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Contents

Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries

CHAPTER 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off

The Eighteenth-Century Symphony; Haydn

Chapter:
CHAPTER 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off
Source:
MUSIC IN THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH CENTURIES
Author(s):
Richard Taruskin

Richard Taruskin

In one or another linguistic variant, the term “symphony” (symphonia, sinfonia) has been in the European musical vocabulary since the ninth century. At first it meant what we now call “consonance,” a term that merely substitutes Latin roots for Greek ones meaning “together-sounding” (con = sym; sonus = phonos). By the turn of the seventeenth century, the term had resurfaced as a prestigious “humanistic” (pseudo-Greeky) cognate to the homelier concerto in the original meaning of the word, designating a composition that mixed vocal and instrumental forces over a basso continuo, as in Gabrieli’s (and later Schütz’s) Symphoniae sacrae.

Citation (MLA):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off." The Oxford History of Western Music. Oxford University Press. New York, USA. n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2018. <http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume2/actrade-9780195384826-chapter-10.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Taruskin, R. (n.d.). Chapter 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off. In Oxford University Press, Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries. New York, USA. Retrieved 21 Nov. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume2/actrade-9780195384826-chapter-10.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Richard Taruskin. "Chapter 10 Instrumental Music Lifts Off." In Music In The Seventeenth And Eighteenth Centuries, Oxford University Press. (New York, USA, n.d.). Retrieved 21 Nov. 2018, from http://www.oxfordwesternmusic.com/view/Volume2/actrade-9780195384826-chapter-10.xml
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