Arts / Music / 40,000 Years of Music by Jacques Chailley Jacques Chailley MacDonald 1964: first translated edition: red cloth hardcover: no dust jacket: approximately 7.2 x 9.6 inches tall: 229 pages: black and white illustrations.  Synopsis: An overview of the long history of music with a more concentrated study of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.  Contents include the following- Part One: in Search of a Past. ( Prologue to a history of the history of music.  Antiquity and the history of music.  Histories of music in the Middle Ages.  The Renaissance and the 17th-century -- in search of antiquity.  The 18th and 19th centuries -- in search of the Middle Ages.  The 19th century in search of the Renaissance.  The 20th century in search of --?.) Part Two: in Search of Sacred Music.  (What is music for?.  Music for the Gods:  magic, masques and dancing.  Christian music: meditation or ecstasy?  Polyphonic music:" more festivo".  The ideal statue of Berlioz.  The" Concert Spirituel ".) Part Three: In Search of Secular Music. ( Music for kings.  Where the public appears at first as an intruder.  Where music becomes a form of entertainment.  Paper music.  20th-century 12 note (serial) composition.  Concrete and electronic music.  Canned music.) Part Four: in Search of Stars.  (Madame Melbourne's Peaches or The Singers..  Paganini's "Horns"  or the virtuoso.  "Comargo's Neck" or the ballerina.  Edouard Colonne's bow, or the That.  Beethoven's Hat, or the composer.  Mr Choudens' s fur- lined coat, or the publisher.  Scudo's  clarinet or  the critic. Boubouroche, or the public. ) Epilogue: An Autopsy for the 21st century.  Index.  Condition: ex-library book with  library sticker to back free endpaper,  and library small stamps to preliminary pages: nevertheless very clean and good overall. used books
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  • Book Title: 40,000 Years of Music
  • Author: Jacques Chailley
  • ISBN: MW00153211
  • Publisher: Macdonald
  • Year Published: 1964
  • Our Normal Price: £22.00 GBP ($27.28 USD)
  • 10% Discounted Price: £19.80 GBP ($24.55 USD)
  • Description: MacDonald 1964: first translated edition: red cloth hardcover: no dust jacket: approximately 7.2 x 9.6 inches tall: 229 pages: black and white illustrations. Synopsis: An overview of the long history of music with a more concentrated study of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Contents include the following- Part One: in Search of a Past. ( Prologue to a history of the history of music. Antiquity and the history of music. Histories of music in the Middle Ages. The Renaissance and the 17th-century -- in search of antiquity. The 18th and 19th centuries -- in search of the Middle Ages. The 19th century in search of the Renaissance. The 20th century in search of --?.) Part Two: in Search of Sacred Music. (What is music for?. Music for the Gods: magic, masques and dancing. Christian music: meditation or ecstasy? Polyphonic music:" more festivo". The ideal statue of Berlioz. The" Concert Spirituel ".) Part Three: In Search of Secular Music. ( Music for kings. Where the public appears at first as an intruder. Where music becomes a form of entertainment. Paper music. 20th-century 12 note (serial) composition. Concrete and electronic music. Canned music.) Part Four: in Search of Stars. (Madame Melbourne's Peaches or The Singers.. Paganini's "Horns" or the virtuoso. "Comargo's Neck" or the ballerina. Edouard Colonne's bow, or the That. Beethoven's Hat, or the composer. Mr Choudens' s fur- lined coat, or the publisher. Scudo's clarinet or the critic. Boubouroche, or the public. ) Epilogue: An Autopsy for the 21st century. Index. Condition: ex-library book with library sticker to back free endpaper, and library small stamps to preliminary pages: nevertheless very clean and good overall.
  • Condition: Collectable- Good
  • Dustcover: No
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Type: Used Books

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