Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music (Sixth Edition) (Vol. Vol. 2: Classic to Romantic)

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The newly expanded recorded anthology features updated recordings from some of the best performers and ensembles working today alongside classic recordings by great artists. Early-music ensembles Sequentia, Altramar, Hilliard Ensemble, Anonymous 4, Tallis Scholars, La Chapelle Royale, and Les Arts Florissants. Singers Paul Hillier, Ellen Hargis, Emma Kirkby, Maria Callas, Christa Ludwig, Luciano Pavarotti, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Pears, and Bethany Beardslee. Harpsichordists Gustav Leonhardt and Trevor Pinnock. Pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Rudolf Serkin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard. Orchestras Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Vienna Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Concertgebouw Orchestra, and London Symphony Orchestra. Opera companies La Scala of Milan, Bayreuth Festival Opera, Kirov Opera, and Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. Chamber ensembles the Tokyo String Quartet, Guarneri String Quartet, and Beaux Arts Trio. Jazz artists Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Product Details

  • Audio CD: 5 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 6 edition (March 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393113108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393113105
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces

Customer Reviews

Must-have for music students

One person found this helpful.
 on January 6, 2013
By Katherine
These anthologies are breathtakingly expensive, but they are important to any music education because they are thoroughly comprehensive. Rather than provide a history of music, these recordings explain principles and ideas in a concrete way and present examples.

Plays great!

 on July 6, 2015
By Bennett Roth-Newell
Very helpful! Plays great!

me likes

 on February 17, 2013
By tiffany48
awesome. this collection is a masterpiece and i love each of these periods. Mozart being my favorite, then Beethoven. Classic!

Need it for Music History

 on September 7, 2014
By Edward Ortiz
Awesome, Helpful for class

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