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  • A History of Western Music
    A History of Western Music
  • A History of Western Music
    A History of Western Music
  • A History of Western Music
    A History of Western Music
  • A History in Western Music
    A History in Western Music


Describes and illustrates a wide range of musical styles found in Western culture throughout history, and highlights the art and contributions of significant composers

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
Musical Life and Thought in Ancient Greece and Romep. 1
Chant and Secular Song in the Middle Agesp. 32
The Beginnings of Polyphony and the Music of the Thirteenth Centuryp. 73
French and Italian Music in the Fourteenth Centuryp. 101
England and the Burgundian Lands in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 130
The Age of the Renaissance: Music of the Low Countriesp. 152
New Currents in the Sixteenth Centuryp. 187
Church Music of the Late Renaissance and Reformationp. 239
Music of the Early Baroque Periodp. 268
Opera and Vocal Music in the Late Seventeenth Centuryp. 323
Instrumental Music in the Late Baroque Periodp. 359
Music in the Early Eighteenth Centuryp. 389
Sonata, Symphony, and Opera in the Early Classic Periodp. 439
The Late Eighteenth Century: Haydn and Mozartp. 484
Ludwig van Beethovenp. 533
Romanticism and Nineteenth-Century Orchestral Musicp. 563
Solo, Chamber, and Vocal Music in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 592
Opera and Music Drama in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 625
European Music from the 1870s to World War Ip. 652
The European Mainstream in the Twentieth Centuryp. 692
Atonality, Serialism, and Recent Developments in Twentieth-Century Europep. 732
The American Twentieth Centuryp. 759
Glossaryp. 806
Indexp. 823
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