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The Oxford history of Western music

Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intends to illuminate, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles, and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective that challenges the wisdom of the field, the author sets the details of music--the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas-- within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Encyclopédie (Descripteur de forme)
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taruskin, Richard.
Oxford history of western music.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)634893198
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Taruskin
ISBN: 0195169794 9780195169799 0195222709 9780195222708 0195222717 9780195222715 0195222725 9780195222722 0195222733 9780195222739 0195222741 9780195222746 019522275X 9780195222753
OCLC Number: 54679502
Description: 6 volumes : illustrations, 1 map ; 26 cm
Contents: V. 1. The earliest notations to the sixteenth century --
v. 2. The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
v. 3. The nineteenth century --
v. 4. The early twentieth century --
v. 5. The late twentieth century --
v. 6. Resources : chronology, bibliography, master index.
Responsibility: Richard Taruskin.
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