What to Listen for in Music

Book Review: What to Listen for in Music, by Aaron Copland

Book Review: What to Listen for in Music, by Aaron Copland

The intelligent listener—not to mention the intelligent student of adult piano lessons—”must hear the melodies, the rhythms, the harmonies, the tone colors in a more conscious fashion. But above all, [s]he must, in order to follow the line of the composer’s thought, know something of the principles of musical form.”