The Oxford history of Western music
- Taruskin, Richard.
- College ed.
- New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.
- Physical description
- xxxiii, 1,212 p. : ill., music ; 27 cm.
ML160 .T182 2013
- Unknown ML160 .T182 2013
- Gibbs, Christopher Howard.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 1161-1168) and index.
- The first literate repertory in Western music : Gregorian chant
- Secular and cathedral music in the High Middle Ages
- The Ars nova : musical developments in the fourteenth century
- Island and mainland : toward a Pan-European style
- A perfected art : church polyphony in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries
- After perfection : pressures for change
- Humanism and the birth of opera
- Music travels : trends in Italy, Germany, France, and England
- The height of Italian dominance : opera seria and the Italian concerto style
- Class of 1685 (I) : the instrumental music of Bach and Handel
- Class of 1685 (II) : the vocal music of Handel and Bach
- Mid-eighteenth-century stylistic changes : from Bach's sons to the comic style
- Concert life lifts off : Haydn
- The composer's voice : Mozart
- The emergence of romanticism
- Opera in the age of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, and Weber
- Private art : Schubert and inwardness
- Romantic spectacles : from virtuosos to grand opera
- Literary musicians
- Music imported and exported
- Musical politics at mid-century : historicism and the New German School
- Class of 1813 : Wagner and Verdi
- Slavic harmony and disharmony
- The musical museum and the return of the symphony
- Dramatic alternatives : exoticism, operetta, and verismo
- Early Austro-German modernism : Mahler, Strauss, and Schoenberg
- Modernism in France
- National monuments
- Neoclassicism and 12-tone music
- Interwar currents : the roaring twenties
- Music and totalitarianism in the Soviet Union and Western Europe
- Music and politics in America and Allied Europe
- Starting from scratch : music in the aftermath of World War II
- Changes in the sixties and seventies.
- Publisher's Summary
- Based on the award-winning five-volume work by Richard Taruskin, The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Western music available. Distinctive Features BL Offers a unique focus on the people behind music history BL Places musical works within their larger cultural, social, and political contexts, providing a truly complete narrative of music history BL Covers music of all eras along with a special emphasis on the most studied works of the past 200 years BL Improves critical thinking by offering differing perspectives on how the Western musical canon developed BL Builds listening and analysis skills through comprehensive discussion of key works BL Includes helpful learning and study tools (timelines, maps, musical examples and diagrams, chapter summaries, key terms, study questions, and a glossary) Offering a complete package for building students' understanding and appreciation of the classical canon. * Sold separately.
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- Richard Taruskin, Christopher H. Gibbs.
- Title Variation
- History of Western music
- Western music