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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $38.54
  • December 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-92018-5
  • 336 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Anthology for Music in the Eighteenth Century


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John A. Rice (Author)

Series edited by Walter Frisch


A concise anthology including a wide range of eighteenth-century music.

Anthology for Music in the Eighteenth Century, part of the Western Music in Context series, is the ideal companion to Music in the Eighteenth Century. Twenty-nine carefully chosen works—including a piano sonata by Anna Bon, liturgical music by Ignacio de Jerusalem, and movements from Haydn symphonies—offer representative examples of genres and composers of the period. Commentaries following each score present a careful analysis of the music, and online links to purchase and download recordings make listening easier than ever.


Concise analysis

In addition to full scores, the anthology includes concise analyses of the music from both formal and stylistic points of view. Information about form appears in tables, so that students can instantly understand the shape of anthology compositions. In addition to supplying concise analyses, the anthology commentaries also address such issues as sources and performance practice. 

Easy access to recordings

A wide range of recording options gives students and instructors flexibility in listening to anthology selections. StudySpace provides links to stream nearly every anthology selection from Naxos (accessible via an institutional subscription or a $25 individual subscription), as well as links to purchase and download recordings from iTunes and Amazon, allowing students to listen to music the way they want. In addition, students can purchase access to, and adopters can request a free DVD of, The Norton Opera Sampler, Norton’s groundbreaking collaboration with the Metropolitan Opera that includes two full hours of opera scenes. 

Music in the Eighteenth Century contents | Anthology Contents

    1. The Encyclopedic Century

    2. Learned and Galant

    3. Naples

    4. Carnival Opera in Rome and Venice

    5. Instrumental Music in Italy and Spain

    6. Paris of the Ancien Régime

    7. Georgian London

    8. Vienna under Empress Maria Theresa

    9. Leipzig and Berlin

    10. Courts of Central Europe: Mannheim, Bayreuth, and Eisenstadt/Eszterháza

    11. Galant Music in the New World

    12. St. Petersburg under Catherine the Great

    13. Foreigners in Paris: Gluck, Mozart, Salieri, Cherubini

    14. Mozart’s Vienna

    15. Prague

    16. London in the 1790s

    17. Vienna in the Napoleonic Era

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