Period Histories

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  1. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Renaissance

    Leo Treitler, Gary Tomlinson

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 3

    The Renaissance era saw a significant ferment under the banners of humanism, discovery, and reform, deeply affecting music and the way it was understood.More

  2. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Nineteenth Century

    Leo Treitler, Ruth Solie

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 6

    The definitive collection of great writings on music of the nineteenth century.More

  3. Book ImageStrunk's Source Readings in Music History: The Twentieth Century

    Leo Treitler, Robert P. Morgan

    Revised Edition / Volume(s): 7

    This book began as an attempt to carry out a suggestion made in 1929 by Carl Engel in his "Views and Reviews"-to fulfill his wish for " a living record of musical personalities, events, conditions, tastes ...a history of music faithfully and entirely carved from contemporary accounts.More

  4. Book ImageClassical Music: The Era of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven

    Philip G. Downs

    In this, the fourth volume in the Norton Introduction to Music History series, Philip Downs traces the rise and decline of the "Classical" style from the birth of Haydn (1732) to the death of Beethoven (1827).More

  5. Book ImageAnthology of Classical Music

    Philip G. Downs

    For this carefully selected anthology, the author of Classical Music has chosen representative works from the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. All seventy-six selections--complete pieces, movements, or integral sections--are discussed at length in the companion text.More

  6. Book ImageThe Interpretation of Early Music

    Robert Donington

    Revised Edition

    Since it was first published in 1963, Robert Donington's classic text has become the standard of reference for all would-be performers , students, and amateurs of baroque music.More

  7. Book ImageAnthology of Twentieth-Century Music

    Robert P. Morgan

    Designed to accompany and supplement the author's survey, Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America, this selection of 29 works or groups of works by 24 composers covers a time span from 1903 to 1983.More

  8. Book ImageTwentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America

    Robert P. Morgan

    Twentieth Century Music is the third volume to appear in this series.More

  9. Book ImageDido and Aeneas: An Opera

    Henry Purcell, Curtis Price

    An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.More

  10. Book ImagePrelude and Transfiguration from Tristan and Isolde

    Richard Wagner, Robert Bailey

    An original concept: in one volume, a study-size score of a major musical work, and a comprehensive body of tools for the study of that work.More

  11. Book ImageAnthology of Romantic Music

    Leon Plantinga

    This anthology is designed to accompany Romantic Music, the second offering in the Norton Introduction to Music History series. It will serve as a score resource for all the works discussed in depth in that volume, and will also be valuable independently as a well-balanced collection for students of nineteenth-century music.More

  12. Book ImageRomantic Music: A History of Musical Style in Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Leon Plantinga

    In this volume of the Norton Introduction to Music History series, Leon Plantinga explores the origins of Romanticism, leading the reader through the maze of genres and genuses that proliferated during the turbulent nineteenth century.More

  13. Book ImageThe Sonata in the Classic Era

    William S. Newman

    Third Edition

    "The Sonata in the Classic Era is one of the great achievements of modern musicology. . . .I cannot recall any book in recent years that can equal it for its erudition, its strictly scientific method, and its amazing completeness. It will stand for many years to come as the unsurpassed text on its subject at all universities of the old and the new world." —Denes Bartha, University of PittsburghMore

  14. Book ImageThe Women Troubadours

    Meg Bogin

    An introduction to the women poets of 12th-century Provence and a collection of their poems.More

  15. Book ImageIntroduction to Contemporary Music

    Joseph Machlis

    Second Edition

    Biographical and historical data and clear technical explanations are featured in a guide to the appreciation of twentieth-century music that includes a full discussion of trends since 1961, a dictionary of composers, and a concentrated review of musical concepts.More

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