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What to Listen For in Music

Aaron Copland - Author

Leonard Slatkin - appreciation by

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ISBN 9780451226402 | 320 pages | 03 Mar 2009 | NAL | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Now in trade paperback: “The definitive guide to musical enjoyment” (Forum).

In this fascinating analysis of how to listen to both contemporary and classical music analytically, eminent American composer Aaron Copland offers provocative suggestions that will bring readers a deeper appreciation of the most viscerally rewarding of all art forms.

What to Listen for in Music Aaron Copland: America's Musical Voice
Foreword
Introduction
Author's Note for the 1957 Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Preliminaries
2. How We Listen
3. The Creative Process in Music
4. The Four Elements of Music—I. Rhythm
5. The Four Elements of Music—II. Melody
6. The Four Elements of Music—III. Harmony
7. The Four Elements of Music—IV. Tone Color
8. Musical Texture
9. Musical Structure
10. Fundamental Forms—I. Sectional Form
11. Fundamental Forms—II. Variation Form
12. Fundamental Forms—III. Fugal Form
13. Fundamental Forms—IV. Sonata Form
14. Fundamental Forms—V. Free Forms
15. Opera and Music Drama
16. Contemporary Music
17. Film Music
18. From Composer to Interpreter to Listener
Epilogue: "Since Then"
Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Suggested Bibliography for Further Reading
Index
“One of the most helpful, sensible, and enjoyable discourses on the subject ever published.”
Victor Record Review

“By far the best thing of its kind yet to appear.”
Modern Music


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