A history of western music, 8th ed.

TitleA history of western music, 8th ed.
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBurkholder, PJ, Grout, DJ, Palisca, CV
Number of Pages986 pp.
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
CityNew York

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. [http://books.wwnorton.com/books/978-0-393-93125-9/]


Part One: The Ancient and Medieval Worlds

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