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Program music

Program music

Kregor, Jonathan, 1978- author

This accessible introduction provides a comprehensive survey of programme music from the late 18th to the early 20th century. Exploring works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Berlioz, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Mahler, Strauss, and others, it sets the ideas and repertoires of programme music in context, with numerous illustrations and music examples

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Jonathan Kregor
ISBN: 1107657253, 9781107657250
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 225 pages : illustrations (black and white).
Series: Cambridge introductions to music
Subject: Programme music; Music.; Program music.
Series Title: Cambridge introductions to music.


  1. Introduction
  2. 1. Characters, topics, and the programmatic battlefield
  3. 2. Expression, musical painting, and the concert overture
  4. 3. Berlioz and Schumann on music and literature
  5. 4. Liszt and the symphonic poem
  6. 5. The New German School and beyond
  7. 6. Excursus: Faust
  8. 7. Programmatic paths around the fin de siècle: Mahler and Strauss
  9. 8. Programming the nation
  10. 9. 'Ars Gallica'.


'Jonathan Kregor's Program Music is easy to read, comprehend, and adjust to any educational level. The Cambridge Introductions to Music series boasts that the books are formulated to appeal to a wide range of students and interested readers; I would agree that this book meets those standards.' Patricia Josette Moss, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association