Early Music

Early Music

A Very Short Introduction

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From Gregorian chant to Bach's Brandenburg Concerti, the music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods is both beautiful and intriguing, expanding our horizons as it nourishes our souls. In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly provides not only a compact overview of the music itself, but also a lively look at the many attempts over the last two centuries to revive it. Kelly shows that the early-music revival has long been grounded in the idea of spontaneity, of excitement, and of recapturing experiences otherwise lost to us--either the rediscovery of little-known repert.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York :2011
ISBN: 9780199830602
0199830606
0199730768
9780199730766
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (130 pages) : illustrations

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