In this textbook, Cook provides an unusual and stimulating new approach to teaching analytical concepts through the study of style composition. He emphasizes throughout analysis and decision-making within a practical context, drawing on musical examples from eighteenth-century works. Students can use these examples as models to complete compositional assignments provided in a number of subject areas.
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Nicholas Cook is the author of A Guide to Musical Analysis (Dent, 1987; pb 1989) and Music, Imagination, and Culture (OUP, 1990; pb, 1992), and Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 (CUP, 1993).Review:
`Everything about this book is so clearly thought out and presented that the reviewer need only 'cherry pick' the points from its preface ... The book usefully appends a series of work-sheets. Cook's materials comprise felicitously chosen works by minor composers ... it provides a framework
which is free enough to allow the teacher to improvise.'
Michael Spitzer, Music and Letters
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 1997. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110198790139