History of Western Music

ISBN-10: 0393979911

ISBN-13: 9780393979916

Edition: 7th 2005

List price: $57.00
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Renowned for its comprehensive coverage of genres and styles in Western music from antiquity to the present. A History of Western Music has secured its place--through six editions and for almost half a century--as the definitive resource for every musician. In this latest edition, J. Peter Burkholder has renewed and updated the book to suit the ways in which instructors teach and students learn today, all while maintaining the authority and comprehensive coverage that has defined this classic text. In a shift of emphasis, this edition places people making choices at the center of the story. Linking historical and social context directly to musical practice and styles, this edition calls attention to what's important, where it fits, why it matters, and who cares.
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1136
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.356
Language: English

Music in antiquity
The Christian church in the first millennium
Roman liturgy and chant
Song and dance music in the Middle Ages
Polyphony through the thirteenth century
French and Italian music in the fourteen century
The age of the Renaissance
England and Burgundy in the fifteenth century
Franco-Flemish composers, 1450-1520
Sacred music in the era of the Reformation
Madrigal and secular song in the sixteenth century
The rise of instrumental music
New styles in the seventeenth century
The invention of opera
Music for chamber and church in the early seventeenth century
France, England, Spain, and the New World in the seventeenth century
Italy and Germany in the late seventeenth century
The early eighteenth century in Italy and France
German composers of the late Baroque
Opera and vocal music in the early Classic period
Instrumental music : sonata, symphony, and concerto at midcentury
Classic music in the late eighteenth century
Revolution and change
The Romantic generation : song and piano music
Romanticism in classic forms : orchestral, chamber, and choral music
Romantic opera and musical theater to midcentury
Opera and musical theater in the later nineteenth century
Late Romanticism in Germany and Austria
Diverging traditions in the later nineteenth century
The early twentieth century
Modernism and the classical tradition
Between the world wars : jazz and popular music
Between the world wars : the classical tradition
Postwar crosscurrents
The end of the millennium
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