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Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Music
Synopses & Reviews
The newly expanded recorded anthology features updated recordings from some of the best performers and ensembles working today alongside classic recordings by great artists.
The Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Musicincludes professional recordings (many brand new) of all works in the anthology on two six-CD sets.
'This comprehensive collection of 205 scores illustrates every significant trend and genre of Western music from antiquity to modern times.\n
A Concise Edition of the recordings, with selected works from the anthology on one six-CD set, is also available.
Early-music ensembles Sequentia, Altramar, HilliardEnsemble, Anonymous 4, TallisScholars, La ChapelleRoyale, and Les ArtsFlorissants.
SingersPaul Hillier, Ellen Hargis, Emma Kirkby, MariaCallas, Christa Ludwig, Luciano Pavarotti, DietrichFischer-Dieskau, PeterPears, andBethanyBeardslee.
Harpsichordists Gustav Leonhardt and TrevorPinnock.
Pianists Mitsuko Uchida, RudolfSerkin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard.
Orchestras Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Revolutionnaire etRomantique, ViennaPhilharmonic, New YorkPhilharmonic, SanFrancisco Symphony, Concertgebouw Orchestra, andLondon Symphony Orchestra.
Opera companies La Scalaof Milan, BayreuthFestivalOpera, Kirov Opera, andRoyal OperaHouse at Covent Garden.
Chamber ensembles the Tokyo StringQuartet, Guarneri StringQuartet, and Beaux Arts Trio.
JazzartistsLouis Armstrong, DukeEllington, Charlie Parker, and DizzyGillespie.
About the Author
J. Peter Burkholder is Distinguished Professor of Musicology at Indiana University. He has written and edited four books on Charles Ives, as well as numerous articles on topics spanning from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century for The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Journal of the American Musicological Society, Journal of Musicology, Musical Quarterly, 19th-Century Music, Music Theory Spectrum, and other journals. He has served as President, Vice President, and Director-at-Large of the American Musicological Society and on the board of the College Music Society. His writings have received awards from the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and ASCAP.Claude V. Palisca, late professor of music at Yale University, began his collaboration on A History of Western Music with the Third Edition. Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and a collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music.
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