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A History of Western Music (Ninth Edition)


The acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music offers an unmatched narrative account of the evolution of Western classical music. Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analyses, and a panoramic sense of the interaction between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music, the Oxford History of Western Music is essential for anyone who wishes to understand the rich and diverse tradition of Western music. The driving force behind the Oxford History of Western Music is Richard Taruskin, one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists working today.

The Oxford History of Western Music offers convenient access for anyone interested in Taruskin's essential history of Western music, from first-time readers to long-time fans of the work, from students assigned chapters in a course to experienced scholars seeking a handy point of entry for their research. Readers can easily search across the entire work to pinpoint quotations or follow up references. They can jump across chapters through the Table of Contents or through an index designed by Oxford's editors. For users that also have access to Grove Music Online, Taruskin's text is accompanied by links to relevant, editorially-selected articles in Grove.

The definitive history of Western music, now with Total Access.
Combining current scholarship with cutting-edge pedagogy, the Ninth Edition of A History of Western Music is the text that students and professors have trusted for generations. Because listening is central to music history, the new Total Access program provides a full suite of media resources—including an ebook and premium streaming recordings of the entire Norton Anthology of Western Music repertoire—with every new text. Combining thoughtful revisions—particularly to chapters on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries—with exceptional media resources, A History of Western Music provides all the resources that students need in a text that will last a lifetime.


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