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e-Book Music in Western Civilization download

by Paul Henry Lang

ISBN: 0393040747
ISBN13: 978-0393040746
Language: English
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; First Thus edition (August 17, 1997)
Pages: 1152
Category: Music
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All in all, Music in Western Civilization is about the most fascinating general book on music I have ever read. Those were certainly the days in which Paul Henry Lang wrote his masterful Music in Western Civilization

All in all, Music in Western Civilization is about the most fascinating general book on music I have ever read. I only wish there were more of it. 1100 pages is not a proper length for a book like that. Those were certainly the days in which Paul Henry Lang wrote his masterful Music in Western Civilization. Though it was perhaps nearing the end of them(it was published in 1941), it's very much a book of its time. It took a bit of trudging to wade through this massive tome. Lang begins with the music of the ancient Greeks and steadily marches through all the way to the turn of the 20th century.

Paul Henry Lang (August 28, 1901 in Budapest – September 21, 1991 in Lakeville, Connecticut) was a Hungarian-American musicologist and music critic. Lang was born in Budapest, Hungary, and was educated in Catholic schools. In 1918, as World War I was coming to an end, he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army though he had not completed school, and sent to the Italian front.

Lang's monumental history of music and musical culture has stood for the past . The scope of the book is vast, beginning with the music of ancient Greece and ending with that of the first two decades of the twentieth century. But music is not viewed in isolation.

Lang's monumental history of music and musical culture has stood for the past half-century as the definitive work of its kind. Rather, the author presents music as one of the many arts that, taken in conjunction, form the essence of the artistic spirit of an era.

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Music in Western civilization. Music in Western Civilization. Lang's volume has long been hailed as a benchmark in the field since making its debut in 1941.

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Lang's monumental history of music and musical culture has stood for the past half-century as the definitive work of its kind.

The scope of the book is vast, beginning with the music of ancient Greece and ending with that of the first two decades of the twentieth century. But music is not viewed in isolation. Rather, the author presents music as one of the many arts that, taken in conjunction, form the essence of the artistic spirit of an era.
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Risteacor
A Classic although outmoded, necessary, and unique book on the history of music

Zyangup
I had to do some repair on the binding. It was coming apart. Otherwise, fine. The book is a classic -- among the best accounts of Western music ever written.

santa
Ah, the days when you could write a "breezy" history of music that clocked in at over a thousand pages and still expect to get it published for a wide audience. Those were certainly the days in which Paul Henry Lang wrote his masterful Music in Western Civilization. Though it was perhaps nearing the end of them(it was published in 1941), it's very much a book of its time. It took a bit of trudging to wade through this massive tome. Lang begins with the music of the ancient Greeks and steadily marches through all the way to the turn of the 20th century. If you are looking for a history that canvases beyond this boundary, you need find yourself another book.
Lang knows his subject matter; so well, in fact, that it rather behooves you to know a bit of it also. He'll throw language at you like "ritornel", "andante", and the fiercely fun to say "tutti". If you already know their meanings then you'll be ahead of me when I first began. In this sense, my experience with Lang's history was refreshingly educational. I'm not sure where else I might have picked up the finer points of a cantus firmus, or discovered the musical nationalism of a Spontini. This is a very thorough and detailed work. Perhaps too thorough. Not only do you get a running history of the composers, the musicians' instruments, and the manner of musical construction(sonata, aria, opera etc), you get a serving of political, literary, and social history as well. Providing these extras is meant to flesh out the larger context which Lang is then expositing. This is understandable, if not always needed at the length given; but such excesses serve to increase the book to the size it is. Quite frankly, Music in Western Civilization has a very Will Durant feel to it because of this. For this reason, It's hardly surprising that the scissor and paste historian par excellence did praise Lang's volume in his own on Medieval history, The Age Of Faith(Lang does cover medieval music very well). And Lang's title does hint toward an affinity for Durant's "Story of Civilization". My relative lack of musical knowledge also made itself felt when Lang invariable jumped from description into interpretation. That Lang does this is inevitable as well as necessary, I guess. A straight history of composers, musicians, instruments, and musical pieces harnessed completely onto bare facts would make for dull reading. Yet Lang's interpretations can be quite purple("purple" given the time), and he isn't afraid to air his preferences as general musical values, or let them run free. On the cusp of a Second World War, his history ends with an imaginative nose to nose confrontation between the diabolical(Wagner) and the decent(Verdi). Needless to say, a general direct familiarity with the music we call "classical" today will help you immensely. Or at the very least make your reading experience more pleasurable and informed. Smetana is a mere name if you're a foreigner to his work. Hearing it unattached to anything much other than itself leads to little more than a quick forgetting. And Lang's history and its contents deserve to remembered and enjoyed alongside a profitable listening. Or at least be put back into print...

Gandree
This is the most comprehensive and engaging history of music ever written. It is a shame that the likes of Stolba and Wright & Simms are being foisted upon unsuspecting undergraduate apprentices of music history in academies all over the U.S. These "histories" are overpriced and simpleton both in their writing and scope.

Lang is a superb writer, a connoisseur of history, art, literature, politics, culture, AND music.

This work is a MUST for any serious student/lover of music and music history.

Dreladred
This book is a classic in every sense of the word and belongs on the bookshelf of every lover of music in the world. Essential.

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