The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory

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Thomas Christensen
Cambridge University Press, Apr 25, 2002 - Music - 1022 pages
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The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory is the first comprehensive history of Western music theory to be published in the English language. A collaborative project by leading music theorists and historians, the volume traces the rich panorama of music-theoretical thought from the Ancient Greeks to the present day. Richly enhanced with illustrations, graphics, examples and cross-citations, as well as being thoroughly indexed and supplemented by comprehensive bibliographies, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.

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This is a great reference for musicians. It's a lot to read but it helps to clarify ideas that are presented in various music treaties throughout history. This isn't the kind of thing one would read ... Read full review

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Thomas Christensen is Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago.

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