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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Grout produced a revised edition inbut declining health prevented him from completing the third palisczwhich passed into the capable hands of Claude Palisca, who also prepared the fourthgtoutand sixth editions.

Account Options Sign in. 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. This file last modified.

Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and a collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music.

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 grlut into the narrative.

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Palisca No preview available – 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. What I pallsca like: Instead of being a simple chronology of 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 Americas.


Peter Burkholder took over the franchise, with the seventh and eighth editions. 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 diffusion of Christianity.

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A History of Western Music

A decade after his death, he is still vividly remembered by his many former colleagues and students, including the curator of this exhibit. His papers are held here at the Gilmore Music Library.

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

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. He taught at Cornell from until his retirement in Getting the Story Crooked.

This book serves as a wonderful introduction to the history of European and American art music. Although it now has worthy competitors, such as A History of Music in Western Culture by Mark Evan Bonds, palsica is still the most widely used textbook of its kind and the standard to which all others are compared. Norton- Music – pages 4 Reviews https: My library Help Advanced Book Search. 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.


Paliscca on his monumental revision of the Seventh Edition, PeterBurkholder has refined an inspired narrative for a new generation ofstudents, placing people at the palosca of the story.

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User Review – Flag as inappropriate Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? Donald Jay Grout, late professor of music at Cornell University, also grrout a standard history of opera.

Who are we to review the Bible of western classical music history? What I don’t like: The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have Palisca — ranks among the most eminent musicologists of the postwar era. The book is structured in an interesting way. From inside the book.