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Music : the definitive visual history / consultant [editor], 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

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Author:
Ziegler, Robert (Conductor)  Search this
Author:
Blenkinsop, Ian  Search this
Day, Kiku  Search this
Grant, R. G.  Search this
Hayes, Malcolm  Search this
Howard, Keith 1956-  Search this
Ingham, Chris 1962-  Search this
Kimberley, Nick  Search this
Knighton, Tess 1957-  Search this
Photographer:
Ombler, Gary  Search this
Leeney, Richard  Search this
Sponsoring body:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
480 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Notes:
At head of title: DK Smithsonian.
Includes index.
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.
Topic:
Music--History and criticism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1018291