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Discovering Music (Loose Leaf)

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Discovering Music offers the context that students need to appreciate music, in a concise format that is visually appealing. Written to inspire students to connect intellectually and emotionally with music from the Western canon and beyond, the text is supported by a suite of digital resources, including new How to Listen pedagogy that helps students deepen their listening experience.

The book opens with an introduction to the musical elements; the instruments of the orchestra; and a discussion of how to listen to music. New Learn to Listen pedagogy helps students experience and understand the elements of music. Then, each musical era is highlighted in individual parts, with a brief introduction to the key composers and developments that occurred in music and the related arts. Interactive Listening Maps offer guidance to students on how and why to listen to each work.

About the Author

R. Larry Todd is the Arts & Sciences Professor of Music, at Duke University. He has been recognized inthe New York Times as "the dean of Mendelssohn scholars" in the United States, having authored thedefinitive biographies of both Mendelssohn and his sister Fanny (both published by Oxford UniversityPress). He is the series editor for the Routledge Studies in Musical Genres. He has served as aGuggenheim fellow and fellow of the National Humanities Center. Todd is also a performing pianist whohas recorded and performed extensively.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780197611166
ISBN-10: 0197611168
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: November 25th, 2022
Pages: 608
Language: English