The Art of Music - Volume 01: The Pre-Classic Periods


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Volume 1 in the "The Art of Music" series, published by the National Society of Music. This first volume covers the "Pre-Classic periods", from early human primitive music, through to the music of the Ancient Greeks and other ancient cultures, plainsong, Middle Ages, Renaissance, and up until the music of J.S. Bach. Included are musical examples, which are performed in the audio as they appear in the text.
- Summary by Jake Malizia (19 hr 3 min)

Chapters

The Art of Music - General Introduction 38:42 Read by Jake Malizia
A Narrative History of Music - Introduction 1:08:04 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 1 - Primitive Music (Part 1) 25:24 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 1 - Primitive Music (Part 2) 20:11 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 1 - Primitive Music (Part 3) 27:24 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 1 - Primitive Music (Part 4) 20:05 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 2 - Exotic Music (Part 1) 29:30 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 2 - Exotic Music (Part 2) 20:16 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 3 - The Most Ancient Civilized Nations 47:05 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 4 - The Music of the Ancient Greeks (Part 1) 34:34 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 4 - The Music of the Ancient Greeks (Part 2) 49:18 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 5 - The Age of Plain-song (Part 1) 32:28 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 5 - The Age of Plain-song (Part 2) 34:33 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 6 - The Beginnings of Polyphony (Part 1) 33:23 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 6 - The Beginnings of Polyphony (Part 2) 22:26 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 7 - Secular Music of the Middle Ages (Part 1) 40:38 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 7 - Secular Music of the Middle Ages (Part 2) 49:27 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 8 - The Rise of the Netherlands Schools 1:05:03 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 9 - The Italian Renaissance 51:32 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 10 - The Golden Age of Polyphony (Part 1) 46:24 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 10 - The Golden Age of Polyphony (Part 2) 33:40 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 11 - The Beginnings of Opera and Oratorio 51:45 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 12 - New Forms: Vocal and Instrumental (Part 1) 43:37 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 12 - New Forms: Vocal and Instrumental (Part 2) 40:54 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 13 - The Seventeenth Century (Part 1) 27:42 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 13 - The Seventeenth Century (Part 2) 34:52 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 14 - Handel and the Oratorio (Part 1) 25:50 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 14 - Handel and the Oratorio (Part 2) 36:09 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 15 - Johann Sebastian Bach (Part 1) 52:13 Read by Jake Malizia
Chapter 15 - Johann Sebastian Bach (Part 2) 40:02 Read by Jake Malizia