History of Western Music
J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Ja ...

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"A History of Western Music has secured its place - through six editions and for almost half a century - as the definitive resource for students and connoisseurs alike. Today this exceptional book remains the most authoritative and useful text available, providing readers with insights into both the music and its historical context." "In the Seventh Edition, J. Peter Burkholder has revitalized this classic text for a new generation, offering a vivid, accessible, contextual history of music in Europe and the Americas. From tropes in Latin masses to minimalism and the avant-garde, the history of Western music has long been a struggle between tradition and innovation, and Professor Burkholder explores the issues and people at the center of these conflicts. The result is a vibrant, engaging story of people, their ideas, what they valued in music, and the choices they made." "Comprehensively revised, the Seventh Edition calls attention to what's important, where it fits, why it matters, and who cares. Shorter, self-contained chapters are framed by historical context at the beginning and the music's reception and legacy at the end. Sidebars highlight composer biographies, music in daily life, and musical innovations in every period. Timelines and pithy Source Readings in each chapter place music in broader cultural context. Coverage of modern music has been significantly expanded to explore popular and classical idioms as well as the rich diversity of musical genres and styles available today. Long regarded as the definitive history of works and events, A History of Western Music now tells the story of the people behind the music."--BOOK JACKET

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Cover of: History of Western Music
History of Western Music
2019, Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W.
in English
Cover of: A history of western music
A history of western music
2006, W.W. Norton & Co.
in English - 7th ed.
Cover of: A history of western music
A history of western music
2001, Norton
in English - 6th ed.
Cover of: Hanes cerddoriaeth y Gorllewin
Hanes cerddoriaeth y Gorllewin
1997, Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru
in Welsh
Cover of: A history of western music
A history of western music
1988, Norton
in English - 4th ed.
Cover of: A history of western music
A history of western music
1980, Norton
in English - 3d ed. / with Claude V. Palisca.
Cover of: A history of Western music.
A history of Western music.
1973, W. W. Norton
in English - Rev.
Cover of: A history of western music.
A history of western music.
1964, W. W. Norton
in English - Shorter ed.

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