Kamien, Roger Music: An Appreciation

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Music: An Appreciation

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"Music: An Appreciation", sixth edition, is an exciting new revision of the most widely used text for the non-majors' introduction to music or music appreciation courses. Instructors have made Kamien's "Music: An Appreciation" the leading book because of its thorough coverage (including world music), because of its well-chosen examples (based on adopters' input), because of its unsurpassed supplements package (including multi-media software) and because of its easy-to-follow listening outlines (keyed to the recording packages). Non-majors especially appreciate that Kamien provides them with a variety of ways to follow the listening outlines: written descriptions, musical notation, time counts and CD tracks. The sixth edition of this text offers 16 new listening outlines, reflecting current scholarship. The range of music discussed has been expanded. "Music: An Appreciation" includes broader coverage of music since 1950: music by women composers, baroque orchestra, the song cycle for voice and orchestra, jazz and American musical theatre. The Polygram CD and cassette packages have been thoroughly revised to include the latest and best recordings available. A creative and useful multi-media programme for Macintosh, "Maestro 2.0", lets students see as well as hear the listening outlines.

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Additional Recordings: A fourth CD has been added to the brief audio set. The new set offers more than 90 minutes of additional music. The set now includes two COMPLETE multi-movement works (Vivaldi's Four Seasons and Beethoven's Fifth Symphony).
New selections and listening guides include:
Ellington: C Jam Blues; Bach: "Forlane" from Orchestral Suite #1; Purcell: Dido's Lament; Berlioz: "March to the Scaffold" from Symphonie Fantastique; Dvorak: New World Symphony (First movement); Brahms: "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" from The German Requiem; Schoenberg: "Mondestrunken" from Pierrot Lunaire; Still: Afro-American Symphony (Third Movement); Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (Sonata #2); Glass: "Kneeplay" from Einstein on the Beach; Smith: Lost Your Head Blues
Completely redesigned: In addition to a new format, the text is now four color throughout.
Cultural Perspectives: Each Part of the text now opens with a Perspective to provide historical and cultural context for each period. Additionally, new Timelines in each Part provide an illustration of contemporary events in social and political history.
Multimedia Companion CD-ROM: An upgrade of the Kamien 3.1 CD-ROM introduced last year, this extraordinary study tool includes The new version of this valuable resource now includes more than 5 hours of text-related music as well as Peter Schickele's "New Horizons in Music Appreciation," multimedia demonstrations of music elements, additional book content, self-tests, and more. It is included FREE with each copy of the text.
Complete Multimedia Support: In addition to the multimedia CD-ROM, the text is supported by an Online Learning Center with student quizzes, content, research links, chapter outlines, and more. Free ChartPlayer software can be downloaded from the site to use with the audio CD set.
More Instructor Support: In addition to the Annotated Instructor Edition, the Online Learning Center provides PowerPoint slides, technology "How to's", and templates for creating multimedia lectures.

About the Author:

Roger Kamien received his B.A. in Musicology from Columbia and his M.A. and PhD. from Princeton. Kamien taught for 2 years at Hunter College and for 20 years at Queens College, where he coordinated the music appreciation courses. In 1983, he was appointed to his current position. In addition to Music: An Appreciation, Prof. Kamien has written numerous articles and reviews, co-wrote A New Approach to Keyboard Harmony, and edited the Norton Scores. He is an accomplished pianist and, in recent years, has formed a two-piano team with his wife, Anita.

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