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Building on his monumental revision of the Seventh Edition, Peter Burkholder has refined an inspired narrative for a new generation of students, placing people at the center of the story. The narrative of A History of Western Music naturally focuses on the musical works, styles, genres, and ideas that have proven most influential, enduring, and significant—but it also encompasses a wide range of music, from religious to secular, from serious to humorous, from art music to popular music, and from Europe to the Americas. With a six-part structure emphasizing the music’s reception and continued influence, Burkholder’s narrative establishes a social and historical context for each repertoire to reveal its legacy and its significance today.
Maintaining the authority and breadth of coverage that has always defined this classic text, this new revision places a stronger emphasis on social and historical context and adds substantially expanded pedagogy and striking four-color design.
This is a chronological presentation of the development of Western music within Western culture. This edition has increased coverage of 20th-century music, and timelines covering musical events throughout history.
LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is designed to help you develop and refine the listening skills of your students and inspire a lifelong appreciation of music. Author and award-winning scholar-teacher Craig Wright, who has taught Music Appreciation courses for more than 35 years, is consistently praised by reviewers and other professors for his unparalleled accuracy and his clear, direct, conversational style. Throughout the book, Wright connects with today’s students by incorporating comparisons between pop and classical music and by using examples from popular artists to illustrate core concepts. This chronological text succinctly covers traditional Western music from medieval to modern, discussing examples from each historical period within their social contexts and the construction of each piece. LISTENING TO WESTERN MUSIC is the only text that provides Craig Wright’s own Listening Exercises, in the book and online, which help students focus on important musical elements and episodes. A free CD, packaged with each print copy of the text, includes all of the musical examples for the Part 1 listening exercises. A full set of optional online student resources includes Active Listening Guides, streaming music, an interactive eBook, quizzing, and more--all to challenge your students. All of the music discussed in the text is also available on CD and on Sony Music download cards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Based on the award-winning five-volume work by Richard Taruskin, The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Western music available. Distinctive Features BL Offers a unique focus on the people behind music history BL Places musical works within their larger cultural, social, and political contexts, providing a truly complete narrative of music history BL Covers music of all eras along with a special emphasis on the most studied works of the past 200 years BL Improves critical thinking by offering differing perspectives on how the Western musical canon developed BL Builds listening and analysis skills through comprehensive discussion of key works BL Includes helpful learning and study tools (timelines, maps, musical examples and diagrams, chapter summaries, key terms, study questions, and a glossary) Offering a complete package for building students' understanding and appreciation of the classical canon. * Sold separately
A comprehensive collection of 220 works from antiquity to the present.

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