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.
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 , Lully's , Haydn's , and Prokofiev's ; more opera, including , , and ; orchestral and chamber works by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorák, and Tchaikovsky; and new twentieth-century works by Satie, Bartók, Milhaud, Prokofiev, Varese, Hindemith, Cowell, Cage, Feldman, Stockhausen, Boulez, Berio, Reich, Adams, Ligeti, Schnittke, and Michael Daugherty.
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, Varimp;quest;se, Hindemith, Cowell, Cage, Feldman, Stockhausen, Boulez, Berio, Reich, Adams, Ligeti, Schnittke, and Michael Daugherty.
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.
This guide includes chapter objectives and outlines, study questions, analytical questions about the music, names and terms, and review questions.
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.