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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He taught at Cornell from until his retirement in A decade after his death, he is still vividly remembered by his many former colleagues and students, including the curator of this exhibit. 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.

Although it now has worthy competitors, such as A History of Music in Western Culture by Mark Evan Bonds, it is still the pslisca widely used textbook of its kind and the standard to which all others are compared.

And you’ll waste time searching your school’s music library if you have one or YouTube for better and more complete musical examples. 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 hrout 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. This book serves as a wonderful introduction to the history of European and American art music.

Getting the Story Crooked. What I don’t like: A specialist in the history of music theory and aesthetics, Palisca also wrote a successful textbook on Baroque Music.


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. For advice on the section of this exhibit dealing with A History of Western Music, we are grateful to Kristy Swift of the University of Cincinnati, author of the forthcoming dissertation Donald J. Almost every student majoring in music had to take a course in music history, but few textbooks were suitable for such courses.

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.

Account Options Sign in. The book is structured in an interesting way. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history?

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.

His papers are held here at the Gilmore Music Library. The CD set doesn’t always have the most representative pieces of the concepts being described – and many of the pieces ggout in depth in the book don’t show up on the CD. Purdy Gilmore Music Library. Monographs, journals, and doctoral palosca proliferated, and so did undergraduate survey courses.

A History of Western Music

Palisca No preview available paliscaa My library Help Advanced Book Search. No eBook available Amazon. Peter Burkholder took over the franchise, with the seventh and eighth editions. Instead of being a simple chronology of music history Norton- Music – pages.

A History pa,isca Western Music. This file last modified. 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.


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What I do like: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The ancient Near East showing the location of the main cities and civiliza.

Norton- Music – pages 4 Reviews https: Lastly – I don’t recommend this for a gen ed music history. Palisca — ranks among the most eminent musicologists of the postwar era. Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and paliscx collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music.

The Christian Church in the First Millennium. Donald Jay Grout, late professor of music at Cornell University, also wrote a standard history of opera. Middles of chapters get bogged down in theory and analysis – this is really only going to be comprehensible to undergrads if they already have a theory class or two under their belt.

Gift of the Estate of Theodore M. Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? A History of Western Music J. The diffusion of Christianity. Contents The ancient Near East showing the location of the main cities and civiliza.

With a six-part structure emphasizing the music’s reception and continued influence, Burkholder’s narrative establishes a social and palsica context for each repertoire to reveal its legacy and its significance today. From inside the book. The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have