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Nineteenth-Century Music: The Western Classical Tradition

Nineteenth-Century Music: The Western Classical Tradition
Author: Jon W. Finson
ISBN 13: 9780139271793
ISBN 10: 139271791
Edition: 1
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2001-09-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $139.20

Finson (music, U. of North Carolina) provides a guide to the basic literature of European art music from which the majority of repertory in modern concert halls and opera theaters is drawn. Exploring the standard works by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert, Rossini, Schumann, and others, he traces the various artistic threads woven through Western music between 1800 and 1900. Detailed schematic tables provide a guide to examination of the musical scores or as roadmaps to listening, and the text offers relevant biographical background on the composers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)