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Music in the Classic Period (Prentice-Hall History of Music Series) Paperback – January 1, 1973


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  • Series: Prentice-Hall History of Music Series
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2nd edition (January 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136076300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136076308
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,290,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A concise survey of music in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This comprehensive yet concise survey of music, which is part of the highly acclaimed Prentice-Hall History of Music Series, is ideal for anyone interested in learning about the evolution of musical style through the Classic period (the late 18th and early 19th century) in its historical, cultural and social context. It includes the latest research in the chief areas of symphony, sonata, concerto, opera, chamber music and sacred music. For professional and amateur musicians, concert-goer and record collector. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This book is primarily used in classrooms for students taking a survey course on music in the Classic Period (just before Haydn through Beethoven and Schubert - these things are never cleanly cut); it is also wonderfully suited for the general reader and enthusiast who would like to appreciate their favorite music in a more fully developed context. It is comprehensive in that it includes the Classic period from its earliest beginnings through its transition into the Romantic Age, but it does not cover everything these is to talk about in these most important decades.

However, it hits the high points very well. It not only includes important musical elements of style, form, instruments, harmonic development, and so forth, but it also includes the way social changes influenced music making and musical development. Where Haydn was clearly a servant of the Esterházys (a well compensated and well treated servant, but a servant nonetheless), Beethoven had patrons but was no one's servant and so it went on in later decades with the rise of the "Artist".

The author provides a wonderful cultural context for the music and music making. We get wonderful pictures of the halls, churches, and great rooms for the music. He also shows us interesting instruments including pedal pianos and a baryton (a strange and difficult instrument that Haydn's employer loved and for which Haydn wrote many works). The reader will enjoy the grand tour of the period and will either be satisfied with the overview provided, or will want to dig more deeply into this or that aspect of the subject. To aid the latter, each chapter has its own bibliography. This is very handy so you know which additional readings go with which topic.

Excellent book for students and aficionados of Classic Music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hiram Gomez Pardo HALL OF FAME on October 15, 2005
Format: Paperback
This text offers interesting standpoints around the interpretation 's character through the well defined Periods From the Baroque to Classicism Pauly emits wisdom and concrete observations with astonishing lucidity and broad domain of the thematic material. Crucial illustrations and diagrams that support his marginal notes and intelligent personal proposals.

Erudition and singleness combine an fundamental text of essential reference in your personal library, specially if you love the Great Music.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TEO on May 5, 2009
Format: Paperback
If you want to know about Haydn and Mozart and their contributions to the Classical era, this is your book. However, if you want to know the fundamentals of the Classic period, get something else. The book rarely provides definitions or explains things in context. Rather, it will title a chapter, The Classic Sonata, and then have the subcategories, Haydn's Sonatas, Mozart's Sonatas. It was difficult to find information about the era and forms of music in general. Should have been titled Music in the Classic Period Shown Through Haydn and Mozart.
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By Matthew Stidham on September 19, 2013
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Very detailed analysis of the music and historical setting of the Classic Period that provides contrasting viewpoints surrounding the time period, influences, and parallel development of the other arts.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Hill on March 31, 2006
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If you are interested in studying classical history with a focus on Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, this book serves that purpose well.
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