Volume 1: Theory: Musicology – Acoustics – Our hearing - Musical instruments – Music teaching (including: harmonics, basso continuo, twelve-tone technique) – Genres, forms and styles – History: Early advanced civilizations: Mesopotamia, China, Greece – Late antiquity to early medieval – Renaissance: vocal and instrumental music from various countries
Volume 2: Baroque – Classical – 19th century (romantic) – 20th century (vocal and instrumental music from various countries and composers)
The two-volume ›dtv-Atlas Music‹ outlines the basic principles and history of music and the associated science of musicology. The atlas is divided into theoretical and historical sections, the focus being on the history of music.
In accordance with the dtv-atlas format, the detailed pages of text are juxtaposed with colour charts, graphics, diagrams and examples of musical notation which serve to illustrate and clarify the context. An extensive index of the abbreviations, symbols and Italian terms, as well as a detailed subject index help to make the atlas an authoritative and accessible work of reference.