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Air de Cour

Michael Bane.

in Music

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 8554 words.

The air de cour (courtly song) is a genre of secular vocal music produced in France during the late 16th and first half of the 17th century. The term first appeared in a collection of...

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Akira Ifukube

Brooke McCorkle.

in Music

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 4633 words.

Akira Ifukube (b. 31 May 1914–d. 8 February 2006) was among the most prolific and popular Japanese composers of the 20th century. Ifukube’s life and music illustrate the progress of...

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Alban Berg

David Headlam.

in Music

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 7176 words.

Alban Berg (b. 1885–d. 1935) was the youngest of three composers, along with his teacher Arnold Schoenberg and colleague Anton von Webern, known as the “Second Viennese School.” The three...

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Alfred Schnittke

Peter Schmelz.

in Music

P ublished online February 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 7648 words.

Alfred Schnittke (Al’fred Garrievič Šnitke, b. 1934–d. 1998), a composer of Jewish-German ancestry born in Russia, became one of the most recorded and performed composers writing in the...

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American Country Music

Travis Stimeling.

in Music

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 17556 words.

What is now known as “country music” in the United States, Canada, and much of Europe has gone by a variety of monikers since the first recordings of the genre were made in the early...

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American Country Music

Travis Stimeling.

in Music

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 17556 words.

What is now known as “country music” in the United States, Canada, and much of Europe has gone by a variety of monikers since the first recordings of the genre were made in the early...

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American Minstrel Music

Thomas Riis.

in Music

P ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 13174 words.

The American minstrel show began as a distinct category of theatrical entertainment in the northern and western parts of the United States during the early 19th century when first...

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American Music Theory, 1955–2017

David Forrest, Severine Neff and John Reef.

in Music

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 21277 words.

Since ancient Greece, the discipline of music theory has offered explanations for the nature of musical phenomena and the fundamental principles governing their use. As early as the Middle...

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Analysis

David Damschroder.

in Music

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 13383 words.

Active engagement with music often triggers a curiosity to know how compositions work and what distinguishes various styles and genres from one another. In some cases the goal is to...

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André Grétry

R.J. Arnold.

in Music

P ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 8034 words.

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry (b. 1741–d. 1813) was the most successful composer of opéra-comique in France in the last third of the 18th century, a period during which the genre was...

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