A History of Western Music (Eighth Edition)

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UPC:
9780393931259
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
2009-01-30
Author:
J. Peter Burkholder;Donald Jay Grout;Claude V. Palisca
Language:
english
Edition:
8

The Eighth Edition of A History of Western Music is a vivid, accessible, and richly contextual view of music in Western culture.

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 significantbut 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 musics reception and continued influence, Burkholders narrative establishes a social and historical context for each repertoire to reveal its legacy and its significance today.