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The most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history, at the best value on the market. Based on A History of Western Music, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history. By setting musical events into a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides a history students will read and remember.
Hardcover: 736 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 4 edition (December 23, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 1.2 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
The most beautiful textbook
on January 8, 2017
I used this textbook for two semesters straight and it was well worth the money. First off, it said I had purchased the book “USED”, but upon receiving it in the mail, it was in near perfect condition, I cant even remember seeing an imperfection on it at all. Secondly, the contents of the textbook were so gorgeously put together and presented to us readers, that I can not see myself ever selling this book back or getting rid of it. Not only does it explain, in depth, the origins and developments of different music, but it includes art from the eras as well. The art work is so striking and really helps you put yourself into the book and understand the history more, it a perfect addition to any personal library!
on March 2, 2017
Great book. It comes with online acces to the …
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on September 28, 2015
By R. O.
Great book. It comes with online acces to the book itself plus some other cool features to Measure your
I needed the book for a subject. It’s formatting …
on April 3, 2017
By Eleanor Grech
I needed the book for a subject. It’s formatting could be improved, and I found it difficult to follow along. It covers a lot of areas though.
Great book. older edition
on October 8, 2014
By Dennis Garza
Great book. older edition, but like it says…concise. Although there is a some minor history left out, it covers the major “trends” in music history. Its just too bad that our musical ancestors didn’t have a way (other than oral traditions) to preserve real ancient music history.
3 people found this helpful.
on December 5, 2011
By Truth Seeker
This was required for Music History 1 and 2, but it is interesting book for others to read, also, especially if one of your children is a music major. For a textbook this is quite enjoyable reading and helps us to be more knowledgeable in family discussions or hearing recitals, etc. You definitely enjoy music more when you have more understanding of its development.
Love Concise History of Western Music
on June 22, 2015
By Dr J
This is one of the most beautiful books I own. The wonderful color plates, the personal stories of the composers, the timeline of what else was happening in the world combine to make this a treasure.
on September 28, 2016
By Alfred Rony Situmorang
Great book with many valuable online resources about Music History!
This is a text book I needed for a course …
on August 24, 2015
By Anthony Mark LaMort
This is a text book I needed for a course, so of course it was ideal for that. That being said, the book is well organized and interestingly written.
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