Roots of the Classical: The Popular Origins of Western Music by Peter Van der Merwe

By Peter Van der Merwe

Roots of the Classical identifies and strains to their assets the styles that make Western classical track designated, starting off the basic legislation of melody and concord, and sketching the improvement of tonality among the 15th and eighteenth centuries. the writer then specializes in the years 1770-1910, treating the Western tune of this era - folks, well known, and classical - as a unmarried, organically constructing, interconnected unit during which the
popular idiom was once consistently feeding into 'serious' song, exhibiting how an identical styles underlay tune of all kinds.

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