A History of Western Music
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 significant—but 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 music’s reception and continued influence, Burkholder’s narrative establishes a social and historical context for each repertoire to reveal its legacy and its significance today.
- January 2009
- 7.4 × 10.3 in
/ 986 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
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