A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present
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A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present

By W. S. B. (William Smythe Babcock) Mathews
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, A Popular History of the Art of Music, by W. S. B. Mathews
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    • A POPULAR HISTORY
      • OF THE
    • OF THE
  • ART OF MUSIC
    • From the Earliest Times Until the Present.
      • With Accounts of the Chief Musical Instruments and Scales; the Principles and Artistic Value of Their Music; together with Biographical Notices of the Greater Composers, Chronological Charts, Specimens of Music, and Many Engravings.
      • Editor of "Music" Magazine,
      • CONTENTS
        • TO
      • TO
    • With Accounts of the Chief Musical Instruments and Scales; the Principles and Artistic Value of Their Music; together with Biographical Notices of the Greater Composers, Chronological Charts, Specimens of Music, and Many Engravings.
    • Editor of "Music" Magazine,
    • CONTENTS
      • TO
    • TO
    • DR. FLORENCE ZIEGFELD,
      • President of the Chicago Musical College
        • THIS WORK IS
      • THIS WORK IS
      • RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.
    • President of the Chicago Musical College
      • THIS WORK IS
    • THIS WORK IS
    • RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.
    • PREFACE.
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
    • CONTENTS.
      • BOOK FIRST — MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT WORLD.
      • BOOK SECOND — APPRENTICE PERIOD OF MODERN MUSIC
      • BOOK THIRD — THE DAWN OF MODERN MUSIC.
      • BOOK FOURTH — FLOWERING TIME OF MODERN MUSIC.
      • BOOK FIFTH — EPOCH OF THE ROMANTIC.
      • CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREATEST COMPOSERS.
      • CHRONOLOGY OF PRINCIPAL ITALIAN COMPOSERS.
      • CHRONOLOGICAL CHART OF THE MORE IMPORTANT GERMAN COMPOSERS.
      • CHRONOLOGICAL SUCCESSION OF PIANISTS AND COMPOSERS FOR THE PIANOFORTE.
    • BOOK FIRST — MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT WORLD.
    • BOOK SECOND — APPRENTICE PERIOD OF MODERN MUSIC
    • BOOK THIRD — THE DAWN OF MODERN MUSIC.
    • BOOK FOURTH — FLOWERING TIME OF MODERN MUSIC.
    • BOOK FIFTH — EPOCH OF THE ROMANTIC.
    • CHRONOLOGY OF THE GREATEST COMPOSERS.
    • CHRONOLOGY OF PRINCIPAL ITALIAN COMPOSERS.
    • CHRONOLOGICAL CHART OF THE MORE IMPORTANT GERMAN COMPOSERS.
    • CHRONOLOGICAL SUCCESSION OF PIANISTS AND COMPOSERS FOR THE PIANOFORTE.
    • INTRODUCTION.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • THE
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • THE
  • Music of the Ancient World.
    • PRIMITIVE TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS, AND AN ARTISTIC MONODY, WITHOUT REAL TONALITY.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • MUSIC AMONG THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS.
    • MUSIC AMONG THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • MUSIC AMONG THE HEBREWS AND ASSYRIANS.
      • II.
    • MUSIC AMONG THE HEBREWS AND ASSYRIANS.
    • II.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • MUSIC AMONG THE ANCIENT GREEKS.
    • MUSIC AMONG THE ANCIENT GREEKS.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • MUSIC IN INDIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
      • I.
      • II.
      • THE
    • MUSIC IN INDIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
    • I.
    • II.
    • THE
  • Apprentice Period of Modern Music.
    • THE DEVELOPMENT OF HARMONY, TONALITY, CANONIC IMITATION AND POLYPHONY.
      • THE GENERAL POPULARIZATION OF THE ART OF MUSIC IN EVERY DIRECTION.
    • THE GENERAL POPULARIZATION OF THE ART OF MUSIC IN EVERY DIRECTION.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • THE NATURE OF THE TRANSFORMATION, AND THE AGENCIES EFFECTING IT.
    • THE NATURE OF THE TRANSFORMATION, AND THE AGENCIES EFFECTING IT.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • THE MINSTRELS OF THE NORTH.
    • THE MINSTRELS OF THE NORTH.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • THE ARABS OR SARACENS.
    • THE ARABS OR SARACENS.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • ORIGIN OF THE GREAT FRENCH EPICS.
    • ORIGIN OF THE GREAT FRENCH EPICS.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • THE TROUBADOURS, TROUVÈRES AND MINNESINGERS.
    • THE TROUBADOURS, TROUVÈRES AND MINNESINGERS.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
    • THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • THE DIDACTIC OF MUSIC FROM THE FIFTH CENTURY TO THE FOURTEENTH.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
    • THE DIDACTIC OF MUSIC FROM THE FIFTH CENTURY TO THE FOURTEENTH.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • THE RISE OF POLYPHONY. OLD FRENCH AND GALLO-BELGIC SCHOOLS.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
    • THE RISE OF POLYPHONY. OLD FRENCH AND GALLO-BELGIC SCHOOLS.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • THE SCHOOLS OF THE NETHERLANDS.
    • THE SCHOOLS OF THE NETHERLANDS.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • POLYPHONIC SCHOOLS OF ITALY. PALESTRINA.
    • POLYPHONIC SCHOOLS OF ITALY. PALESTRINA.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • THE CHANGES IN MUSICAL NOTATION.
    • THE CHANGES IN MUSICAL NOTATION.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE VIOLIN, ORGAN, ETC.
      • I.
      • II.
      • THE
    • MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE VIOLIN, ORGAN, ETC.
    • I.
    • II.
    • THE
  • Dawn of Modern Music.
    • THE BEGINNING OF FREE EXPRESSION IN SONG, OPERA, ORATORIO AND FREE INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • CONDITION OF MUSIC AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.
    • CONDITION OF MUSIC AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • FIRST CENTURY OF ITALIAN OPERA AND DRAMATIC SONG.
    • FIRST CENTURY OF ITALIAN OPERA AND DRAMATIC SONG.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • BEGINNINGS OF OPERA IN FRANCE AND GERMANY.
      • I.
      • II.
    • BEGINNINGS OF OPERA IN FRANCE AND GERMANY.
    • I.
    • II.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • THE PROGRESS OF ORATORIO.
      • I.
      • II.
    • THE PROGRESS OF ORATORIO.
    • I.
    • II.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • BEGINNINGS OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.
      • II.
      • III.
      • THE
    • BEGINNINGS OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.
    • II.
    • III.
    • THE
  • Flowering Time of Modern Music.
    • BACH, HÄNDEL, HAYDN, MOZART, BEETHOVEN.
      • THE FUGUE AND THE SONATA.
    • THE FUGUE AND THE SONATA.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • GENERAL VIEW OF MUSIC IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
    • GENERAL VIEW OF MUSIC IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH.
    • JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • GEO. FREDERICK HÄNDEL.
    • GEO. FREDERICK HÄNDEL.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • EMANUEL BACH; HAYDN; THE SONATA.
      • I.
      • II.
    • EMANUEL BACH; HAYDN; THE SONATA.
    • I.
    • II.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • MOZART AND HIS GENIUS.
    • MOZART AND HIS GENIUS.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • BEETHOVEN AND HIS WORKS.
    • BEETHOVEN AND HIS WORKS.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • HAYDN, MOZART AND BEETHOVEN COMPARED.
    • HAYDN, MOZART AND BEETHOVEN COMPARED.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • OPERA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
    • OPERA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • PIANO PLAYING AND VIRTUOSI; THE VIOLIN; TARTINI AND SPOHR.
      • I.
      • II.
      • THE
    • PIANO PLAYING AND VIRTUOSI; THE VIOLIN; TARTINI AND SPOHR.
    • I.
    • II.
    • THE
  • Period of the Romantic.
    • WEBER, PAGANINI, SCHUBERT, BERLIOZ, MEYERBEER, MENDELSSOHN, SCHUMANN, CHOPIN, LISZT, WAGNER; THE VIRTUOSI; MUSIC OF THE FUTURE.
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, THE ROMANTIC; MUSIC OF THE FUTURE.
    • THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, THE ROMANTIC; MUSIC OF THE FUTURE.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • SCHUBERT AND THE ROMANTIC.
    • SCHUBERT AND THE ROMANTIC.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • THE STORY OF THE PIANOFORTE.
    • THE STORY OF THE PIANOFORTE.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • GERMAN OPERA; WEBER, MEYERBEER AND WAGNER.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
    • GERMAN OPERA; WEBER, MEYERBEER AND WAGNER.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • VIRTUOSITY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; PAGANINI; BERLIOZ; CHOPIN; LISZT.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
    • VIRTUOSITY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; PAGANINI; BERLIOZ; CHOPIN; LISZT.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • MENDELSSOHN AND SCHUMANN.
      • I.
      • II.
    • MENDELSSOHN AND SCHUMANN.
    • I.
    • II.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • ITALIAN OPERA DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
    • ITALIAN OPERA DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • FRENCH OPERATIC COMPOSERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
    • FRENCH OPERATIC COMPOSERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • LATER COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS.
      • I. Music in Germany.
      • II. Music in Russia.
      • III. Music in Bohemia.
      • IV. Music in Scandinavia.
      • V. Music in England.
    • LATER COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS.
    • I. Music in Germany.
    • II. Music in Russia.
    • III. Music in Bohemia.
    • IV. Music in Scandinavia.
    • V. Music in England.
    • INDEX.
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