|aMusic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries /|cby Richard Taruskin.
|aOxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2010.
|axxiii, 805 p. :|bill., maps, music ;|c26 cm.
|aThe Oxford history of western music ;|vv. 2
|aRev. ed. of: Oxford history of western music. Vol. 2, The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 759-768) and index.
|aOpera from Monteverdi to Monteverdi -- Fat times and lean -- Courts resplendent, overthrown, restored -- Class and classicism -- The Italian concerto style and the rise of tonality-driven form -- Class of 1685 (I) -- Class of 1685 (II) -- The comic style -- Enlightenment and reform -- Instrumental music lifts off -- The composer's voice -- The first romantics -- C-minor moods.
內容簡介top Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries 簡介 The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Now in paperback, the set has been reconstructed to be available for the first time as individual books, each one taking on a critical time period in the history of western music. All five books are also being offered in a shrink wrapped set for a discounted price. Each book in this magnificent set illuminates -through a representative sampling of masterworks - those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. The five titles cover Western music from its earliest days to the sixteenth century, the seventeenth and eighteenth century, the nineteenth century, the early twentieth century, and the late twentieth century. Taking a critical perspective, Taruskin sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. He combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understood it. He also describes how the context of each stylistic period - key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events - influenced and directed compositional choices. Moreover, the five books are filled with helpful illustrations that enhance the historical context of musical composition, as well as musical examples, black-and-white pictures throughout, and suggestions for further reading. Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analysis, and a panoramic sense of the interactions between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, these books will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand this rich and diverse tradition.