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Music Appreciation

This catalog is a guide to music appreciation recordings in the NLS collection. It is divided into eighteen sections. “Learning to Listen” includes recordings that help the novice discover the joys of music, with separate listings for classical and popular music. “Biography,” the largest section, explores the lives and works of composers, performers, educators, and conductors. “History” details the five periods of western classical music, from the Renaissance to modern times. “Instruments” looks at the myriad ways music is made, from the human voice to early harps to electronic synthesizers. “Rehearsals” lists recordings of different ensembles in rehearsal with famous conductors including Sergei Koussevitzky and Leonard Bernstein. “Forms and Analysis” presents information about the structure of classical music pieces. “Master Classes” lists recordings of soloists such as Andres Segovia and Pablo Casals teaching lessons that were open to the public. The catalog wraps up with special topics including folk music from around the world, holiday and seasonal music, jazz, nostalgia, opera, patriotic music, sacred/gospel music, and music and the human experience.

Note: Most of these titles are available in digital cartridge format as indicated with a DBM prefix. Some titles are also available in the older cassette format.

Contents

Learning to Listen
Classical
Popular
Biography
Composers
Conductors
Educators
Performers
Songwriters
History
General
Medieval and Renaissance
Baroque
Classical
Romantic
Modern
Instruments
General
Brass
Electronic
Keyboard
Percussion
Strings
Woodwinds
Rehearsals
Songwriting/Composing
Ornamentation
Forms and Analysis
Canon and Fugue
Cantata
Chamber Music
Concerto
Dance
Electronic
Improvisation
Mass
Motet/Madrigal
Oratorio
Overture
Rhapsody
Rondo
Scherzo
Sonata
Suite
Symphony
Theme and Variation
Master Classes
Brass
Conducting
Percussion
Piano
Strings
Woodwinds
Voice
Folk Music
African
African-Caribbean
American
Australian
European
Mexican American
Native American
Oriental
Russian
South American
Other Cultures
Holidays and Seasons
Christmas
Hanukkah
Thanksgiving
Valentine’s Day
Seasons
Jazz, Ragtime, Blues and Broadway
Nostalgia and Popular Music
Opera
Appreciation
Plots
Michael Barclay Lectures
Alfred Glasser Commentaries on Lyric Opera
Ann Thompson Commentaries
Talking about Opera: Various Commentators
Patriotic and protest music
Sacred and gospel music
Music and the human experience