J. Peter Burkholder (Author, Indiana University), Donald Jay Grout (Author, late of Cornell University), Claude V. Palisca (Author, late of Yale University). Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more. A History of Western Music. Front Cover. Donald Jay Grout, James Peter Burkholder, Claude V. Palisca. W. W. Norton, – Music – pages.

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A decade after his death, he is still vividly remembered by his many former colleagues and students, including the curator of this exhibit. Women, minorities, and popular musics don’t make sense in the narrative not that they shouldn’t be there, of course – they are poorly glued onto the edges rather than integrated into the narrative.

The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, pailsca 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.

What I don’t like: Some canonical composers and pieces are mentioned and said to be great, but there’s no explanation as to why – we just have to trust the authors.

Palisca No preview available pqlisca A specialist in the history of music theory and aesthetics, Palisca also wrote a successful textbook on Baroque Music. Account Options Sign in.

And you’ll waste time searching your school’s music library if you have one or YouTube for better and more complete musical examples. Among his many publications are a history grojt Baroque music and a collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music. Norton- Music – pages 4 Reviews https: Contents The ancient Near East showing the location of the main cities and civiliza.


A History of Western Music

A History of Western Music. Lastly – I don’t recommend this for a gen ed music history. Almost every student majoring in music had to take a course in music history, but few textbooks were suitable for such courses.

Middles of chapters get bogged down in theory and analysis – this is really only going to be comprehensible to undergrads if they already grouf a theory class or two under their belt. He taught at Cornell from until his retirement in Monographs, journals, and doctoral programs proliferated, and so did undergraduate survey courses.

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The book is structured in an interesting way. Grout produced a revised edition inbut declining health prevented him from completing the third editionwhich passed into the capable hands of Claude Palisca, who also prepared the fourthfifthand sixth editions. Gift of the Estate of Theodore M. No eBook available Amazon. Peter Burkholder took over the franchise, with the seventh and eighth editions. His papers are held here at the Gilmore Music Library.

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. Grout wrote extensively on opera including A Short History of Opera as well as the historiography of music, but A History of Western Music has proved to be his most enduring legacy.

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Purdy Gilmore Music Library. For advice on the section of this exhibit dealing with A History of Western Music, we are grateful to Kristy Paliscz of the University of Cincinnati, author of the forthcoming dissertation Donald J. Palisca — ranks among the most eminent musicologists of the postwar era.


Getting the Story Crooked. The Christian Church in the First Millennium. Although it now has worthy competitors, such as A History of Music in Western Culture by Mark Evan Bonds, it is still the most widely used textbook of its kind and the standard to which all others are compared.

What I do like: This book serves as a wonderful introduction to the history of European and American art music. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have From inside the book. Building on his monumental revision of the Seventh Edition, PeterBurkholder has refined an inspired narrative for a new generation ofstudents, placing people at the center of the story.

A History of Western Music J. The CD set doesn’t always have the most representative pieces of the concepts being described – and many of the pieces discussed in depth in the book don’t show up on the CD. Donald Jay Grout, late professor of music at Cornell University, also wrote a standard history of opera. The diffusion of Christianity. Norton- Music – pages. Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history?

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? Instead of being a simple chronology of music history This file last modified. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.