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Old 07-05-2008, 03:09 PM   #1
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Mathews, W.S.B.: A Popular History of the Art of Music, v.1, 5 July 2008

The illustrated A Popular History of the Art of Music From the Earliest Times Until the Present was over 500 pages long and first published in 1891. The Project Gutenberg HTML includes MIDI files of 25 pieces referenced in the work and a modern transcription (in PDF) of one piece. You may also find it easier to view a few of the illustrations there that are pretty small in this ebook.

PREFACE
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

BOOK FIRST - MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

CHAPTER I - MUSIC AMONG THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS
CHAPTER II - MUSIC AMONG THE HEBREWS AND ASSYRIANS
CHAPTER III - MUSIC AMONG THE ANCIENT GREEKS
CHAPTER IV - MUSIC IN INDIA, CHINA AND JAPAN

BOOK SECOND - THE APPRENTICE PERIOD OF MODERN MUSIC

CHAPTER V - THE NATURE OF THE TRANSFORMATION, AND THE AGENCIES EFFECTING IT
CHAPTER VI - THE MINSTRELS OF THE NORTH
CHAPTER VII - THE ARABS OR SARACENS
CHAPTER VIII - ORIGIN OF THE GREAT FRENCH EPICS
CHAPTER IX - THE TROUBADOURS, TROUVÈRES AND MINNESINGERS
CHAPTER X - THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
CHAPTER XI - THE DIDACTIC OF MUSIC FROM THE FIFTH CENTURY TO THE FOURTEENTH
CHAPTER XII - THE RISE OF POLYPHONY. OLD FRENCH AND GALLO-BELGIC SCHOOLS
CHAPTER XIII - THE SCHOOLS OF THE NETHERLANDS
CHAPTER XIV - POLYPHONIC SCHOOLS OF ITALY
CHAPTER XV - THE CHANGES IN MUSICAL NOTATION
CHAPTER XVI - MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE VIOLIN, ORGAN, ETC.

BOOK THIRD - THE DAWN OF MODERN MUSIC

CHAPTER XVII - CONDITION OF MUSIC AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY
CHAPTER XVIII - FIRST CENTURY OF ITALIAN OPERA AND DRAMATIC SONG
CHAPTER XIX - BEGINNINGS OF OPERA IN FRANCE AND GERMANY
CHAPTER XX - THE PROGRESS OF ORATORIO
CHAPTER XXI - BEGINNINGS OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

BOOK FOURTH - THE FLOWERING TIME OF MODERN MUSIC

CHAPTER XXII - GENERAL VIEW OF MUSIC IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
CHAPTER XXIII - JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH
CHAPTER XXIV - GEO. FREDERICK HÅNDEL
CHAPTER XXV - EMANUEL BACH; HAYDN; THE SONATA
CHAPTER XXVI - MOZART AND HIS GENIUS
CHAPTER XXVII - BEETHOVEN AND HIS WORKS
CHAPTER XXVIII - HAYDN, MOZART AND BEETHOVEN COMPARED
CHAPTER XXIX - OPERA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
CHAPTER XXX - PIANO PLAYING AND VIRTUOSI; THE VIOLIN; TARTINI AND SPOHR

BOOK FIFTH - THE PERIOD OF THE ROMANTIC

CHAPTER XXXI - THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, THE ROMANTIC; MUSIC OF THE FUTURE
CHAPTER XXXII - SCHUBERT AND THE ROMANTIC
CHAPTER XXXIII - THE STORY OF THE PIANOFORTE
CHAPTER XXXIV - GERMAN OPERA; WEBER, MEYERBEER AND WAGNER
CHAPTER XXXV - VIRTUOSITY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; PAGANINI; BERLIOZ; CHOPIN; LISZT
CHAPTER XXXVI - MENDELSSOHN AND SCHUMANN
CHAPTER XXXVII - ITALIAN OPERA DURING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
CHAPTER XXXVIII - FRENCH OPERATIC COMPOSERS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
CHAPTER XXXIX - LATER COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS

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