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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Donald Jay Grout, late professor of music at Cornell University, also wrote a standard history of opera. What I do like: A History of Western Music J.

Purdy Gilmore Music Library. Peter Burkholder took over the franchise, with the seventh and eighth editions. His papers are held here at the Gilmore Music Library. The diffusion of Christianity. Norton- Music – pages 4 Reviews https: This file last modified. 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. Some canonical composers and pieces are mentioned and said to be great, but there’s no explanation as to why palizca we just have to trust the authors.

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 pa,isca the narrative.

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.

Monographs, journals, and doctoral programs proliferated, and so did undergraduate survey courses. Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? 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.


Palisca — ranks among the most eminent musicologists of the postwar era. The ancient Near East showing the location of the main cities and civiliza. The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have What I don’t like: 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.

A History of Western Music

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. 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.

Palisc of being a simple chronology of music history And you’ll waste time searching your school’s music library if you have one or YouTube for better and more complete musical examples. A History of Western Music. Gift of the Estate of Theodore M. From inside the book. 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.

Getting the Story Crooked. He taught at Cornell from until his retirement in Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, paoisca phone. This book serves as a wonderful introduction to the history of European and American art music. My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Christian Church in the First Millennium. Palisca No preview available – A decade after his death, he is still vividly remembered by his many former colleagues and students, including the curator of this exhibit.


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A specialist in the history of music theory and aesthetics, Palisca also paliscx a successful textbook on Baroque Music. Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and a collection palisva scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music. Almost every student majoring in music had to take a course in music history, but few textbooks were suitable for such courses.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? Lastly – I don’t recommend this for a gen ed music history.

No eBook available Amazon. The book is structured in an interesting way. Norton- Music – pages. 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.