Music in the Classic Period

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For one-semester/quarter undergraduate and graduate courses in Music History in the department of Music. This comprehensive yet concise survey of music-part of the highly acclaimed Prentice Hall History of Music Series-traces the evolution of musical style through the Classic period-the late 18th and early 19th century-with an emphasis on presenting music in its social, cultural and historical contexts. Key characteristics are clarified, as expressed in the chief categories of Classic music: symphony, sonata, concerto, opera, chamber music and sacred music.