Music The Art of Listening

by Jean Ferris [2006]


pages 468

Emphasizing music in the context of the society that surrounds it, Music: The Art of Listening weaves the development of Western music into the fabric of cultural history, paying special attention to the biographies of significant composers. In a clear and accessible format, it introduces music from centuries past as well as that of the current era, and helps the listener develop techniques to fully appreciate music in public performance halls, on the radio, in films, or in the theater. Among the highlights of this seventh edition is a greatly expanded selection of Listening Examples, which are available on the text’s companion CD set

A Very Easy Flute Treasury

by Trevor Wye [2003]


pages 116

Contains over 40 pieces complosed and arranged for flute and piano, spanning five centuries of music. Featuring a wealth of repertoire from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods, plus 10 original Twentieth Century pieces commissioned especially for this book

Postmodernism A Very Short Introduction

by Christopher Butler [2002]


pages 166

Postmodernism has become the buzzword of contemporary society over the last decade. But how can it be defined? In this highly readable introduction the mysteries of this most elusive of concepts are unraveled, casting a critical light upon the way we live now, from the politicizing of museum culture to the cult of the politically correct. The key postmodernist ideas are explored and challenged, as they figure in the theory, philosophy, politics, ethics and artwork of the period, and it is shown how they have interacted within a postmodernist culture


pages 404

What is music? Does music deserve a place in general education? If so, why? Music Matters builds new answers to these basic questions through a wide-ranging examination of music as a diverse human practice. The result is a ground-breaking philosophy of music education that provides critically reasoned perspectives on the nature and significance of performing, listening, musicianship, multiculturalism, creativity, consciousness, curriculum development, and more

Hong Kong Then and Now

by Grylls Vaughan [2016]


pages 148

Hong Kong was first captured on camera when the British arrived to lay claim to its "fragrant harbour" in 1841. Its fascinating history has been documented through photography ever since—from its rapid expansion as a Crown Colony to its handover to China in 1997 and its present status as one of the world’s leading international financial centers. Pairing rare and previously unpublished photographs with contemporary views taken from the same location, Hong Kong: Then and Now highlights the rich and varied history of this constantly evolving metropolis, from Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Club, and the Star Ferry to Kowloon Walled CIty, Chek Lap Kok Airport, and the gleaming skyscrapers of its central banking district