Early music : a very short introduction

Kelly, Thomas Forrest
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  • Creator Thomas Forrest Kelly
  • Format Books
  • Publication New York : Oxford University Press, [2011] ©2011
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 130 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
  • ISBNs 9780199730766, 0199730768
  • OCLC ocn665064416

Summary

  • From Gregorian chant to Bach's Brandenburg Concerti, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods is both beautiful and intriguing, expanding our horizons as it nourishes our souls. In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly provides not only a compact overview of the music itself, but also a lively look at the many attempts over the last two centuries to revive it.-publisher description.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-124) and index.

Contents

  • What does "early music" mean? -- Repertories: medieval -- Repertories: renaissance -- Repertories: baroque -- Performing issues -- The modern early-music revival
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