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A history of Western music

Author: Donald Jay Grout
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : RevView all editions and formats
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Describes and illustrates a wide range of musical styles found in Western culture throughout history and highlights the art and contributions of significant composers.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Jay Grout
ISBN: 0393094162 9780393094169 0460045466 9780460045469
OCLC Number: 600175
Description: xiv, 818 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: The state of music at the end of the ancient world --
Gregorian chant and secular song in the Middle Ages --
The beginnings of polyphony and the music of the thirteenth century --
French and Italian music of the fourteenth century --
Medieval to Renaissance: English music and the Burgundian School in the fifteenth century --
The age of the Renaissance: Ockeghem to Josquin --
New currents in the sixteenth century --
Church music and instrumental music in the late Renaissance --
Early baroque music --
The mature baroque: vocal music --
The mature baroque: instrumental music --
The early eighteenth century --
Sources of classical style: the sonata, symphony, and opera in the eighteenth century --
The late eighteenth century --
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) --
The nineteenth century: romanticism; vocal music --
The nineteenth century: instrumental music --
The nineteenth century: opera and music-drama --
The end of an era --
The twentieth century.
Responsibility: Donald Jay Grout.
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Describes and illustrates a wide range of musical styles found in Western culture throughout history and highlights the art and contributions of significant composers.

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