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Norton Anthology of Western Music, Volume 1: Ancient to Baroque Fifth Editionby J. Peter Burkholder and Claude V. Palisca
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'This comprehensive collection of 205 scores illustrates every significant trend and genre of Western music from antiquity to modern times. Highlights of the repertoire include new works from all periods: more contrasting virelais, ballades, and other chansons from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries; large-scale choral works, including Gabrieli\"s In ecclesiis, Lully\"s Te Deum, Haydn\"s Creation, and Prokofiev\"s Alexander Nevsky; more opera, including Norma, Les Huguenots, and Madama Butterfly; orchestral and chamber works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Dvork, and Tchaikovsky; and new twentieth-century works by Satie, Bart\"k, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Varse, Hindemith, Cowell, Cage, Feldman, Stockhausen, Boulez, Berio, Reich, Adams, Ligeti, Schnittke, and Michael Daugherty.'
The ideal companion to , the two-volume , includes 172 historically significant scores, 71 of them new to this edition, with a strengthened emphasis on twentieth-century music.
'The Norton Recorded Anthology of Western Musicincludes professional recordings (many brand new) of all works in the anthology on two six-CD sets.\n
'\'The Study and Listening Guide provides chapter outlines and objectives, and study and review questions.\\n
Revised and enlivened commentaries closely examine the scores to clarify their historical significance.
'\'\\\'Revised and enlivened commentaries closely examine the scores to clarify their historical significance, and professional recordings of all works in the anthology are included on CDs, many in dynamic new performances.
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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