Synopses & Reviews
Charles Hoffer's best-selling MUSIC LISTENING TODAY is a complete course solution that develops student's listening skills while teaching them to appreciate the different styles, forms, and genres of music. The text provides dozens of familiar and lesser-known musical selections, all carefully chosen for their ability to get students interested in listening to all kinds of music.
MUSIC LISTENING TODAY is intended for the course in music appreciation for non-music majors, offered at two- and four-year colleges and universities.
About the Author
Charles Hoffer is Professor of Music at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He formerly taught at Indiana University, served as president of the Music Educators National Conference, and is an established author of books and articles about music.
Table of Contents
I. THE NATURE OF MUSIC. 1. Music Listening and You. 2. Rhythm. 3. Melody and Harmony, 4. Dynamics, Timbre, and Organization. 5. Orchestral Instruments. 6. Other Musical Instruments. II. EARLY, MEDIEVAL, AND RENAISSANCE MUSIC. 7. Early Western Music. 8. Medieval Music. 9. Renaissance Music. III. BAROQUE MUSIC. 10. The Baroque Period. 11. Oratorio and Cantata. 12. Opera in the Baroque. 13. Baroque Instrumental Music: Suite and Sonata. 14. Baroque Instrumental Music: Concerto and Fugue. IV. CLASSICAL MUSIC. 15. Classicism and Classical Music. 16. Sonata Form. 17. The Concerto. 18. Classical Opera. 19. Chamber Music. 20. Piano Sonatas. 21. The Symphony and Beethoven. V. ROMANTIC MUSIC. 22. Romance and Romanticism. 23. Early Romantic Music. 24. Romantic Piano Music. 25. Program and Ballet Music. 26. Romantic Opera. 27. Late Romantic Music. 28. Nationalism. VI. TWENTIETH-CENTURY MUSIC. 29. Impressionism and Post-Romanticism. 30. Music in the Twentieth Century. 31. The Mainstream. 32. Expressionism and Primitivism. 33. Neoclassicism and Tone Row Music. 34. New Sounds and New Techniques. VII. MUSIC IN THE UNITED STATES. 35. American Music before 1920. 36. Concert Music since 1920. 37. Popular Music and Jazz to 1950. 38. Popular Music since 1950. 39. Music for Stage and Film. VIII. MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD. 40. Folk and Ethnic Music. 41. Folk Music of Europe and the Americas. 42. Music of Africa and the Middle East. 43. Music of Asia. Glossary. Listening Guides Indexed by Composer. Index of Composer Biographies. Index. Performers List.