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Crossroads in Music: Traditions and Connections

Crossroads in Music: Traditions and Connections
Author: Arved M. Larsen - Paul W. Borg - David Poultney -
ISBN 13: 9780534516345
ISBN 10: 534516343
Edition: 1
Publisher: Schirmer
Publication Date: 2002-11-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 299
List Price: $152.95

This thin book on a wide topic provides an amiable, well-balanced survey of music for courses in literature, music appreciation, and music listening. Larsen's functional approach leads readers through basic theory, styles and genres, covering a breadth of non-Western and Western music from folk to ritual, classical to jazz, while emphasizing the intersections of art, religion, and culture. Comparisons with paintings and other visual arts are used to illustrate the parallel development of compositional form during specific periods. An online study guide is available, as well as a companion music CD set that is referred to throughout the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR