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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The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have User Review – Flag as inappropriate Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and a collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music.

Account Options Sign in. Peter Burkholder took over the franchise, with the seventh and eighth editions. What I don’t like: The Christian Church in the First Millennium.

Palisca — ranks among the most eminent musicologists of the postwar era. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

No eBook available Amazon. His papers are held here at the Gilmore Music Library.

Donald Jay Grout, late professor of music at Cornell University, also wrote a standard grput of opera. Almost every student majoring in music had to take a course in music history, but few textbooks were suitable for such courses. 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 grlut.


The book is structured in an interesting way. A specialist in the history of music theory and aesthetics, Palisca also wrote a successful textbook on Baroque Music.

The ancient Near East showing the location of the main cities and civiliza. 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. 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 palisxa into the narrative.

Instead of being a simple chronology of music history Getting the Story Crooked.

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A History of Western Music. And you’ll waste time searching your school’s music library if you have one or YouTube for better and more complete musical examples.

Norton- Music – pages 4 Reviews https: He taught at Cornell from until his retirement in From inside the book. This file last modified. Palisca No preview available – Lastly – I don’t recommend this for a gen ed music history. The CD set grkut 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. Middles of chapters get bogged down in theory and analysis – this is really only going to be comprehensible to palisfa if they already have a theory class or two under their belt.

Monographs, journals, and doctoral programs proliferated, and so did undergraduate survey courses.

A History of Western Music

The diffusion of Christianity. 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 gfout. The narrative of A History pqlisca 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 palicsa to secular, from serious to humorous, from art music to popular music, and from Europe to the Americas.


Gift of the Estate of Theodore M. 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. Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history?

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. A decade after his death, he is brout vividly remembered by his many former colleagues and students, including the curator of this exhibit.

Contents The ancient Near East showing the location of the main cities and civiliza. 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. What I do like: