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Donald Jay Grout (1902–1987)

Author of A History of Western Music

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Donald Jay Grout, late professor of music at Cornell University Claude V. Palisca, professor of music at Yale University
Image credit: Cornell University Faculty Biographical Files, #47-10-3394. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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Norton Anthology of Western Music, Volume 1: Ancient to Baroque (1980) — Editor, some editions — 620 copies
Norton anthology of western music (1980) — some editions — 81 copies

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This is the essential reference work for understanding the history of Western music. Filled with so many details, yet interesting not only for that reason but also because it is well-written. Worth a few moments of consideration or a whole afternoon immersing yourself in the wonder of music and its development over the centuries.
 
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jwhenderson | 8 other reviews | Dec 23, 2022 |
It has a great depth and breadth of information--if you can find it. The book is poorly organized and sections are ordered in a counter-intuitive way. Again, a good thorough survey text that deserves its place as the standard of Western music history. Pity you'll have trouble finding things in it.
 
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