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By Marshall Long

THE ebook on acoustics for non-acousticians. Comprehensive,concise, and entirely obtainable for someone with an curiosity in acoustics. THE "go to" textual content for audio engineers, sound designers, and musicians who are looking to greater comprehend the actual global that without delay results their artwork.

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These massive structures served as focal points for worship and repositories for the religious relics that, following the return of the crusaders from the holy lands, became important centers of the valuable pilgrim trade. The cathedrals were by and large a product of the laity, who had developed from a populace that once had only observed the religious forms, to one that held beliefs as a matter of personal conviction. Successful cities had grown prosperous with trade and during the relatively peaceful period of the late middle ages the citizens enthusiastically supported their construction.

9 ROMANTIC PERIOD (1825–1900) The terms Classic and Romantic are not precisely defined nor do they apply strictly to a given time period. 15 Theatro Alla Scalla, Milan, Italy (Beranel, 1979) Palisca, 1996). Romantic music is more personal, emotional, and poetic than the Classical and less constrained by a formal style. The Romantic composers wanted to describe thoughts, feelings, and impressions with music, sometimes even writing music as a symphonic poem or other program to tell a story. Although Beethoven lived during the Classical time period, much of his music can be considered Romantic, particularly his sixth and ninth symphonies.

14 23 Altes Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (Bagenal and Wood, 1931) mid-nineteenth century (1835–1847), it was later replaced by the larger Neus Gewandhaus late in the century. Vienna became an international cultural center where artists and composers from all over Europe came to work and study, including Antonio Salieri (1750–1825), Mozart, and Beethoven. Two principal concert halls in Vienna at the time were the Redoutensaal at Hofburg and the palace of the Hapsburg family. Built in 1740, these two rooms, seating 1500 and 400, respectively, remained in use until 1870.

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