A History of Western Music [With Access Code] (Hardcover)

By J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393931259, 986pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009

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Description

Building on his monumental revision of the Seventh Edition, Peter Burkholder has refined an inspired narrative for a new generation of students, placing people at the center of the story. The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have proven most influential, enduring, and significant--but it also encompasses a wide range of music, from religious to secular, from serious to humorous, from art music to popular music, and from Europe to the Americas. With a six-part structure emphasizing the music's reception and continued influence, Burkholder's narrative establishes a social and historical context for each repertoire to reveal its legacy and its significance today.