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Bonds, Mark Evan

Overview
Works: 81 works in 214 publications in 6 languages and 5,248 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Mark Evan Bonds
Music as thought : listening to the symphony in the age of Beethoven by Mark Evan Bonds( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The goal of this book is to trace the process by which purely instrumental music - music without a text and without any suggestion of an external program - came to be perceived as a vehicle of ideas in the decades around 1800, of just how and why the act of listening came to be equated with the act of thinking
After Beethoven : imperatives of originality in the symphony by Mark Evan Bonds( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven cast a looming shadow over the nineteenth century. For composers he was a model both to emulate and to overcome. "You have no idea how it feels," Brahms confided, "when one always hears such a giant marching behind one." Exploring the response of five composers--Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Mahler--to what each clearly saw as the challenge of Beethoven's symphonies, Evan Bonds richly enhances our understanding of the evolution of the symphony and Beethoven's legacy. Overt borrowings from Beethoven--for example, the lyrical theme in the Finale of Brahms' First Symphony, so like the "Ode to Joy" theme in Beethoven's Ninth--have often been the subject of criticism. Bonds now shows us how composers imitate or allude to a Beethoven theme or compositional strategy precisely in order to turn away from it, creating a new musical solution. Berlioz's Harold en Italie, Mendelssohn's Lobgesang, Schumann's Fourth Symphony, Brahms' First, and Mahler's Fourth serve as illuminating examples. Discussion focuses on such core issues as Beethoven's innovations in formal design, the role of text and voice, fusion of diverse genres, cyclical coherence of movements, and the function of the symphonic finale. Bonds lucidly argues that the great symphonists of the nineteenth century cleared creative space for themselves by both confronting and deviating from the practices of their potentially overpowering precursor. His analysis places familiar masterpieces in a new light
A history of music in Western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Music in Western Culture, 4/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus on specific works of music. The text is structured around a carefully selected repertory of music that reflects the development of the art form throughout time. Mark Evan Bonds helps readers gain a broad understanding of the nature of music, its role in society, and the ways in which these have changed over time. A History of Music in Western Culture challenges students to think critically about the nature of music and its past. Once familiar with a representative body of music, students can better grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. -- Amazon.com
Wordless rhetoric : musical form and the metaphor of the oration by Mark Evan Bonds( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: BondsMark Evan: Mark Evan Bonds is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina
Absolute music : the history of an idea by Mark Evan Bonds( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is music, and why does it move us? From Pythagoras to the present, writers have struggled to isolate the essence of "pure" or "absolute" music in ways that also account for its profound effect. In Absolute Music: The History of an Idea, Mark Evan Bonds traces the history of these efforts across more than two millennia, paying special attention to the relationship between music's essence and its qualities of form, expression, beauty, autonomy, as well as its perceived capacity to disclose philosophical truths. The core of this book focuses on the period between 1850 and 1945. Although the idea of pure music is as old as antiquity, the term "absolute music" is itself relatively recent. It was Richard Wagner who coined the term, in 1846, and he used it as a pejorative in his efforts to expose the limitations of purely instrumental music. For Wagner, music that was "absolute" was isolated, detached from the world, sterile. His contemporary, the Viennese critic Eduard Hanslick, embraced this quality of isolation as a guarantor of purity. Only pure, absolute music, he argued, could realize the highest potential of the art. Bonds reveals how and why perceptions of absolute music changed so radically between the 1850s and 1920s. When it first appeared, "absolute music" was a new term applied to old music, but by the early decades of the twentieth century, it had become-paradoxically--an old term associated with the new music of modernists like Schoenberg and Stravinsky. Bonds argues that the key developments in this shift lay not in discourse about music but rather the visual arts. The growing prestige of abstraction and form in painting at the turn of the twentieth century-line and color, as opposed to object-helped move the idea of purely abstract, absolute music to the cutting edge of musical modernism. By carefully tracing the evolution of absolute music from Ancient Greece through the Middle Ages to the twentieth-century, Bonds not only provides the first comprehensive history of this pivotal concept but also provokes new thoughts on the essence of music and how essence has been used to explain music's effect. A long awaited book from one of the most respected senior scholars in the field, Absolute Music will be essential reading for anyone interested in the history, theory, and aesthetics of music. --Publisher description
A history of music in Western culture : combined volume by Mark Evan Bonds( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Music in Western Culture 3/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus on the music. Organized around a carefully selected repertory of works, this text integrates the requisite names, dates, and concepts around specific compositions. Once familiar with a representative body of music, students can better grasp the evolution of musical style and music's changing uses within the Western tradition. Even more importantly, students will have a sound basis from which to explore other musical works. This text builds its narrative around the core repertory represented in the Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs. - Publisher
Anthology of scores for A history of music in Western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Music in Western Culture 3/e is based on the premise that the best way to convey the history of Western music is to focus on the music. The Anthology of Scores and the corresponding sets of compact discs are the carefully selected core repertory for the text. - Publisher
A history of music in western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of scores to A history of music in western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief history of music in Western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe zai xi fang wen hua de bei jing xia, Jing xin xuan qu ge li shi shi qi de yin le zuo pin, Cong le qu ben shen, Xiang guan ci qu zuo zhe, Chuang zuo nian dai yi ji chuang zuo li lun si ge wei du jin xing le chan shi, Jiang shu le xi fang yin le de fa zhan mai luo, Shi du zhe de yi dui yin le de ben zhi, Yin le zai she hui zhong de zuo yong, Yi ji yin le sui shi dai bian qian de fa zhan he yan jin you quan mian de le jie. Nei rong bao kuo:zhong shi ji de yin le, Wen yi fu xing shi qi de yin le, Ba luo ke shi qi de yin le, Gu dian shi qi de yin le,19 shi ji de yin le,20 shi ji de yin le
Listen to this by Mark Evan Bonds( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Listen to This is designed to connect students’ interest in the music on their own playlists with great music from throughout history and all over the world. It is based on the idea that all music is built on a combination of a few basic elements — melody, dynamics, rhythm, harmony, texture, timbre, form, and word-music relationships — and if students listen for those elements they can better understand how a piece of music works, no matter how unfamiliar it may seem at first. This elements-centered approach provides a strong foundation for learning about, and enjoying, many new musical styles. The Fourth Edition includes expanded coverage of timbre as well as new chapters on additional musical works. Included in this package, MyLab™ Music for the Music Appreciation course is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Music also gives students access to the music and listening guides that accompany the text. Please note: this version of MyLab Music does not include an eText. Listen to This , Fourth Edition is also available via Revel ™ , an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important."--Publisher's description
A history of music in western culture( Recording )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Multiple languages and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of scores to A history of music in western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Multiple languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of music in western culture( Recording )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Multiple languages and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded anthology for A history of music in western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of scores to A history of music in western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Multiple languages and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of scores to A history of music in western culture. the classical era through the twentieth century by Mark Evan Bonds( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Multiple languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen to this( Recording )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Multiple languages and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven Forum 7( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded anthology for A history of music in western culture by Mark Evan Bonds( Recording )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in Multiple languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Music as thought : listening to the symphony in the age of Beethoven
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After Beethoven : imperatives of originality in the symphonyA history of music in Western cultureWordless rhetoric : musical form and the metaphor of the orationA history of music in Western culture : combined volumeAnthology of scores for A history of music in Western cultureAnthology of scores to A history of music in western cultureA brief history of music in Western cultureListen to this
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Bonds, Mark E.

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