Synopses & Reviews
- 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.
Building on his monumental revision of the Seventh Edition, Peter Burkholder has refined an inspired narrative for a new generation of students, placing people at the center of the story. The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have proven most influential, enduring, and significant--but it also encompasses a wide range of music, from religious to secular, from serious to humorous, from art music to popular music, and from Europe to the Americas. With a six-part structure emphasizing the music's reception and continued influence, Burkholder's narrative establishes a social and historical context for each repertoire to reveal its legacy and its significance today.
The Eighth Edition of is a vivid, accessible, and richly contextual view of music in Western culture.
'\'Renowned for its comprehensive coverage of genres and styles in Western music from antiquity to the present, A History or Western Music
has secured its place\\\'\\\"through six editions and for almost a half-century\\\'\\\"as the definitive resource for every music student.\\n
The newly expanded recorded anthology features updated recordings from some of the best performers and ensembles working today alongside classic recordings by great artists.
'Offers chapter outlines and objectives, study questions, review questions, key terms and names, and valuable study guides to help students listen more productively and retain the essential material from the text.\n
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.Donald Jay Grout, late professor of music at Cornell University, also wrote a standard history of opera.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.