazz: A Short HistoryJazz: A Short History
by - The Reel Score ,
This series of articles for JazzFriends will hopefully offer a perspective on Jazz in a historical and cultural context -- and I hope spark some discussion pro and con related to the themes covered in each. Michael Morangelli, Composer.
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Book cover: A History of MusicA History of Music
by - Trübner & co. ,
From the table of contents: Prehistoric music; The music of the elder civilizations and the music of the Greeks; The decline of paganism and the dark ages; The middle ages, the Arabians, and troubadours. First published in 1885.
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Book cover: Five Centuries Of Keyboard MusicFive Centuries Of Keyboard Music
by - Dover Publications ,
John Gillespie has written an invaluable resource for anyone interested in solo keyboard music. There are brief biographies of the most important composers, and the author's recommendations of each composer's best solo keyboard works.
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Book cover: American Popular MusicAmerican Popular Music
by - Oxford University Press ,
This book is a kaleidoscopic mélange of styles and dreams. Its vibrancy reflects the mating of cultural diversity to artistic freedom. The stories in this book illustrate how Americans have contributed to humanity’s universal language.
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Book cover: A General History of MusicA General History of Music
by - Harcourt, Brace and Co ,
Burney's General History of Music is not a period History it is a General History, and it is an intensely personal one. The age of Burney was an age of frank speaking, and he often uses so-called savage and harsh strictures.
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