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The Oxford History of Western Music College Edition

ISBN: 9780195097627 | 0195097629
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 1/25/2012

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Based on the award-winning six-volume work by Richard Taruskin,The Oxford History of Western Music,College Edition, offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Western music available. Distinctive Features * Offers aunique focus on thepeoplebehind music history * Places musical works within their larger cultural, social, and political contexts, providing atruly complete narrativeof music history * Givesfull coverage of the music of all erasalong with a special emphasis on the most studied works of the past 200 years >Improves students' critical thinkingby offering differing perspectives on how the Western musical canon developed >Buildslistening and analysis skillsthrough comprehensive discussion of key works >Includes helpfullearning and study tools(timelines, maps, musical examples and diagrams, chapter summaries, key terms, study questions, and a glossary) Offering a complete package for building your understanding and appreciation of the classical canon, this groundbreaking text is supplemented by the following resources: >Three score anthologiescontaining introductory essays by noted scholars (sold separately) >A three-volume CD set(in MP3 format) (sold separately) >A freecompanion website(www.oup.com/us/taruskin) with chapter outlines, key terms and definitions, and suggested links


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