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A History of Western Music, Sixth Edition (edition 2000)

by Donald J. Grout, Claude V. Palisca

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Title:A History of Western Music, Sixth Edition
Authors:Donald J. Grout
Other authors:Claude V. Palisca
Info:W. W. Norton & Company (2000), Edition: 6th, Hardcover, 843 pages
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Text from Music History at Indiana University under Dr. Burkholder.
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Book Description: RARE: Hard-to-find!!: Pub 1960 W. W. Norton. Excellent reading. hb, good cond. w/dj, good source for study.
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
This book serves as a wonderful introduction to the history of European and American art music. The book is structured in an interesting way. Instead of being a simple chronology of music history, ranging from the Renaissance to recent trends in American music, it subdivides each time period into categories, such as "chamber music", "vocal music", or "orchestral music." Scattered throughout each chapter are quotations from the composer or musician in question, making for an illuminating read.

This book isn't really packed with details, mostly because it covers more than 500 years of music history, so it has only enough space to briefly touch on each period, although the major composers and concepts are covered with more depth. Nevertheless, I think it's a good starting point for anyone interested in the history of Western classical music. ( )
  mezamashiman | Jul 15, 2007 |
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The purpose of a revision of a well-beloved historical survey is to improve the book and bring it into currency, not to recast it entirely.
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The State of Music at the End of the Ancient World
Anyone living in a province of the Roman Empire in the fifth century of the Christian era might have seen roads where people used to travel and now traveled no more, temples and arenas built for throngs and now falling into disuse and ruin, and life everywhere becoming with each generation poorer, more insecure, and more brutish.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393979911, Hardcover)

Renowned for its comprehensive coverage of genres and styles in Western music from antiquity to the present, A History or Western Music has secured its place—through six editions and for almost a half-century—as the definitive resource for every music student.

Maintaining the authority and breadth of coverage that have always defined this classic text, J. Peter Burkholder has meticulously revised and restructured the text to make it more accessible for today’s students. This revision places a stronger emphasis on social and historical context and adds substantially expanded pedagogy and striking four-color design.

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Recognized as one of the finest surveys of Western music in the English language, this distinguished book has enlightened a multitude of music lovers since it first appeared in 1960. Includes the latest advances in music scholarship.

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