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This edition published in by W.W. Norton in New York.

Written in English

862 pages

"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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A history of Western music.
1960, Norton
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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

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
780/.9
Library of Congress
ML160 .G872 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvi, 862 p. :
Number of pages
862

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL790133M
ISBN 10
0393969045
LC Control Number
95022577
Library Thing
11658
Goodreads
1863233

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