Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music (Hardback)
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Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 09/12/2004
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Roots of the Classical identifies and traces to their sources the patterns that make Western classical music unique, setting out the fundamental laws of melody and harmony, and sketching the development of tonality between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries. The author then focuses on the years 1770-1910, treating the Western music of this period - folk, popular, and classical - as a single, organically developing, interconnected unit in which the popular idiom was constantly feeding into 'serious' music, showing how the same patterns underlay music of all kinds.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198166474
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 986 g
Dimensions: 242 x 165 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'...a marvellously stimulating new book.' * Martin Kettle, The Guardian *
...looks beyond the traditional sources, examining the importance of styles from alternative repertoires such as children's song and dances of Central Europe. The Strengths of this book are the breadth of Van de Merwe's examples and his perspective, which is relatively free of the value judgements placed on the selected repertoires. * Choice *
...a marvellously stimulating and important book: a masterpiece of canny observation, a miracle of effective organization, a model of colourful, pungent writing, and an ear-opener that should be read and pondered by all scholars and musicians who deal with music of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries in any and all of it genres. * Music and Letters, Vol. 88, No. 1 *

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