Concise History of Western Music - Barbara Russano Hanning

Fifth Ed.

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Hanning Concise History of Western Music (Fifth Ed.)
Hanning Concise History of Western Music (Fifth Ed.)





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Based on the classic A History of Western Music by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald J. Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music, Barbara Hanning’s Concise History of Western Music offers students a manageable introduction to the forces that shaped music. Combining concision with the imaginative pedagogy that her text pioneered, Hanning focuses on an essential repertoire of 109 characteristic works—from the Middle Ages to the present - providing students with the cultural and historical context to illuminate the music and remember its significance. Paperback. 736 pages.


  • Part One
  • The Ancient and Medieval Worlds
  • 1. Music in Ancient Greece and Early Christian Rome
  • 2. Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Ages
  • 3. Polyphony through the Thirteenth Century
  • 4. French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Century
  • Part Two
  • The Age of the Renaissance
  • 5. England, France, and Burgundy
  • 6. Music of Franco-Flemish Composers, 1450–1520
  • 7. Secular Song, National Styles, and Instrumental Music in the Sixteenth Century
  • 8. The Rise of Instrumental Music
  • 9. Sacred Music in the Era of the Reformation
  • Part Three
  • The Long Seventeenth Century
  • 10. Vocal Music of the Early Baroque and the Invention of Opera
  • 11. Vocal Music for Chamber and Church in the Early Baroque
  • 12. Instrumental Music in the Seventeenth Century
  • 13. Opera and Vocal Music in the Late Seventeenth Century
  • 14. Baroque Music in the Early Eighteenth Century
  • Part Four
  • The Eighteenth Century
  • 15. The Early Classic Period: Opera and Vocal Music
  • 16. The Early Classic Period: Instrumental Music
  • 17. The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozart
  • 18. Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
  • Part Five
  • The Nineteenth Century: The Age of Romanticism
  • 19. The Early Romantics
  • 20. Opera and Music Drama in the Nineteenth Century
  • 21. The Later Romantics
  • 22. Music in the Late Nineteenth Century: Nationalism, Romanticism, and Beyond
  • Part Six
  • The Twentieth Century and Today
  • 23. Classical Modernism
  • 24. Vernacular Music in America
  • 25. Radical Modernism
  • 26. Music between the Two World Wars
  • 27. The Changing World of Music since 1945
  • 28. Into the Twenty-First Century














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