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The Classical Era: An Introduction to the Keyboard Music

The Classical Era: An Introduction to the Keyboard Music

Author: Margery Halford

Publisher: Alfred Music

ISBN: 1457412276

Category: Music

Page: 68

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Comprised of 13 pieces, this edition showcases the many dance forms of the Classical era and their evolution into the three- and four-movement sonata. A brief biography of each featured composer and a study of ornamentation are also included.

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era

Author: Laura Desfor Edles

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483300993

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

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Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists. It also provides a thorough framework for understanding these challenging readings. For each theorist, the authors give a biographical sketch, discuss intellectual influences and core ideas, and offer contemporary examples and applications of those ideas. Introductions to every reading provide additional background on their structure and significance. This book also makes frequent use of photos, diagrams, tables, and charts to help illustrate important concepts.

The Classical Era

The Classical Era

Author: Professor Neal Zaslaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349206285

Category: Music

Page: 426

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From the series examining the development of music in specific places during particular times, this book looks at the classical period, in Europe and America, from Vienna and Salzburg to the Iberian courts and Philadelphia.

Islamic Jurisprudence in the Classical Era

Islamic Jurisprudence in the Classical Era

Author: Norman Calder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139485715

Category: Law

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Norman Calder is still considered a luminary in the field of Islamic law. He was one among a handful of Western scholars who were beginning to engage with the subject. In the intervening years, much has changed, and Islamic law is now understood as fundamental to any engagement with the study of Islam, its history, and its society. In this book, Colin Imber has put together and edited four essays by Norman Calder that have never been previously published. Typically incisive, they categorize and analyze the different genres of Islamic juristic literature that was produced between the tenth and fourteenth centuries, showing what function they served both in the preservation of Muslim legal and religious traditions and in the day-to-day lives of their communities. The essays also examine the status and role of the jurists themselves and give clear answers to the controversial questions of how far Islamic law and juristic thinking changed over the centuries, and how far it was able to adapt to new circumstances.

A History of the Oratorio: The oratorio in the classical era

A History of the Oratorio: The oratorio in the classical era

Author: Howard E. Smither

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807817317

Category: Music

Page: 748

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The Oratorio in the classical Era is the third volume of Howard Smither's monumental History of the Oratorio, continuing his synthesis and critical appraisal of the oratorio. His comprehensive study surpasses in scope and treatment all previous works on the subject. A fourth and final volume, on the oratorio in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, is forthcoming. In this volume Smither discusses the Italian oratorio from the 1720s to the early nineteenth century and oratorios from other parts of Europe from the 1750s to the nineteenth century. Drawing on works that represent various types, languages, and geographical areas, Smither treats the general characteristics of oratorio libretto and music and analyzes twenty-two oratorios from Italy, England, Germany, France, and Russia. He synthesizes the results of specialized studies and contributes new material based on firsthand study of eighteenth-century music manuscripts and printed librettos. Emphasizing the large number of social contexts within which oratorios were heard, Smither discussed examples in Italy such as the Congregation of the Oratory, lay contrafraternities, and educational institutions. He examines oratorio performances in German courts, London theaters and English provincial festivals, and the Parisian Concert spirituel. Though the volume concentrates primarily on eighteenth-century oratorio from the early to the late Classical styles, Smither includes such transitional works as the oratorios of Jean-Francios le Seur in Paris and Stepan Anikievich Degtiarev in Moscow. A History of the Oratorio is the first full-length history of the genre since Arnold Schering's 1911 study. In addition to synthesizing current thought about the oratorio, this volume contributes new information on relationships between oratorio librettos and contemporary literary and religious thought, and on the musical differences among oratorios from different geographical-cultural regions. Originally published in 1987. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Persian Lyric Poetry in the Classical Era, 800-1500: Ghazals, Panegyrics and Quatrains

Persian Lyric Poetry in the Classical Era, 800-1500: Ghazals, Panegyrics and Quatrains

Author: Ehsan Yarshater

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786726605

Category: History

Page: 680

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The second volume in this series presents the reader with an extensive study of some major genres of Persian poetry from the first centuries after the rise of Islam to the end of the Timurid era and the inauguration of Safavid rule in the beginning of the sixteenth century. The authors explore the development of poetic genres, from the panegyric (qaside), to short lyrical poems (ghazal), and the quatrains (roba'i), tracing the stylistic evolution of Persian poetry up to 1500 and examine the vital role of these poetic forms within the rich landscape of Persian literature.

Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period

Historical Dictionary of Music of the Classical Period

Author: Bertil H. Van Boer

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810871830

Category: Music

Page: 665

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Covers the music of the classical period from about 1730 to 1800. Includes not only the composers, but also eminent conductors and performers, patrons, and publishers. Offers dictionary entries on major centers of music-making, typical instruments, important technical terms, and emerging musical forms, including the symphony and opera.

Greek Literature in the Classical Period: The Poetics of Drama in Athens

Greek Literature in the Classical Period: The Poetics of Drama in Athens

Author: Gregory Nagy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136540233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 350

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This volume is available on its own or as part of the seven volume set, Greek Literature. This collection reprints in facsimile the most influential scholarship published in this field during the twentieth century. For a complete list of the volume titles in this set, see the listing for Greek Literature [ISBN 0-8153-3681-0]. A full table of contents can be obtained by email: [email protected]

Roman Law

Roman Law

Author: Hans Julius Wolff

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806112964

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

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One of the great and lasting influences on the course of Western culture, Roman law occupies a unique place in the history of the civilized world. Originally the law of a small rural community, then of a powerful city-state, it became the law of an empire which embraced almost all of the known civilized world. The influence of Roman law extends into modern times and is reflected in the great codifications of private law that have come into existence in Europe, America, and Asia. Even now, Roman law in modified form is the law of the land in Scotland, and the civil code of Louisiana is directly based on Roman law. Forming an important part in the historical and intellectual background of understanding and a basis for further development of the principles of international jurisprudence. In this book an international authority on Roman legal history sets forth in clear, understandable English the institutions of Roman law and traces their development through the Byzantine Empire into medieval and modern Europe. It is an indispensable study for every American lawyer and for anyone interesting in legal and political history.

Performance Practices in the Classical Era

Performance Practices in the Classical Era

Author: Dennis Shrock

Publisher: G I A Publications

ISBN: 1579997996

Category: Music

Page: 454

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The Classical era, from 1751 to the 1830s and beyond, is one of the most revolutionary and creative times in the history of music. However, critical details about the performance of music during this extraordinary time have too often been lost to generations of re-interpretation, opinionated colorings, and changes in fashion and taste. In this remarkable volume, noted scholar and choral conductor, Dennis Shrock brings together in one place writings from more than 100 Classical-era authors and composers about performance practices of music during their time. These primary sources represent the entire time span of the Classical era, writings from throughout Europe and the United States, and details on virtually every type of performing medium and genre of composition common in the era. Dr. Shrock quotes from diaries, instruction books, dictionaries, letters, biographies, and essays all written during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Dr. Shrock organizes all of these comments - complete with detailed music examples - in sections devoted to sound, tempo, articulation and phrasing, metric accentuation, rhythmic alteration, ornamentation, and expression. What emerges is an insightful and colorful portrait certain to assist anyone who seeks to better understand the music of Mozart, Haydn, and other noted composers. Performance Practices in the Classical Era is a vital resource for any conductor, performer, or aficionado of classical music.

The Clarinet in the Classical Period

The Clarinet in the Classical Period

Author: Albert R. Rice

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199711372

Category: Music

Page: 336

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A comprehensive study of the clarinet in use through the classical period, 1760 to 1830, a period of intensive musical experimentation. The book provides a detailed review and analysis of construction, design, materials, and makers of clarinets. Rice also explores how clarinet construction and performance practice developed in tandem with the musical styles of the period.

Discover Music of the Classical Era

Discover Music of the Classical Era

Author: Stephen Johnson

Publisher: Naxos Audio Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131776283

Category: Music

Page: 128

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In music, the period from the middle of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the nineteenth is usually referred to as the 'Classical' Era. This was a period in which the art, literature and architecture of Ancient Greece and Rome were being rediscovered and re-evaluated, which in turn strongly influenced the 'modern' art of the time. But this was also a period of immense social change and political unrest, with challenges to the old established order culminating in the French Revolution of 1789. Discover Music of the Classical Era shows how all this was reflected in the music written during those turbulent but also intensely creative years.