Oxford History of Western Music, Volumes 1-5

Oxford History of Western Music, Volumes 1-5

Richard Taruskin


The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford background of Western song via probably the most famous and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Now in hardcover, the set has been reconstructed to be on hand for the 1st time as person books, every one taking up a severe period of time within the historical past of western song. All 5 books also are being provided in a curb wrapped set for a reduced fee. each one publication during this remarkable set illuminates - via a consultant sampling of masterworks - these issues, kinds, and currents that provide form and path to every musical age. The 5 titles conceal Western track from its earliest days to the 16th century, the 17th and eighteenth century, the 19th century, the early 20th century, and the overdue 20th century. Taking a serious viewpoint, Taruskin units the main points of tune, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical principles, in the greater context of worldwide affairs and cultural historical past. He combines an emphasis on constitution and shape with a dialogue of suitable theoretical recommendations in every one age, to demonstrate how the song itself works, and the way contemporaries heard and understood it. He additionally describes how the context of every stylistic interval - key cultural, ancient, social, financial, and medical occasions - inspired and directed compositional offerings. furthermore, the 5 books are full of invaluable illustrations that improve the historic context of musical composition, in addition to musical examples, black-and-white images all through, feedback for additional examining, and indexes. Laced with terrific observations, memorable musical research, and a wide ranging experience of the interactions among heritage, tradition, politics, artwork, literature, faith, and tune, those books can be crucial analyzing for a person who needs to appreciate this wealthy and numerous tradition.

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