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    Listen

    Ninth Edition

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    Joseph Kerman (Author, University of California, Berkeley)

     

    Norton offers a fresh interpretation of a classic work

    The first Norton edition boasts a striking visual design, streamlined pedagogy, and rich online resources. These improvements enhance the engaging musical discussion that has always been the core of this teachable, accessible introduction to music appreciation. Listen helps students develop an understanding of great music; it builds the skills required for engaged listening while using rich biographical and cultural context to situate the music in time and place.

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    Publication date for instructor exam copies: November 2018

    On-sale date for student copies and accompanying resources: July 2019

    Enhanced online resources and a fresh new design

    With a wealth of new media resources online, a contemporary new look, and a streamlined listening pedagogy, this is the best Listen ever. This edition makes it easier for teachers and students to engage in the exploration of great music.

    Emphasis on the heart of the Common Practice repertoire

    Teach the music that students are most likely to encounter in concert.Listen‘s focus is on music from the time of Bach through the 20th century—though you’ll also find a careful selection of more modern styles and a generous unit on pre-eighteenth-century music. Author Gary Tomlinson relied on extensive user feedback to select the most teachable, engaging works in exceptional performances.

    Strong coverage of history and culture

    Music isn’t composed in a vacuum. The authors provide the context students need to fully appreciate the music they encounter.

    Engaging, approachable discussions of great musical works

    From its first publication in 1972 until today, Listen has been praised for the distinctive quality of its prose: lively, alert, and authoritative without being stiff. Nowhere is this clearer than in the frequent discussions of individual musical works. A revised and streamlined listening pedagogy makes it easier than ever to combine reading and listening.

       

      UNIT I FUNDAMENTALS

      CHAPTER 1 Rhythm, Meter, and Tempo

      CHAPTER 2 Pitch, Dynamics, and Tone Color

      CHAPTER 3 Scales and Melody

      CHAPTER 4 Harmony, Texture, Tonality, and Mode

      CHAPTER 5 Musical Form and Musical Style

       

      UNIT II EARLY MUSIC: AN OVERVIEW

      Chronology

      CHAPTER 6 The Middle Ages

          Global Perspectives: Sacred Chant

      CHAPTER 7 The Renaissance

          Global Perspectives: Music and Early European Colonialism

      CHAPTER 8 The Early Baroque Period

          Global Perspectives: African Ostinato Forms

       

      UNIT III THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

      Chronology

      CHAPTER 9 Prelude: The Late Baroque Period

      CHAPTER 10 Baroque Instrumental Music

      CHAPTER 11 Baroque Vocal Music

      CHAPTER 12 Prelude: Music and the Enlightenment

      CHAPTER 13 The Symphony

      CHAPTER 14 Other Classical Genres

          Global Perspectives: Musical Form: Two Case Studies from Asia

       

      UNIT IV THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

      Chronology

      CHAPTER 15 Beethoven

      CHAPTER 16 Prelude: Music after Beethoven: Romanticism

      CHAPTER 17 The Early Romantics

      CHAPTER 18 Romantic Opera

      CHAPTER 19 The Late Romantics

          Global Perspectives: Musical Drama Worldwide

       

      UNIT V THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND BEYOND

      Chronology

      CHAPTER 20 Prelude: Music and Modernism

      CHAPTER 21 Early Modernism

      CHAPTER 22 Modernism Between the Wars

      CHAPTER 23 The Late Twentieth Century

      CHAPTER 24 Music in America: Jazz and Beyond

          Global Perspectives: Global Music