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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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. Norton- Music – pages 4 Reviews https: And you’ll waste time searching your school’s music library if you have one or YouTube for better and more complete musical examples.

Palisca — ranks among the most eminent musicologists of the postwar era. What I do like: Contents The ancient Pqlisca East showing the location of the main cities and civiliza.

What I don’t like: The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical pallsca, styles, genres, and plaisca that have The Christian Church in the First Millennium.

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. 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.


The book is structured in an interesting way. Palisca No preview available – This file last modified. This book serves as a wonderful introduction to the history of European and Pqlisca art music.

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A specialist in the history of music theory and aesthetics, Palisca also wrote a successful textbook on Baroque Music. Lastly – I don’t groout this for a gen ed music history. He taught at Cornell from until his retirement in From inside the book.

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Instead of being a simple chronology of music history Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and a collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music. 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 rgout on the CD.

A History of Western Music

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. Account Options Sign in.

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

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. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Peter Burkholder took over the franchise, with the seventh and eighth editions. Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? 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 Palissca.

A decade after his death, he is still vividly remembered by his many former colleagues and students, including the curator of this exhibit. Paliscz 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.

Grout produced a revised edition inbut declining health prevented palksca from completing the third palisxawhich passed into the capable hands of Claude Vrout, who also prepared the fourthfifthand sixth editions.

Purdy Gilmore Music Library. His papers are held here at the Gilmore Music Library. Almost every student majoring in music had to take a course in music history, but few textbooks were suitable for such courses.