The importance of music
|Format:||Print Book 1963|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
ContentsThe importance of music. Introductory ; Which is more important? ; Musical megalomania ; The "goose flesh" response ; Musical snobbery ; The perils of versatility ; Composer and interpreter ; The effect of inevitability ; Temper and temperament ; Visualizing musical performance ; Concerning musical taste ; Nationalistic music ; The teaching of music ; What price chamber music? ; Know your operas ; America's serious music ; "American" composers? ; American musicians in general ; The music of Wagner ; Shakespeare in music ; Music and painting ; Music keeps them young ; The concert business ; Artists and benefits ; Jealousy or co-operation? ; The small-town orchestra ; Business and art in music ; Be it resolved
More technically speaking. "Music by chance" ; Mathematical music ; Science versus art ; The dual appeal of a classic ; Art song and folk song ; Songs and songwriters ; Musical accents ; Those descriptive titles ; Hymns are good music ; The importance of percussion ; Opera in English ; Basic patterns of melody ; On reading notes ; Music must communicate ; Musical traditions ; The mystery of inspiration
For amateurs, parents, and children. Amateurs versus professionals ; On debut recitals ; The deluded amateur ; How to become a music critic ; Pleasure or drudgery? ; Our musical presidents ; Children and music ; Musical prodigies ; "Music for fun" ; Gifts that provide music ; Why study music?
The popular field. In defense of popular music ; Regarding ragtime ; Musical embellishments ; Popular songwriters ; "Dixie" and "The battle hymn" ; Unwarlike war songs ; Political campaign songs ; Irish songs ; Credit for popular hits ; "Payola" is an old story ; Parallel melodic patterns ; America's great musicals.
-- History and criticism.
|Publisher|| New York :Fleet Pub. Corp.,1963
223 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm