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  • to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)

    What to Listen for in Music (Signet Classics)


    Trained musicians, what do you notice when you hear a song for the first time?
    Whether they listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland invites readers to ask two basic questions: Are they hearing everything that is going on? Are they really being sensitive to it? With his provocative suggestions, Aaron Copland guides readers through a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms.

  • of Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)

    Principles of Orchestration (Dover Books on Music)


    Autocorrect on “Rimsky-Korsakov”
    “To orchestrate is to create, and this cannot be taught,” wrote Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, the great Russian composer whose genius for brilliant, highly colored orchestration is unsurpassed. But invention, in all art, is closely allied to technique, and technique can be taught. This book, therefore, which differs from most other texts on the subject because of its tremendous wealth of musical examples and its systematic arrangement of material according to each constituent of the orchestra, wil…

  • History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)

    Concise History of Western Music (Fourth Edition)


    Why do i feel there are no great composers in the 21st century? (or late 20th)
    The most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history, at the best value on the market. Based on A History of Western Music, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history. By setting musical events into a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides a history students will read and…