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A history of western music

Author: Donald Jay Grout; Claude V Palisca
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Jay Grout; Claude V Palisca
ISBN: 0393975274 9780393975277 0393976882 9780393976885
OCLC Number: 44619446
Description: xvi, 843 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Maps --
Color plates --
Preface to the sixth edition --
Abbreviations --
Musical life and thought in ancient Greece and Rome --
Chant and secular song in the Middle Ages --
Beginnings of polyphony and the music of the thirteenth century --
French and Italian music in the fourteenth century --
England and the Burgundian lands in the fifteenth century --
Age of the Renaissance: Music of the low countries --
New currents in the sixteenth century --
Church music of the late Renaissance and Reformation --
Music of the early Baroque period --
Opera and vocal music in the late seventeenth century --
Instrumental music in the late Baroque period --
Music in the early eighteenth century --
Sonata, symphony, and opera in the early Classic period --
Late eighteenth century: Haydn and Mozart --
Ludwig van Beethoven --
Romanticism and nineteenth-century orchestral music --
Solo, chamber, and vocal music in the nineteenth century --
Opera and music drama in the nineteenth century --
European music from the 1870s to World War I --
European mainstream in the twentieth century --
Atonality, serialism, and recent developments in twentieth-century Europe --
American twentieth century --
Credits --
Maps.
Responsibility: Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca.

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This survey of Western music presents its chronological development, with some eras considered geographically or by genre. It starts in Ancient Greece and Rome and continues to the 21st century.  Read more...

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