A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music

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WW Norton
Maintaining the authority and breadth of coverage that have always defined this classic text, J. Peter Burkholder has meticulously revised and restructured the text to make it more accessible for today’s students. This revision places a stronger emphasis on social and historical context and adds substantially expanded pedagogy and striking four-color design.

Norton Pub
Maintaining the authority and breadth of coverage that have always defined this classic text, J. Peter Burkholder has meticulously revised and restructured the text to make it more accessible for today’s students. This revision places a stronger emphasis on social and historical context and adds substantially expanded pedagogy and striking four-color design.
Renowned for its comprehensive coverage of genres and styles in Western music from antiquity to the present, A History or Western Music has secured its place—through six editions and for almost a half-century—as the definitive resource for every music student.

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This classic textbook first written by Donald Jay Grout of Cornell U. traces the forms and modes of Western music from ancient Mesopotamia to the present, emphasizing musical styles and genres. For the new edition, Burkholder (Indiana U.) has also sought to highlight the people creating and receiving music, the choices they made, what they valued in music, and how these choices reflected both tradition and innovation. They have also incorporated more material on American jazz, popular, and other musics, while retaining the emphasis on "art music." Included in the text are such features as composer biographies, source readings, timelines, maps, color illustrations, and cross-references to an ancillary package of music CDs available through the publisher. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2006
Edition: 7th ed
ISBN: 9780393979916
0393979911
Characteristics: xxviii, 965, 128 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 27 cm

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