Synopses & Reviews
'Revised and enlivened commentaries closely examine the scores to clarify their historical significance.'
This volume presents a comprehensive collection of 150 scores which illustrate the significant trends, genre and national school in the Western world from antiquity to modern times. The 4th edition contains 20 pieces new to the collection and an increased number of 20th century works.
The ideal companion to A History of Western Music, Seventh Edition, the two-volume Norton Anthology of Western Music, Fifth Edition, includes 172 historically significant scores, 71 of them new to this edition, with a strengthened emphasis on twentieth-century music.
About the Author
J. Peter Burkholderis Distinguished Professor of Musicology at Indiana University. He is the author of previous editions of A History of Western Music, the Norton Anthology of Western Music, and the Study and Listening Guide. In addition, he has written or edited four books on Charles Ives and has written 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, and his writings have received awards from the American Musicological Society, Society for American Music, and ASCAP.Claude V. Palisca, late professor of music at Yale University, began his collaboration on A History of Western Musicwith the Third Edition. Among his many publications are a history of Baroque music and a collection of scholarly essays on Italian Renaissance music.