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A Popular History of the Art of Music

W. S. B. Mathews

Preface by W.S.B. Mathews: I have here endeavored to provide a readable account of the entire history of the art of music, within the compass of a single small volume, and to treat the luxuriant and many-sided later development with the particularity proportionate to its importance, and the greater interest appertaining to it from its proximity to the times of the reader. The range of the work can be most easily estimated from the Table of Contents (pages 5-10). It will be seen that I have attempted to cover the same extent of history, in treating of which the standard musical histories of Naumann, Ambros, Fétis and others have employed from three times to ten times as much space. In the nature of the case there will be differences of opinion among competent judges concerning my success in this difficult undertaking. Upon this point I can only plead absolute sincerity of purpose, and a certain familiarity with the ground to be covered, due to having treated it in my lectures in the Chicago Musical College for five years, to the extent of about thirty-five lectures yearly. I have made free use of all the standard histories-those of Fétis, Ambros, Naumann, Brendel, Gevaert, Hawkins, Burney, the writings of Dr. Hugo Riemann, Dr. Ritter, Prof. Fillmore, and the dictionaries of Grove and Mendel, as well as many monographs in all the leading modern languages.

Preface by W.S.B. Mathews: I have here endeavored to provide a readable account of the entire history of the art of music, within the compass of a single small volume, and to treat the luxuriant and many-sided later development with the particularity proportionate to its importance, and the greater interest appertaining to it from its proximity to the times of the reader. The range of the work can be most easily estimated from the Table of Contents (pages 5-10). It will be seen that I have attempted to cover the same extent of history, in treating of which the standard musical histories of Naumann, Ambros, Fétis and others have employed from three times to ten times as much space. In the nature of the case there will be differences of opinion among competent judges concerning my success in this difficult undertaking. Upon this point I can only plead absolute sincerity of purpose, and a certain familiarity with the ground to be covered, due to having treated it in my lectures in the Chicago Musical College for five years, to the extent of about thirty-five lectures yearly. I have made free use of all the standard histories-those of Fétis, Ambros, Naumann, Brendel, Gevaert, Hawkins, Burney, the writings of Dr. Hugo Riemann, Dr. Ritter, Prof. Fillmore, and the dictionaries of Grove and Mendel, as well as many monographs in all the leading modern languages.
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Preface by W.S.B. Mathews: I have here endeavored to provide a readable account of the entire history of the art of music, within the compass of a single small volume, and to treat the luxuriant and many-sided later development with the particularity proportionate to its importance, and the greater interest appertaining to it from its proximity to the times of the reader. The range of the work can be most easily estimated from the Table of Contents (pages 5-10). It will be seen that I have attempted to cover the same extent of history, in treating of which the standard musical histories of Naumann, Ambros, Fétis and others have employed from three times to ten times as much space. In the nature of the case there will be differences of opinion among competent judges concerning my success in this difficult undertaking. Upon this point I can only plead absolute sincerity of purpose, and a certain familiarity with the ground to be covered, due to having treated it in my lectures in the Chicago Musical College for five years, to the extent of about thirty-five lectures yearly. I have made free use of all the standard histories-those of Fétis, Ambros, Naumann, Brendel, Gevaert, Hawkins, Burney, the writings of Dr. Hugo Riemann, Dr. Ritter, Prof. Fillmore, and the dictionaries of Grove and Mendel, as well as many monographs in all the leading modern languages.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 50m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

21:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:57


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:53


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:38


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:08


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

48:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:08


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

20:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

19:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

45:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

48:49


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

45:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

19:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

40:58