Music: An Appreciation is a unique text featuring a concise presentation of musical elements and history, carefully chosen musical selections and insightful listening guides. This new volume has been updated to include discussions of important musical elements and historical periods.
New discussions of Melody and Words and Song Forms in Part 1
Section 5 explains the complex connection between words and melody and how the two combine to create song forms
Updates to the discussion Music and Musicians in Society Since 1900 in Part 7
Section 2 includes coverage from 1950 to the present
A new section on Music in America is included in Part 7
Section 16 provides a brief overview of the American musical landscape and a context for discussion of representative American composers, including Amy Beach, Astor Piazzolla, Eric Whitacre and Yo-Yo Ma