Music History; Music Criticism; Composers; Ludwig van Beethoven; France
ML 160 .C66
Combarieu, Jules. Histoire de la musique des origines à la mort de Beethoven. Paris: A. Colin, 1913-19.
Intended for those interested in learning about the history of music from its origins up to the beginning of the 20th century.
Includes information regarding the origins of music, the concept of primitive musical art according to important philosophers and modern composers, showing the connection between the composition of genres and the social world. The first two volumes cover several periods: magic incantation, religious lyricism, musical secularization, the renaissance, and modern times. Volume three is a focus on the 19th century with a more primary focus on the composers and musicians themselves, from Auber to Berlioz and even including contemporary musical contributors. Includes information on technique throughout these periods.
Organized in chronological order. Volume 1 starts with the origin of music and ends with the Renaissance. Volume 2 begins with the second part of the Renaissance, the 17th century, and continues to the death of Beethoven. Volume 3 continues onward in time, ending with the most recent style up to the date of publication.