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Author Grout, Donald Jay.

Title A history of western music / Donald Jay Grout & Claude V. Palisca
Edition Fourth edition
Published New York ; London : Norton, [1988]


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 MELB  780.9 G882H.4  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 910 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, music, portraits ; 24cm
Contents The state of music at the end of the ancient world -- 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 : music of England and Burgundian lands in the fifteenth century -- The age of the Renaissance : Ockeghem to Josquin -- New currents in the sixteenth century -- Church music in the late Renaissance -- Music of the early Baroque period -- Operate and vocal music in the late seventeenth century -- Instrumental music in the late Baroque period -- The early eighteenth century -- Sources of the classic 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
Summary History and criticism of western music with chronologies and bibliographies following each chapter
Analysis Western music, to 1987
Notes Includes index
Previous ed.: 1980
Bibliography Includes bibliographies
Subject Music -- History and criticism.
Music -- Europe -- History and criticism.
Author Palisca, Claude V.
LC no. 88005204
ISBN 039395627X