Music in the Western World
This classic anthology assembles over 200 source readings, bringing to life the history of music through letters, reviews, biographical sketches, memoirs, and other documents. Writings by composers, critics, and educators touch on virtually every aspect of Western music from ancient Greece to the present day.
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Review: Music in the Western World: A History in DocumentsUser Review - Denis - Goodreads
useful reference book on the history of music Read full review
Review: Music in the Western World: A History in DocumentsUser Review - Everett - Goodreads
Whoever said (Music) history was dry? Well, ok, they may be partly right, but IFF they are reading summaries out of a textbook rather than primary source documents. Anthologies of such docs, like the WT book make history come alive. And taking a class or two with Taruskin helps, too! Read full review