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Norton Anthology of Western Music (Sixth Edition) (Vol. 1: Ancient to Baroque) 6th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0393931266
ISBN-10: 0393931269
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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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Product Details

  • Series: Norton Anthology
  • Spiral-bound: 816 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 6 edition (February 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393931269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393931266
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Memorize this book. Dense but clear presentation of music history from the beginning of time up through the 20th century. It's considered the study guide for entrance exams to graduate schools of music.
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These anthologies are breathtakingly expensive, but they are important to any music education because they are thoroughly comprehensive. Rather than provide a history of music, these recordings explain principles and ideas in a concrete way and present examples.
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Chances are if you're using this book, you're in a music history course. This book does an excellent job with all the music presented, and makes sure that everything is laid out in an interesting way. I found myself spending time just flipping through it and listening to the various pieces. Definitely the gold standard.
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The analysis at the he end of the pieces is helpful and not complicated.for the average music student. It's commonly assigned.
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This book gave me very precise information regarding the early beginning of chant music and the texts that accompanied the pieces.
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These are fantastic music textbooks to work with and they are nearly perfect in combination with their other Norton music books.
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By begoldn on November 18, 2012
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This was a good purchase as it saved me money. The book was used in my history class, and I used it for a couple of semesters
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Too expensive. I barely used it in college. Don't buy it it isn't practical unless you are doing masters works in history.
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