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A history of western music / J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca
Bib ID 4764532
Format BookBook
Author
Burkholder, J. Peter (James Peter)
 
Edition This edition. 
Description London : Folio Society, 2008 
xiv, 924 p., [25] plates : ill. (chiefly col.), [18] ports., col. maps ; 27 cm. 
Summary

"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.

Notes

"This Folio edition, published under the title History of western music, follows the text of the seventh edition, with some emendations. Published by arrangement with W.W. Norton & Company, Inc." -- Verso t.p.

" For its publication by the Folio Society, some of the seventh edition's more technical content and pedagogical apparatus has been removed, and the typographical presentation of the text simplified, with the aim of enhancing the reading experience for a lay audience. in addition all American spellings and musical terminology have been replaced with their British English equivalents." -- Notes on Folio Society edition.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Music -- History and criticism.
Other authors/contributors Grout, Donald Jay  |  Palisca, Claude V

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