Music in the Western World

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Cengage Learning, May 7, 2007 - Music - 624 pages
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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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useful reference book on the history of music Read full review

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User 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

Contents

The Heritage of Antiquity
1
The Middle Ages
21
The Renaissance
67
The Baroque
143
The PreClassical Period
217
The Classical Period
243
The Later Nineteenth Century Romanticism and Other Preoccupations
285
The Twentieth Century
355
The Recent Past and the Present
489
GLOSSARY
549
INDEX
557
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About the author (2007)

Richard Taruskin is Class of 1955 Chair of Music at the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of "Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions "(UC Press), among many other books.

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