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The New Oxford history of music.

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press [1957]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The scope of the work is sufficiently indicated by the titles of the several volumes. Our object throughout has been to present music not as an isolated phenomenon or the work of a few outstanding composers, but as an art developing in constant association with every form of human culture and activity."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
OCLC Number: 40576166
Description: 11 volumes illustrations 26 cm
Contents: v. 1. Ancient and Oriental music.--v.2. Early medieval music up to 1300.--v.3. Ars Nova and the Renaissance (1300-1540).--v.4. The age of humanism (1540-1630).--v.5. Opera and church music (1630-1750).--v.6. The growth of instrumental music (1630-1750).--v.7. The symphonic outlook (1745-1790).--v.8. The age of Beethoven (1790-1830).--v.9. Romanticism (1830-1890).--v.10. The modern age (1890-1960).--v.11. Chronological tables, bibliographies, and index.

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"The scope of the work is sufficiently indicated by the titles of the several volumes. Our object throughout has been to present music not as an isolated phenomenon or the work of a few outstanding composers, but as an art developing in constant association with every form of human culture and activity."

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